Record dace for both the Bristol Avon and Hampshire Avon!

DR MARK EVERARD hoped to finish the year off with a big fish and his hard work paid off with this 1 lb 2 oz 8 dr dace. Mark Everard with his latest river record dace – this time for the Bristol Avon. The associate professor from Great Somerford, Wiltshire, bagged the river record dace […]

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British record barbel of 21 lb 2 oz quietly enters history lists

THE specimen world was shocked when it read all about a new British record barbel that was accepted at the end of 2019. Colin Smithson’s 21 lb 2 oz British record barbel was accepted by the British Record Fish Committee at their final meeting of 2019. Colin Smithson caught his 21 lb 2 oz British […]

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Strawberry bait produces massive roach

SPESSY ace Kevin Sanders smashed his roach PB with this 3 lb 3 oz giant. It’s no wonder Kevin Sanders looks pleased as this 3 lb 3 oz Norfolk lake roach was a superb PB. The Norfolk lake giant beat Kevin’s old 2 lb 6 oz best, from the same venue, with ease. The 42-year-old […]

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BLACK FRIDAY DEAL! Save 50% on Angler’s Mail subscriptions

SAVE 50%!! Don’t miss this Black Friday fishing deal to bag a bargain Angler’s Mail magazine subscription before Christmas…. Hurry – this deal is for a limited period only. Click this image for the best Black Friday fishing deals on Angler’s Mail magazine. Black Friday fishing deals don’t get much better than what we have […]

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Huge brace of crucians is special reward extra-long return trip

JAMES HOWES didn’t mind a 300-mile round trip from East Anglia for a day session as it produced this stunning brace of big crucians. James shows his brace of giant crucian carp. James’s big crucians, rewarding him for hours on the road, scaled 4 lb 2 oz (top fish) and 4 lb. Tackling an undisclosed […]

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Giant catfish landed on tiny 6 ft rod

TONY OWEN got an unexpected reward in the shape of this 93 lb catfish, which he managed to tame on a 6 ft carp stalking rod. Tony Owen with his giant catfish from Horton Boat Pool, run by RK Leisure. Tony has been targeting catfish since April at Boat Pool, run by RK Leisure, at […]

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Fishing Closed Season backlash divides anglers

THE final decision of the Environment Agency to retain the current Closed Season has split the angling community in a similar way to Brexit. The fishing Closed Season remains as it was in England and Wales, preventing anglers trying for fish like barbel (pictured) in rivers between March 15 and June 15 inclusive. Many are […]

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Review: Kodex Twist ‘n’ Lock Landing Net Handle

The Kodex Twist ‘n’ Lock Landing Net Handle comes under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: an adjustable specimen landing net handle. Specifications: can be locked at any length between 1.1 and 2 m; twist-lock mechanism; lightweight, […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Monster Barrow

The Carp Spirit Monster Barrow comes under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: a carp fishing barrow with a large carrying capacity. Specifications: takes loads in excess of 100 kg; a second wheel is available to convert […]

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Fishing birthday gift to remember – a load of big river fish!

SPECIMEN ace John Mott celebrated turning 45 by enjoying a dream river session. What a fishing birthday gift – John Mott displays his 16 lb 4 oz barbel. It was the heaviest barbel in an epic catch. In what must be the best fishing birthday gift ever, John notched up a staggering 20 double-figure barbel. […]

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