Fishing masks are the safer way for some anglers now

THIS angler is one of thousands of anglers taking extra precautions during the Covid-19 crisis. Colin Etherington wears a fishing mask The man in the fishing mask, Colin Etherington, really enjoyed his first trip back on the bank after lockdown restrictions were lifted for angling. Colin, whose family owned and built the much-admired Wintons Fishery […]

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Night fishing IS allowed when venues reopen in England, say Angling Trust

ANGLING has restarted at many venues in England but there remained a big question mark…until now. And it’s finally good news for carp anglers. Is night fishing allowed? Anglers in England have been unsure on the latest rules and guidelines. The big question many anglers have been asking is this: is night fishing allowed? It […]

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Javier Bardem: the Antarctic’s penguins need us

(CNN)I have a picture in my head. It’s impossible to fully convey, but it is a part of me. Twenty years later, this image now exists only in my head and in my heart. You’re probably reading this on your phone. Or maybe your computer screen. The world around you is frozen. The light of […]

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Mixed river haul topped by run of big roach

MATT DELABRUYERE dodged some dodgy weather to top a great haul of fish with ten 1 lb-plus roach, the best 1 lb 14 oz. Matt Delabruyere displays two of his biggest roach. The 30-year-old fire risk assessor from Colchester, Essex, scored on a small river. He told Angler’s Mail how he did it… “I fished […]

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Coronavirus sends shockwaves into angling

THE outbreak of deadly coronavirus led to the cancellation of a major tackle show in China, and will have an impact on our tackle industry. A coronavirus particle – the outbreak of what is now named COVID-19 has caused all sorts of health and industrial headches across the world. Coronavirus fears and an ever-rising spread […]

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Oops! Angler drops phone into water after photographing huge perch

THIS in-form angler could not have been happier after catching this jumbo perch – but then managed to throw his phone straight into the water! Charlie Coppolo shows his 4 lb 8 oz perch, which he does have pictures of. Charlie Coppolo was just scrolling through the pictures he’d taken of the 4 lb 10 […]

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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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Review: Maver Reality Side Tray

The Maver Reality Side Tray 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 side tray for seatbox and fishing chair systems. Specifications: aluminium construction; drainage holes in the corners; supplied with universal fittings, for 25, 30 […]

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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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