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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‘Coral bleaching is getting worse … but the biggest problem is pollution’

Conservationists are battling to save the 700 -mile Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in the Caribbean suffering the effects of mass tourism and global warming The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is the largest hurdle reef in the western hemisphere- an underwater wilderness stretching over 700 miles along the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. One of the […]

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Study Confirms Shark Is On The Menu For Alligators, And Vice Versa

In a week that has already revealed an extinct giant dinosaur-eating frog, scientists have confirmed that alligators’ diets are much more interesting than we thought. It turns out the animals are not averse to dining out on a spot of shark. The study, carried out by James Nifong of Kansas State University, looked at the […]

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