Tackle theft memories fade… in favour of great bars of gold

ONE of the country’s top specimen anglers has put the heartbreak of having his tackle stolen behind him and got back on the trail of quality fish. Matthew Fernandez took his four-year-old daughter, River, fishing as soon as anglers were allowed to travel to fish again. As you can see from the picture above, they caught […]

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Super hectic pike action using hi-tech gadget

LEE SPILLARD enjoyed a hectic first day back on the water when he caught this 20 lb pike in a huge haul of predators. A Strike Pro Miuras Mouse, after some work with a Garmin device, lured a shared 30-fish catch from Cumbria’s Lake Windermere. Tackling up just after angling was back across England, Lee […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Inox Bobbin Single Hanger

The Carp Spirit Inox Bobbin Single Hanger comes under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 product inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: carp bobbin system. Specifications: Duo Adjustable Line Clip for running or fixed attachment on the line; side grub screw for increasing tension, […]

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10 of the world’s best piers: readers’ travel tips

From a favourite of John Betjeman to Polish art-deco cafes, underwater observatories and Hemingways fishing spot our readers reveal their favourite over-water strolls Winning tip: Huntington Beach, California Huntington Beach is the spiritual home of Californian surfing. I love strolling out early in the morning along Huntington Beach Pier, when the marine layer mist lingers, […]

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Cocaine galore! Villagers live it up on profits from ‘white lobster’

Washed-up bales of drugs bring millions of dollars to poor fishing communities. World news Cocaine galore! Villagers live it up on gains from ‘white lobster’ Washed-up bales of drugs bring millions of dollars to poor fishing communities Audio slideshow: Rory Carroll and Susan Schulman meet the fishermen angling for the catch with a difference Rory […]

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The Avenue’s road to big carp glory revealed

ONE of the UK’s top carp fisheries has produced a specimen of 59 lb, a fish that had managed to avoid capture for 15 months. Avenue fishing success – this heavyweight carp scaled 59 lb. Paul Cunliffe tempted a beast known as Sweetcheeks from The Avenue fishing lake. It’s part of Rob Hales’ RH Fisheries, […]

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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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Review: Rapala Original Floater Lures

The Rapala Original Floater Lures come 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 floating lure. Specifications: available in 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 18 cm sizes; largest size has a swimming depth to 3.3 […]

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Antis jump on scientist’s latest fish ‘pain’ opinion

OPPONENTS of angling have jumped on a research paper on the issue of ‘do fish feel pain?”. Perch were amongst the fish studied for the review that anti angling groups pounced upon. Its claims have been countered by the Angling Trust.. Anti angling groups were featured in coverage by the national media of the latest […]

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Review: Middy MW Signature Pole Floats

The Middy MW Signature Pole Floats come 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. Specifications: patterns include Diamond Carp (4×12, 4×14, 4×16), Rugby (4×12, 4×14, 4×16), Diamond Mugger (4×10, 4×12), Mudline (4×10, 4×12), F1 Carbon (4×10, 4×12, 4×14) […]

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