Fly Fishing for Salmon in Michigan Can Hook Anyone

Columnist Ken Perrotte, with The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Virginia, recently authored this column about fly fishing for salmon in Michigan. Much more affordable than heading to Alaska for salmon, Michigan offers the opportunity for anyone, according to Perrotte, to get hooked on fly fishing. Read his well-done story here. The post Fly Fishing for Salmon in […]

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Best Spots to Find Trout and Bass

Ross Purnell, over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, put together this piece that aims to help beginning anglers identify habitat for trout and bass in rivers, streams, and creeks. Whether you’re fishing big water or small trickles, Purnell’s advice should help you find fish willing to take your fly. Read it in full here. The post Best Spots […]

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Rapala: 80 Years of Finnish Originality

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Top bait firm Baitcraft welcomes anglers to their ‘family’

A TOP baits firm is trying to get anglers who are struggling financially back on the bank. Baitcraft has been expanding its ‘family’ of anglers, mostly carp fans, but its range of products also score with barbel, tench and bream. The firm is letting more join before the end of June 2020, extending the period […]

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Environment Agency keeps selling rod licences despite lockdown fishing ‘ban’

COARSE angling has been ‘banned’ by the Environment Agency in the coronavirus lockdown – but they won’t be offering anglers any rebate or extension for the £30 or £45 annual rod licence. The standard two-rod EA rod licence has an image of minnows. With lockdown fishing ‘banned’, they are still being sold. Lockdown fishing  is […]

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Tiny lift bites result in huge specimen roach haul

ROACH ace Charlie Kemmett spotted the slightest lift bites while float fishing, but he hit them, to put together this amazing haul of specimen redfins. Charlie Kemmett with his impressive Winkton roach haul. Fishing at Winkton on the Hampshire Avon, Charlie is pictured above holding his best fish, of 3 lb 1 oz. The others […]

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The jaguars fishing in the sea to survive

The big cats resourceful new behaviour was recorded by a WWF study on a remote island off the coast of Brazil A thriving population of jaguars living on a small, unspoilt island off the coast of the Brazilian Amazon has learned to catch fish in the sea to survive, conservationists have found. The Maracá-Jipioca Ecological […]

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Bob Church tributes flood in as his funeral takes place

TRIBUTES have been paid to one of angling’s true greats. Bob Church (right), pictured with Angler’s Mail columnist Steve Collett. The funeral for all-rounder Bob Church was held this week (Monday, September 30, 2019), after he sadly passed away at the age of 83. Northampton-based Bob made the successful change over from coarse specimen hunter […]

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Biggest eel of 2019 reported from holiday fishing venue

CHECK out this jumbo eel, carefully measured at 111 cm long and weighed in front of the fishery bailiff. Biggest eel reported in 2019 – 8 lb 14 oz It’s the biggest eel reported to Angler’s Mail this year, scaling 8 lb 14 oz, and was caught at Shropshire’s Wigmore Lakes. Ireneusz Zajaczkowski was fishing […]

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Review: Rapala X-Rap Otus Lures

The Rapala X-Rap Otus 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: hybrid lures for big pike. Specifications: ABS plastic body; flexible PVC tail; 25 cm length; weighs 90 g; 0.5-1 m swimming depth; mounted with […]

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