Lockdown latest round-up: venues reopen, match fishing can restart and tackle shops prepare for June 15

LOCKDOWN measures have been modified – and it was the positive news so many have been waiting for. In England only, Wednesday, May 13 signalled the start of people being  allowed to take unlimited exercise outdoors. People in England were able to enjoy parks and public spaces without having to exercise. Angling got the green […]

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Venues and shops close as coronavirus bites deep into British fishing

CHEW VALLEY LAKE was one of the first major UK angling venues to close due to coronavirus safety concerns – and here’s a quick reminder of its riches… This stunning 18 lb 8 oz brown trout, one of a number of giant brownies to coarse anglers over recent months, fell to Kai Hulbert. The 34-year-old […]

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Your pollution evidence could help improve state of UK rivers

ANGLERS are being encouraged to help stop raw sewage entering rivers by filming any spills that they see when out on the bank. This outfall pipe is just one scrap of pollution evidence – it’s out there and a passionate angler is pulling in evidence. You can help him. Underwater filmmaker and keen angler Mark […]

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Salesman illegally smuggled 5.3 million fish

A SEAFOOD salesman is awaiting sentence after being found guilty of smuggling a staggering £53million worth of endangered eels. Just a handful of eels from the millions that the fish smuggler transported. Fish smuggler Gilbert Khoo, 67,  was convicted of six offences relating to the illegal importation and movement of rare elvers, at London’s Southwark […]

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Review: Rapala Jointed Lures

The Rapala Jointed 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: jointed lures for attracting predators. Specifications: floating, balsa wood construction; classic fish profile; jointed design and action; VMC Black Nickel hooks; hand-tuned and tank-tested. 7 […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Magnum X1 42 in. Multi-Net

The Carp Spirit Magnum X1 42 in. Multi-Net 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: top-of-the-range landing net. Specifications: adjustable and lightweight three-piece carbon handle that can be used at 3, 6 and 9 ft lengths; […]

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Summer fishing tips and insight that’s sure to boost your catches

If you’re looking to improve your fishing catches over the summer weeks ahead, read on…. The summer fishing tips in this article are well worth reading and applying to boost your catches. The summer fishing tips you’ll read here draws on the experience of Andy Browne. He’s one of the ace all-rounders seen regularly in […]

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Anglers fear effects of washing machines on our rivers

CONCERN is growing about the impact of microplastics and detergents discharged every day from washing machines direct into rivers. Washing machines are contributing to worrying levels of hidden pollution. About ten per cent of washing machines do not get connected to the mains drainage which then goes onto sewage treatment plants. It’s usually those washing […]

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Review: Maver MV-R Power Reel Monofilament

The Maver MV-R Power Reel Monofilament 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: high-performance monofilament reel line from Japan. Specifications: a floating line sold on 150 m spools; diameters from 0.15 mm (5.51 lb) to 0.23 […]

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Just chill: the museum of rebels that took Iceland by storm

Housed in an old herring factory, Reykjavks Living Art Museum was once treated with disdain and tottered on the verge of bankruptcy. Now its lauded for revitalising the entire countrys art scene In a corner of Reykjavík’s Living Art Museum, a small stone tied in a net hangs precariously from the ceiling. The piece, likely […]

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