Huge pike on floating bread meant for carp!

SPENCER KING got an almighty surprise when this 31 lb pike snapped up his crust. The surprise snapper came on floating bread at Leggett Lakes on the Kingscote Estate in West Sussex. Spencer was seeking carp at the £20-a-day water. His cousin, Ashley Pearman, said: “It was a total shock that Spencer caught a 31 […]

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Near record zander finally revealed – and here it is!

WE might be a whole lot nearer the new river fishing season than the last one but check this out… Billy’s freak catch could become the next British record zander. This immense, potential British record zander was caught just before the river season ended back in mid-March. The captor couldn’t count it as a fair […]

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Covid-19 prevents help after new angling venue’s fish kill

A FISHERY boss has been left to resolve a major fish death himself after the Environment Agency refused to visit due to coronavirus. Some of the dead fish at Dyehouse Ponds. Distraught Robert Rogerson was hoping to open his new Dyehouse Ponds, near Bradford, West Yorkshire, at the start of April. The Covid-19 pandemic and […]

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Fishing tackle plastic reduction efforts blasted by campaigner

THE angling trade has been blasted for not doing enough about single-use plastic. Chris Turnbull is campaigning for fishing tackle plastic use to be reduced. Fishing tackle plastic is being increasingly questioned as the global environmental improvement lobby grows. Angler’s Mail has regularly reported on the impressive success in recycling line, coordinated by the Anglers […]

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Lure fishing couple share special short session with big pike

HERE’S an ‘al-luring couple’ who love pike fishing and shared a fantastic short session. Denisa Trifan is now her partner’s pike fishing buddy after catching this impressive specimen. Lure fishing ace Ionut Mitrea was fishing alongside his fiancée, Denisa Trifan, when he bagged a PB 25 lb 6 oz pike. The Northamptonshire stillwater also saw […]

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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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Review: Rapala RCD Retractable Line Scissors

The Rapala RCD Retractable Line Scissors 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: ‘safe’ scissors for lure anglers. Specifications: sharp, stainless steel blades; built-in carabiner. My verdict: a handy accessory for roving lure anglers, these scissors […]

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‘You guys might think I’m crazy’: Diary of US ‘missionary’ reveals last days in remote island

(CNN)The Christian evangelist who attempted to convert one of the world’s last remaining isolated tribes wrote of his convictions in pursuing the mission even in the face of open hostility and attempts on his life, according to diary entries and notes. “I hollered, ‘My name is John, I love you and Jesus loves you,’” he […]

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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: Rapala X-Rap Scoop Lures

The Rapala X-Rap Scoop 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 quality, hard plastic, ‘spoon-like’ lure range. Specifications: 14 cm-long; weighs 68 g; swimming depth of 1.6 m; S-shaped, hard plastic body; realistic, chrome […]

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