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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Jamie Cook is new angling leader – find out more here

THE Angling Trust and Fish Legal have a highly successful angler and experienced business leader installed now as their next chief executive. Jamie Cook, seen with a tench, is an all round angler with an impressive list of PBs. Jamie Cook has just stepped into the Angling Trust and Fish Legal role. He has started following […]

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Review: Urban Bait Himalayan Salt Range

The Urban Bait Himalayan Salt Range 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. Ingredients: two of the most popular Urban Bait ranges now come in an alternative ‘salty’ format. The famous Nutcracker range is based on freshly […]

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Review: Kodex Vanilla White Munchies

The Kodex Vanilla White Munchies 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: irregular-shaped hook baits that are soft and buoyant. Ingredients: made from ‘100 per cent natural’ ingredients. My verdict: Vanilla White is a new addition […]

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