Big perch after 13 blanks in one day!

KARL BIRD smashed his perch PB with this 3 lb1 oz stripy, after travelling to lots of venues. The 36-year-old Sleaford, Linconshire, angler told Angler’s Mail: “I was supposed to be fishing at Farmoor, in Oxfordshire, for the weekend, but storms put paid to that. “Plan B was to fish the River Thames, but it […]

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Huge barbel to bait boss

BAIT and tackle company boss John Llewellyn was more than happy with his first two bites of 2020 from the River Thames. John Llewellyn got off to a great start to 2020. The first was this cracking 15 lb 2 oz barbel, and the second came from a 6 lb 8 oz chub. The barbel […]

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Review: Sonik VaderX RS Carp Reels

The Sonik VaderX RS Carp Reels 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: three big pit carp reels, one designed for spodding. Specifications: 6000RS, 8000RS and 8000RS Spod sizes; Quick-Torque drag system; 6000RS and 8000RS models […]

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Ruffe cause worry as they populate special natural lake

A MINI predatory fish species has caused alarm after turning up in a famous, protected British water. Ruffe have turned up at a special lake where they are not wanted. Scientists made the first conclusive sightings of ruffe in Cumbria’s Lake Windermere. They fear that non-native species for the venue could wreak havoc on protected […]

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World record pike claimed at over 58 lb!

A HUGE pike weighing over the International Game Fish Association record has been a major talking point across Europe. Lukas Matejka’s massive catch – is it the World record pike? Czech Lukas Matejka’s catch is considered by many anglers – but not all – to now be the World record pike. He caught the 133 […]

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Sardine bait trick tempts huge British river sturgeon

SCHOOLBOY George Marsden enjoyed a birthday treat on Nottinghamshire’s River Trent when he landed this huge sturgeon. George Marsden with the jumbo Trent sturgeon caught on a special bait involving sardine chum. Dad Andrew couldn’t weigh the fish, as he’d left his digital scales out in the rain, but he estimated it at well over […]

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Review: Carp Spirit HD3 Alarms

The Carp Spirit HD3 Alarms 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: compact alarms and receivers. Alarm specifications: ergonomic head design; ultra-bright LEDs with six colour options; sensitivity control; forward and drop-back bite differentiation; built-in Night […]

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Fishing birthday gift to remember – a load of big river fish!

SPECIMEN ace John Mott celebrated turning 45 by enjoying a dream river session. What a fishing birthday gift – John Mott displays his 16 lb 4 oz barbel. It was the heaviest barbel in an epic catch. In what must be the best fishing birthday gift ever, John notched up a staggering 20 double-figure barbel. […]

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Plastic crisis in waters should not be heaped upon anglers

THE Angling Trust have spoken up for anglers who are furious about media articles blaming angling for the waste plastic crisis. Wildlife effects of the plastic crisis in waters around the UK has been wrongly blamed, almost entirely, upon anglers. National newspaper The Guardian, followed by many websites, and some local media too, provoked the […]

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Perch fishing tips to boost your stripy catches on rivers

ANGLER’S MAIL has great advice every week from experts including regular Andy Browne, and many guests too. Here Andy offers perch fishing tips to help you catch more and bigger fish on rivers. Perch fishing tips are fine to read… but it’s all about putting them into practice at the right time. And at this […]

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