British record minnow caught by angling coach

ANGLING coach Kevin Sims thinks that he may have broken one the longest-standing British coarse fish records. Kevin is sure this mini marvel was a British record minnow. It might not be a monster but it is in the mini species world as it could be record minnow. Seen above alongside Kevin’s five-inch long glasses, […]

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Brexit ‘has changed EU view of Scotland’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVan Rompuy: Europe ‘looking at what Scotland is in favour of’ A former president of the European Council has said he believes Brexit has changed EU attitudes to Scottish independence. In a BBC interview, Herman Van Rompuy said there was now “much more sympathy” for European regions […]

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Scottish angler swoops for huge English barbel

COLIN DOUGLAS travelled 200 miles south to land this 18 lb 13 oz personal best barbel. Biggest barbel by any Scottish angler? It could be – and it scaled 18 lb 13 oz. Scottish angler Colin, 44, ventured down from Hawick, in the borders, to tackle Nottinghamshire’s River Trent. He had already enjoyed a good […]

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Eco-friendly fishing products launched

A FORWARD-THINKING carp company is doing its bit to tackle plastic pollution with its new range of biodegradable products. Rig Marole have launched eco-friendly line clips for fishing. Rig Marole UK is launching two biodegradable lead clips initially, but has also innovated new eco-friendly packaging that it hopes to extend to the entire range. The […]

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Stunning giant pike after great winter run of specimens

FINN LEWIS obliterated his pike PB by 11 lb with this 34 lb giant. The Essex angler told Angler’s Mail how he made his impressive catch, which starred recently in the magazine’s Richworth-sponsored Fish of the Week. “I had another two doubles up to 18 lb just before the big ‘girl’,” said 25-year-old Finn, from […]

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Do-it-yourself pike!

IONUT MITREA needed to do a bit of DIY to a new lure and it resulted in this pristine 24 lb 8 oz pike from a local lake. The 31-year-old night shift supervisor had the tail of a new 18 cm Quantum Yolo Swim Shad taken by a fish. He replaced it with one from […]

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2019 floods cause serious worries for fish stocks in Britain

HEAVY rainfall and flooding that has wreaked havoc in many parts of the country is seriously bad news for fish. Damage caused to fish stocks by 2019 floods is a concern. A leading fish expert believes the 2019 floods will have caused long-term damage, as well harming fry survival. As Angler’s Mail revealed, some stillwaters […]

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John Wilson Fishing Enterprise set up by daughter to help others

THE daughter of the late John Wilson is honouring her father with a scheme to help getting troubled children get into angling. John and Lisa – the John Wilson Fishing Enterprise is due to launch properly in the spring of 2020. Lisa Wilson revealed the John Wilson Fishing Enterprise at the 2019 Angling Trust annual […]

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Review: Sean Simms Disgorgers

The Sean Simms Disgorgers 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: hand-carved disgorgers. Specifications: the set of two floating disgorgers is made from oak and walnut, and comes in a velvet pouch; the larger Beast version […]

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Review: Rapala Super Shadow Rap Lures

The Rapala Super Shadow Rap 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: hard lures that have been designed to imitate dying fish. Specifications: 16 cm long; 77 g; plastic body; armed with a pair of […]

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