Tackle shops reopen and river season starts as angling’s ‘new normal’ marches on

TACKLE shops across the country have just reopened, and the river season has begun… putting angling fully into its ‘new normal’. Tackle shops open – after weeks of waiting, customers can go into tackle shops again. Most tackle shops put measures in place to be able to re-open their doors to customers on June 15. […]

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Angling Trust push case for fishing to resume after lockdown rules are relaxed

The national governing body for recreational fishing is pushing the case to Government for the pursuit we love to be allowed before too long. Most keen anglers, aside from staying safe, have been wondering ‘when will fishing start again in the UK?’ Finally news has emerged about what is being said at a high level. […]

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Review: Rapala BX Minnow Lures

The Rapala BX Minnow 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 crankbait. Specifications: 7 cm (7 g) and 10 cm (12 g) sizes; swimming depths of 0.6-1.2 m and 0.9 m-1.5 m; floating balsa […]

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Sturgeon shocker and huge barbel – in same session!

SPESSY ace Justin Stoddart notched up two new PBs on his latest River Trent trip – a jumbo 16 lb 10 oz barbel and a shock 21 lb 3 oz sturgeon. Trent sturgeon – there have been a few of them reported, but Justin Stoddart also had a 16 lb 10 oz barbel on the […]

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Bob Church tributes flood in as his funeral takes place

TRIBUTES have been paid to one of angling’s true greats. Bob Church (right), pictured with Angler’s Mail columnist Steve Collett. The funeral for all-rounder Bob Church was held this week (Monday, September 30, 2019), after he sadly passed away at the age of 83. Northampton-based Bob made the successful change over from coarse specimen hunter […]

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Review: Sensas Jumbo Top Kit Holdalls

The Sensas Jumbo Top Kit Holdalls 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: holdall for multiple pole top kits. Specifications: rigid, hard holdall with a carry handle and Velcro-down top; six compartments inside, for top kits. […]

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