The Avenue’s road to big carp glory revealed

ONE of the UK’s top carp fisheries has produced a specimen of 59 lb, a fish that had managed to avoid capture for 15 months. Avenue fishing success – this heavyweight carp scaled 59 lb. Paul Cunliffe tempted a beast known as Sweetcheeks from The Avenue fishing lake. It’s part of Rob Hales’ RH Fisheries, […]

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Winter river fishing success snatched in between work

DOES work always get in the way with your fishing plans? Maybe you can take a leaf out of Dr Mark Everard’s book, and juggle things smartly… Mark got his hands on big grayling from the River Irfon. Mark had a work meeting in mid-Wales, but he managed to squeeze in two grayling sessions on […]

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Review: Middy Protector Scissors

The Middy Protector 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: rig scissors. Specifications: Japanese steel blades; compact, safe design. My verdict: safe snippers. Sharp, easy to store, with a protective cap for the business end, […]

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Monster catfish landed jointly by father and son

WAYNE CLARK decided to take up angling again so he could take his son Billie – and they jointly caught this 81 lb 8 oz catfish. The pair shared a huge hit of 17 catfish and carp for 848 lb 8 oz from Wintons Fishery, near Burgess Hill in West Sussex. Wayne said: “I joined […]

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Insect crisis poses a serious threat to fish populations

A SCIENTIFIC report has warned global insect numbers are rapidly declining – and a worst-case scenario would be them being wiped out within a century. One of the most iconic UK inset species devoured by fish – the mayfly, seen here on the River Test. The loss of so many insect species could have devastating […]

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Hurricane Jose: storm nearly ‘category five’ as it follows Irma’s destructive path

The system is nearing the eastern Caribbean islands of Barbuda and Anguilla, promising further devastation in the wake of the giant Irma Hurricane Jose has weakened slightly, but remains a “dangerous category four hurricane” as it heads towards the eastern Caribbean islands ravage by Hurricane Irma. Jose was about 160 miles (260km) east-southeast of the […]

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