How to Make a Bamboo Fly Rod

I had the chance to write a story about building bamboo fly rods, for a website based out of New Zealand. I’ve been building rods for a few years now, and it was fun to share the process of building cane rods. You can read the story in its entirety here. The post How to […]

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How to tie a tucked blood knot

IT’S not been the most fashionable knot for a very long time, but the tucked blood knot is one that a suprising number of anglers swear by. The finished knot should look like this and is much stronger than the un-tucked version. Not tucking the blood knot is one of the most common mistakes in […]

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Venues and shops close as coronavirus bites deep into British fishing

CHEW VALLEY LAKE was one of the first major UK angling venues to close due to coronavirus safety concerns – and here’s a quick reminder of its riches… This stunning 18 lb 8 oz brown trout, one of a number of giant brownies to coarse anglers over recent months, fell to Kai Hulbert. The 34-year-old […]

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Mixed river haul topped by run of big roach

MATT DELABRUYERE dodged some dodgy weather to top a great haul of fish with ten 1 lb-plus roach, the best 1 lb 14 oz. Matt Delabruyere displays two of his biggest roach. The 30-year-old fire risk assessor from Colchester, Essex, scored on a small river. He told Angler’s Mail how he did it… “I fished […]

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Huge brace of crucians is special reward extra-long return trip

JAMES HOWES didn’t mind a 300-mile round trip from East Anglia for a day session as it produced this stunning brace of big crucians. James shows his brace of giant crucian carp. James’s big crucians, rewarding him for hours on the road, scaled 4 lb 2 oz (top fish) and 4 lb. Tackling an undisclosed […]

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Review: Rapala Ultra Light Lures

The Rapala Ultra Light 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: small crankbait and topwater lures. Specifications: all of the lures come with sharp and strong VMC Black Nickel treble hooks, the 3 and 4 […]

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Craig’s super paste trick lures two UK carp for 104 lb

CRAIG MCEVOY is having a brilliant year and on his latest weekend trip matted mirror carp of 54 lb 8 oz (main picture) and 50 lb 2 oz. Craig McEvoy holds the larger of his RH Fisheries brace. RH Fisheries The Avenue in Shropshire is where Craig has enjoyed his successes. Craig, from Wolverhampton, West […]

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