Lockdown latest round-up: British venues begin to reopen and tackle shops prepare for June 15

LOCKDOWN measures have been modified – and it was the positive news so many have been waiting for. In England only, Wednesday, May 13 signalled the start of people being  allowed to take unlimited exercise outdoors. People in England were able to enjoy parks and public spaces without having to exercise. Angling got the green […]

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Angling Trust tells anglers to stop fishing in coronavirus crisis

AMID confusion over whether fishing is an acceptable activity during the UK ‘lockdown’, the Angling Trust has issued a statement. Jamie Cook of the Angling Trust has been busy trying to get answers and share information during the coronavirus crisis. Jamie Cook, Angling Trust chief executive, has tried to give anglers advice on the big […]

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Great run of form for canal chub and perch

IF YOU’VE ever moved a long way from home, you’ll know how finding new fishing venues can be daunting – but fun. One angler who really got to grips with it is Adam Jones. Adam is in great form with lures. He followed up a superb canal chub of 6 lb 9 oz and a […]

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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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Review: Sonik Insurgent Carp Rods

The Sonik Insurgent Carp Rods come under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 product inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: carp rods with a retractable butt section. Specifications: 9 ft (2.75 lb and 3 lb) and 10 ft (3 lb, 3.25 lb and 3.5 […]

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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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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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Free poles given away to 8,248 anglers

A TACKLE chain has revealed how it has been trying to inspire a new generation of anglers. Warrington Angling Direct is the chain’s latest branch, bringing their tally to 35. Angling Direct told Angler’s Mail how it has been trying to get youngsters hooked on fishing by giving out whips galore. For free! An spokesperson […]

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Exciting Murray cod fishing in small water

A bite window opened up while Mark Adams and I were Murray cod fishing last night. The fishing started slow and then the Murray cod went nuts for a little while. Read more: www.youtube.com

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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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