Match fishing in England can restart now – under special guidelines

MATCH anglers and venues in England are celebrating after it was confirmed by the Angling Trust that events can restart. They must be run according to safety guidelines. Match fishing is allowed in England again. In a slightly unexpected twist on Tuesday, May 26, the Trust confirmed: “Robust new best practice guidelines published by the […]

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Anglers told to ‘stay safe, stay home’ during coronavirus crisis

THE Angling Trust has issued a further statement for anglers who have been trying to understand exactly where they stand during the deepening coronavirus crisis. 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, reminded anglers to ‘stay […]

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Review: Maver MV-R All Round Hooks to Nylon

The Maver MV-R All Round Hooks to Nylon 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: hooks-to-nylon for commercial fisheries. Specifications: choice of size 14 hooks to 5.5 lb Maver MV-R mono, size 16 to 4.4 lb, […]

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Licence rogue hit by £1,723 penalty after ‘abusive and threatening behaviour’

A ROGUE has ended up with a whopping £1,723 penalty after being caught by an Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officer, aided by a member of the Angling Trust’s Voluntary Bailiff Service. Catching the rogues – the Voluntary Bailiff Service, along with EA and Police, are doing their best to make a difference. Rod licence dodger […]

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The jaguars fishing in the sea to survive

The big cats resourceful new behaviour was recorded by a WWF study on a remote island off the coast of Brazil A thriving population of jaguars living on a small, unspoilt island off the coast of the Brazilian Amazon has learned to catch fish in the sea to survive, conservationists have found. The Maracá-Jipioca Ecological […]

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1,863 river pollutions… but 0 prosecutions

ANGLERS are furious after figures revealed that the Environment Agency hasn’t yet prosecuted a single water firm for river pollutions in 2018. Pollutions have been affecting rivers all over the country – but prosecutions have not been happening. Official figures show that there were 1,863 unlawful pollution incidents by water companies in rivers in England […]

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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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National Fishing Month sees thousands of people get hooked

NATIONAL FISHING MONTH has just ended after a highly active six weeks to promote angling. National Fishing Month and Let’s Fish1 (pictured) has been helping people of all ages to experience the joys of angling. Main coordinators, the Angling Trades Association, revealed that National Fishing Month 2019 encouraged over 5,000 people to try the sport […]

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Fishing birthday gift to remember – a load of big river fish!

SPECIMEN ace John Mott celebrated turning 45 by enjoying a dream river session. What a fishing birthday gift – John Mott displays his 16 lb 4 oz barbel. It was the heaviest barbel in an epic catch. In what must be the best fishing birthday gift ever, John notched up a staggering 20 double-figure barbel. […]

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