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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Britain’s biggest pike – full story of 53 lb-plus sensation

A PIKE scaling a monster 53 lb 2 oz was discovered during UK lockdown at a top fishery. Brian Morland and his dog admire what could have been the biggest pike to have ever swum in an English fishing venue. If you know of a bigger one, drop an email to: amletters@ti-medai.com What could be […]

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Government and bank cash helps Angling Direct fishing chain during crisis

BRITAIN’S largest tackle shop chain has taken a £2.5million short-term bank loan to help its efforts to ride out the coronavirus crisis. Angling Direct how they are tackling the impact of coronavirus, as tackle shops everywhere await news of when they can reopen. The Angling Direct fishing tackle business has also put most of its […]

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Environment Agency keeps selling rod licences despite lockdown fishing ‘ban’

COARSE angling has been ‘banned’ by the Environment Agency in the coronavirus lockdown – but they won’t be offering anglers any rebate or extension for the £30 or £45 annual rod licence. The standard two-rod EA rod licence has an image of minnows. With lockdown fishing ‘banned’, they are still being sold. Lockdown fishing  is […]

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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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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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Review: Rapala X-Rap Otus Lures

The Rapala X-Rap Otus 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: hybrid lures for big pike. Specifications: ABS plastic body; flexible PVC tail; 25 cm length; weighs 90 g; 0.5-1 m swimming depth; mounted with […]

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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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Philippines typhoon: More than 100 dead and missing

Santiago, Isabela province, the Philippines( CNN) Rescue operations are underway in the Philippines as 49 people remain missing after Super Typhoon Mangkhut triggered a massive landslide in the country’s north, destroying hundreds of homes. Dozens of the dead and missing are believed to be miners who were trapped inside a building buried by a landslide […]

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