Tench season starts late – with brilliant action!

MANY anglers managed to start their spring fishing belatedly with tench action, making up for lost time. Amongst those anglers targeting with tench as lockdown rules eased, Ryan Hayden came within a whisker of his PB when he matted this fantastic 9 lb 10 oz tinca. Tackling a secret gravel pit, Ryan, 27, from Brackley, […]

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Poachers’ illegal river nets thwarted

A QUICK-THINKING angler saved dozens of prime coarse fish from being killed by calling the Environment Agency’s incident hotline to report illegal netting. This net was strung across the River Nene. Two EA officers and three Police officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Rural Crime Action Team rushed to the River Nene, near March. They searched for […]

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Review: Target Baits Whole Egg Powder

The Target Baits Whole Egg Powder comes 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: egg powder made from pasteurised eggs for making boilies. My verdict: if you want to make your own baits, check out this egg […]

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Review: Enterprise Tackle Caster Bait Bands

The Enterprise Tackle Caster Bait Bands 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: bait bands for casters. Specifications: made from biodegradable plastic; non-toxic; 20 single caster or 16 double caster bands in a packet. My verdict: […]

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Lockdown isolation after stunning roach capture

ONE of the nation’s most successful specimen anglers was celebrating a fantastic moment before the lockdown… Phil Smith with his stunning 3 lb 9 oz roach. Veteran big fish ace Phil Smith bagged this 3 lb 9 oz roach, making it four venues from where he has tempted redfins of over 3 lb. Phil landed […]

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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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Chinese coronavirus and Brexit effects for UK fishing tackle trade

THE Angling Trades Association has warned that tackle manufacturers face a really difficult year, contending with the two biggest news events of 2020. Will tackle shops struggle to get products over the months ahead? The Chinese coronavirus crisis, which has caused health worries worldwide, plus the early days of Brexit, have dominated the national news. […]

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Eco-friendly fishing products launched

A FORWARD-THINKING carp company is doing its bit to tackle plastic pollution with its new range of biodegradable products. Rig Marole have launched eco-friendly line clips for fishing. Rig Marole UK is launching two biodegradable lead clips initially, but has also innovated new eco-friendly packaging that it hopes to extend to the entire range. The […]

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Hot weather fishing tips

IT’S BEEN a decent summer so far with spells of fine, warm weather – and that means a change in tactics when it comes to most of our fishing days. Hopefully the summer angling tips here get you catching more fish through the rest of the warmer months. Most summer angling tips articles you’ll read […]

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Review: Sensas EVA World Champion Net Bag

The Sensas EVA World Champion Net Bag 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: waterproof bag for keepnets. Specifications: tough EVA construction; zipped top; carry handles and shoulder strap. Dimensions: Medium – 25 x 60 x […]

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