Fishery owner jailed for shooting otter in landing net

A FISHERY owner who shot an otter dead in front of horrified day ticket anglers is serving time in prison, in the first prosecution of its kind. Former Lyons Gate owner Stuart Jones shot an otter in a shocked angler’s landing net. Pic: BNPS. Stuart Jones, then owner of Lyons Gate Caravan Park & Fishery, […]

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7 super river fishing tips for late season success

THE coarse fishing river season closes at midnight March 14 in England and Wales, and those final days and hours often bring some very special catches. Angler’s Mail selected these super 7 river tips, to help you grab some quality sport … 1. TOP TIMING This first one of our late-season river tips almost goes […]

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Huge barbel to bait boss

BAIT and tackle company boss John Llewellyn was more than happy with his first two bites of 2020 from the River Thames. John Llewellyn got off to a great start to 2020. The first was this cracking 15 lb 2 oz barbel, and the second came from a 6 lb 8 oz chub. The barbel […]

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All fishing weights made of lead to be banned?

THE use of lead in fishing could be coming to an end after moves being made in Europe. Even coated fishing wights made of lead could be on the way out across much of Europe. The European Union is consulting over the use of lead in fishing weights, and is expected to bring in legislation […]

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Review: Middy Protector Scissors

The Middy Protector Scissors 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: rig scissors. Specifications: Japanese steel blades; compact, safe design. My verdict: safe snippers. Sharp, easy to store, with a protective cap for the business end, […]

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Anglers fear effects of washing machines on our rivers

CONCERN is growing about the impact of microplastics and detergents discharged every day from washing machines direct into rivers. Washing machines are contributing to worrying levels of hidden pollution. About ten per cent of washing machines do not get connected to the mains drainage which then goes onto sewage treatment plants. It’s usually those washing […]

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Facebook’s new sign-up feature resembles a phishing attack

Facebook has been asking some users to give up the password to their private email accounts while signing up for the social media site, the Daily Beast reports. The discovery was first revealed by a Twitter user earlier this week, who accused Facebook of “practically fishing for passwords you are not supposed to know!” Hey @facebook, demanding […]

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Study Confirms Shark Is On The Menu For Alligators, And Vice Versa

In a week that has already revealed an extinct giant dinosaur-eating frog, scientists have confirmed that alligators’ diets are much more interesting than we thought. It turns out the animals are not averse to dining out on a spot of shark. The study, carried out by James Nifong of Kansas State University, looked at the […]

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Perch fishing tips to boost your stripy catches on rivers

ANGLER’S MAIL has great advice every week from experts including regular Andy Browne, and many guests too. Here Andy offers perch fishing tips to help you catch more and bigger fish on rivers. Perch fishing tips are fine to read… but it’s all about putting them into practice at the right time. And at this […]

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