Match fishing in England can restart now – but 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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How to get the best out of split shot and weights on your line

COLIN MITCHELL, a long-time angling journalist and highly experienced coarse angler, is your guide to those little weights that make a big difference! Split shot – leaving a short gap between the bulk shots at the base of the float allows the float to float on the strike and creates a more direct connection to […]

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Venues and shops close as coronavirus bites deep into British fishing

CHEW VALLEY LAKE was one of the first major UK angling venues to close due to coronavirus safety concerns – and here’s a quick reminder of its riches… This stunning 18 lb 8 oz brown trout, one of a number of giant brownies to coarse anglers over recent months, fell to Kai Hulbert. The 34-year-old […]

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Giant 18 lb 9 oz barbel… to honour mum

ROBERT BOWN got his just rewards for years of hard work on his local River Trent with this PB 18 lb 9 oz barbel. Robert Bown displays his giant 18 lb 9 oz Trent barbel. The 36-year-old Nottingham angler tempted the mighty new personal best on a 3 Foot Twitch Redemption boilie. Robert explained: “The […]

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Winter river fishing success snatched in between work

DOES work always get in the way with your fishing plans? Maybe you can take a leaf out of Dr Mark Everard’s book, and juggle things smartly… Mark got his hands on big grayling from the River Irfon. Mark had a work meeting in mid-Wales, but he managed to squeeze in two grayling sessions on […]

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‘You guys might think I’m crazy’: Diary of US ‘missionary’ reveals last days in remote island

(CNN)The Christian evangelist who attempted to convert one of the world’s last remaining isolated tribes wrote of his convictions in pursuing the mission even in the face of open hostility and attempts on his life, according to diary entries and notes. “I hollered, ‘My name is John, I love you and Jesus loves you,’” he […]

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Rod licence dodgers are on the decline as fear of detection rises

FIGURES released to Angler’s Mail by the Environment Agency show that the number of prosecutions for rod licence offences has dropped significantly. EA bailiff patrols are on the lookout the rod licence dodgers, but are finding less of them than they used to. The total number of prosecutions of rod licence dodgers for the 2018/2019 […]

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Killing Eve: how my psycho killer was brought to life

When not being the Observers dance critic, Luke Jennings was self-publishing thrillers about two mutually obsessed women. Little did he imagine they would lead him – with Fleabags Phoebe Waller-Bridge – to create a subversive TV smash… It’s midnight and I’ve been invited to take part in an online group chat. The group call themselves […]

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Mahseer double is one of greatest catches of the modern era

FORMER Angler’s Mail reporter Gary Newman rates this 62 lb redfin mahseer as his best-ever fish and he caught it in consecutive cast brace with a 45 lb golden mahseer. Gary Newman displays his 62 lb redfin mahseer. The 42-year-old specimen ace took the amazing mahseer catch from the Saryu River on the India/Nepal border. […]

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Underwater explosions in extreme slow-mo are like something from outer space

Sticking a tiny firework into a fishing tank and watching it go off is, on the surface, a fairly unimpressive sight but when you watch the thing burst apart at 120,000 frames per second it’s a whole different story. SEE ALSO: Flinging a hammer at a mirror in extreme slow motion has unexpected results For […]

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