‘Our dream fishing trip turned into a coronavirus nightmare’

FOUR English anglers had their dream fishing trip ruined by the coronavirus pandemic, but are thanking their lucky stars that they made it safely back to the UK in the nick of time. Dicky Fish displays a grouper caught before the Panama fishing trip went wrong. The quartet had to urgently abort their Panama fishing […]

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Scottish angler swoops for huge English barbel

COLIN DOUGLAS travelled 200 miles south to land this 18 lb 13 oz personal best barbel. Biggest barbel by any Scottish angler? It could be – and it scaled 18 lb 13 oz. Scottish angler Colin, 44, ventured down from Hawick, in the borders, to tackle Nottinghamshire’s River Trent. He had already enjoyed a good […]

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‘Save us from otter ruin’ – plea from fishery owners

DISGRUNTLED coarse fishery owners fed up with otters are banding together to complain about the lack of service that they receive from the Government. This otter was filmed feasting on a fish at Nine Oaks Angling Centre. Fisheries in Ceredegion, West Wales, led by Nine Oaks, are furious that Natural Resources Wales is ignoring them. […]

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Tackle great behind John Wilson’s rod dies

THE tackle manufacturer responsible for developing one of the best-selling rods of all time has passed away, aged 69. Dick Tallents was the trade man behind the famous John Wilson rod, and many other big-selling fishing products. Dick Tallents owned Masterline Tackle, the producer of iconic John Wilson rod, the Avon Quiver rod. It sold […]

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Review: Rapala X-Rap Lures

The Rapala X-Rap 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: extreme-action ‘slashbait’ lure range that’ll tempt a variety of predators, from perch to pike. Specifications: available in 4, 6, 8 and 10 cm sizes, and […]

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Another Whale Has Washed Up Dead With Plastic Packing Its Stomach

For the second time in two weeks, a whale has washed up dead with plastic packed inside its stomach, wildlife officials said. In the latest grisly discovery, off the coast of Sardinia, Italy, late last week, there were roughly 49 pounds of plastic inside the female sperm whale, along with a dead fetus. “She was […]

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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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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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