Best barbel fishing peg saved from concrete extinction

HERE’s a bit of good news for anglers amidst the coronavirus lockdown…. Cromwell Weir is famous for probably the best barbel fishing in the country. Britain’s best barbel fishing peg looks as if it will be saved from being buried under concrete. As we revealed before lockdown, iconic peg 1A at Cromwell Weir was set […]

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Salesman illegally smuggled 5.3 million fish

A SEAFOOD salesman is awaiting sentence after being found guilty of smuggling a staggering £53million worth of endangered eels. Just a handful of eels from the millions that the fish smuggler transported. Fish smuggler Gilbert Khoo, 67,  was convicted of six offences relating to the illegal importation and movement of rare elvers, at London’s Southwark […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Zig-Master

The Carp Spirit Zig-Master monofilament 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: monofilament for zig and floater fishing. Specifications: available in 8 lb (0.23 mm), 10 lb (0.25 mm) and 12 lb (0.28 mm) breaking strains; […]

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Lure fishing couple share special short session with big pike

HERE’S an ‘al-luring couple’ who love pike fishing and shared a fantastic short session. Denisa Trifan is now her partner’s pike fishing buddy after catching this impressive specimen. Lure fishing ace Ionut Mitrea was fishing alongside his fiancée, Denisa Trifan, when he bagged a PB 25 lb 6 oz pike. The Northamptonshire stillwater also saw […]

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River pollution hell… now it’s time to pay up

AFTER a tiring six-year struggle, a highly respected angling club finally won compensation to restock after a pollution back in 2013. River pollution scene – Mail correspondent Tom Legge fishes at Baits Bite on the River Cam. Cambridge FPAS netted the river pollution result it was seeking to boost a stretch of  Cam that was […]

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World record pike claimed at over 58 lb!

A HUGE pike weighing over the International Game Fish Association record has been a major talking point across Europe. Lukas Matejka’s massive catch – is it the World record pike? Czech Lukas Matejka’s catch is considered by many anglers – but not all – to now be the World record pike. He caught the 133 […]

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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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How poaching by Eastern European anglers is being tackled

THE Angling Trust has explained its progress so far with a project called Building Bridges, created to help address the issue of Eastern European anglers taking fish from fisheries. Building Bridges leader Janusz Kansik (centre) at Carney Pools, near Stafford, which was recently the site of a poaching incident. Building Bridges project manager Janusz Kansik told Angler’s Mail […]

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Specimen chub… on every method!

CHUB are known for their wide tastes in food… and one angler has been proving the point. Robbie Northman had this 6 lb 5 oz specimen chub on the fly. After landing a specimen chub of 6 lb on a lure in the morning, Robbie Northman set out in the evening to fish the fly. […]

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Review: Urban Bait Barrel Wafters

The Urban Bait Barrel Wafters 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: barrel-shaped carp baits in a wafter format. Ingredients: 11 mm x 6 mm barrel-shaped hook baits in Nutcracker, Strawberry Nutcracker, Tuna & Garlic and […]

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