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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Review: Carp Spirit HD3 Alarms

The Carp Spirit HD3 Alarms 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: compact alarms and receivers. Alarm specifications: ergonomic head design; ultra-bright LEDs with six colour options; sensitivity control; forward and drop-back bite differentiation; built-in Night […]

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Review: Sonik SK-TEK Compact Rod Sleeves

The Sonik SK-TEK Compact Rod Sleeves 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: a space-saving rod holdall that’ll take your rods, accessories and shelter. Specifications: up-and-down sleeves for holding three (10, 12 or 13 ft) rods […]

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