A Crappy Boat Ride, a Record Catch, and a Fly Fishing Frenzy

So, Sports Illustrated isn’t exactly known for its wall-to-wall fly fishing coverage. In fact, since some friends of mine who used to cover the NBA left the magazine, I don’t remember the last time I picked up an issue. But they just put together a great piece that features an excerpt from Monte Burke’s book Lords of the […]

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Podcast: The Fly Culture with Steve Cullen

In the most recent episode of The Fly Culture podcast, host Pete Tyjas sits down with Steve Cullen, a British angler and guide. The conversation between Cullen and Tyjas is a wonderful insight into fly fishing across the pond. Give the episode a listen here. The post Podcast: The Fly Culture with Steve Cullen appeared […]

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Top bait firm Baitcraft welcomes anglers to their ‘family’

A TOP baits firm is trying to get anglers who are struggling financially back on the bank. Baitcraft has been expanding its ‘family’ of anglers, mostly carp fans, but its range of products also score with barbel, tench and bream. The firm is letting more join before the end of June 2020, extending the period […]

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Poachers exploit coronavirus crisis

A HARD-pressed angling club has said that illegal poachers are taking advantage of the lockdown, by stealing their valuable fish for the pot. Some of the dead fish found at a club lake during the coronavirus crisis. Officials were shocked to discover nets spread out across their lake, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, during the coronavirus […]

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Review: 10 ft 6 in. Maver Signature Pro Bomb/Feeder Rod

The 10 ft 6 in. Maver Signature Pro Bomb/Feeder Rod 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: a bomb and feeder rod. Specifications: slim carbon, non-locking blank; ergonomic EVA twist grips; SiC guides; graphite screw fitting, […]

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Is this the rarest carp in Britain?

THIS rare blue carp was caught from a day ticket complex on the angler’s first ever visit. Bandan displays his blue carp Blue carp are also called black or snail carp, with the Latin name Mylopharyngodon piceus. They come from China and can reach 77 lb in weight. Bandan Pizzy had a shock when he caught […]

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Biggest eel of 2019 reported from holiday fishing venue

CHECK out this jumbo eel, carefully measured at 111 cm long and weighed in front of the fishery bailiff. Biggest eel reported in 2019 – 8 lb 14 oz It’s the biggest eel reported to Angler’s Mail this year, scaling 8 lb 14 oz, and was caught at Shropshire’s Wigmore Lakes. Ireneusz Zajaczkowski was fishing […]

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Summer fishing tips and insight that’s sure to boost your catches

If you’re looking to improve your fishing catches over the summer weeks ahead, read on…. The summer fishing tips in this article are well worth reading and applying to boost your catches. The summer fishing tips you’ll read here draws on the experience of Andy Browne. He’s one of the ace all-rounders seen regularly in […]

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Review: Richworth Megaplex Boilies

The Richworth Megaplex Boilies 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: carp bait range. Ingredients: fishmeals and Robin Red with a hint of squid flavour and Betaine. My verdict: with a fishy-cum-birdfood ‘base’, along with some […]

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America’s segregated shores: beaches’ long history as a racial battleground

For decades officials imposed regulations to restrict African Americans use of public beaches and the fight for equal access is far from over Summer has arrived, which, for many Americans, means day camps for children, afternoons lounging by a pool, and weekend trips to the beach. But for many others, summer brings new burdens, frustrations […]

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