Top catfish called Boris

IF the UK Prime Minister was a fish, he just might be this one…. Catfish ace Dan Winston was thrilled to break the ‘ton’ barrier for the first time with this 103 lb 8 oz giant, which he has named Boris. That’s right, he named it after Prime Minister Boris Johnson for allowing English fishing […]

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Tench season starts late – with brilliant action!

MANY anglers managed to start their spring fishing belatedly with tench action, making up for lost time. Amongst those anglers targeting with tench as lockdown rules eased, Ryan Hayden came within a whisker of his PB when he matted this fantastic 9 lb 10 oz tinca. Tackling a secret gravel pit, Ryan, 27, from Brackley, […]

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Lockdown latest round-up: British venues begin to reopen and tackle shops prepare for June 15

LOCKDOWN measures have been modified – and it was the positive news so many have been waiting for. In England only, Wednesday, May 13 signalled the start of people being  allowed to take unlimited exercise outdoors. People in England were able to enjoy parks and public spaces without having to exercise. Angling got the green […]

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Review: Target Baits Whole Egg Powder

The Target Baits Whole Egg Powder comes under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 product inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: egg powder made from pasteurised eggs for making boilies. My verdict: if you want to make your own baits, check out this egg […]

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Night fishing IS allowed when venues reopen in England, say Angling Trust

ANGLING has restarted at many venues in England but there remained a big question mark…until now. And it’s finally good news for carp anglers. Is night fishing allowed? Anglers in England have been unsure on the latest rules and guidelines. The big question many anglers have been asking is this: is night fishing allowed? It […]

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Matt Hayes lifts lockdown gloom with Why We Fish campaign

ONE of the most popular anglers has helped get our angling nation in a positive mood during lockdown with a smash-hit picture campaign. Matt Hayes has inspired and delighted anglers with his #WhyWeFish campaign. Matt Hayes has been running his #WhyWeFish campaign while the coronavirus has been keeping anglers at home. Famed for his starring […]

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Carp expert tells of his horrific Covid-19 ordeal

A LEADING bait maker has revealed the scary struggle he faced fighting off the deadly coronavirus. Boilie expert Jim Rawcliffe seen healthy, in better times. Boilie expert Jim Rawcliffe was hospitalised with Covid-19, but is now – thankfully – on the road to recovery. Jim, who used to run Tails Up Bait before starting up […]

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Government and bank cash helps Angling Direct fishing chain during crisis

BRITAIN’S largest tackle shop chain has taken a £2.5million short-term bank loan to help its efforts to ride out the coronavirus crisis. Angling Direct how they are tackling the impact of coronavirus, as tackle shops everywhere await news of when they can reopen. The Angling Direct fishing tackle business has also put most of its […]

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Britain’s No.1 barbel hotspot to be destroyed

ONE of the very best fishing spots will be lost to anglers after the controlling club accepted defeat in their long legal battle. The view from the main fishing swim at Cromwell Weir. Iconic peg 1A at Cromwell Weir, on the Collingham AA stretch of the River Trent in Nottinghamshire, is one of the best […]

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The jaguars fishing in the sea to survive

The big cats resourceful new behaviour was recorded by a WWF study on a remote island off the coast of Brazil A thriving population of jaguars living on a small, unspoilt island off the coast of the Brazilian Amazon has learned to catch fish in the sea to survive, conservationists have found. The Maracá-Jipioca Ecological […]

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