Monster carp on first session back after lockdown

SEAN CORBETT couldn’t have wished for a better first fishing day back when lockdown eased… he topped a five-fish catch with this 49 lb 2 oz mirror. Giant Grenville carp – Sean Corbett enjoyed a flying restart. Arriving at dawn, Sean made a brilliant start in his quest for the impressive Grenville carp. Grenville Lake […]

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Sad coronavirus death of carp Super Group ace

THE coronavirus pandemic is striking at anglers all across the country, as well as affecting the opportunity to actually go and fish. RIP Terry Cheesman, who died after contracting coronavirus. Top carp angler and musician Terry Cheesman sadly passed away after contracting the deadly virus. Weymouth, Dorset born Terry played in the Carp Society Super […]

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No need to kill cormorants – use dummies instead!

A PRO-ACTIVE fishery owner says that cormorant control can be achieved without killing them. They don’t eat small fish – this hungry cormorant died after trying to eat a pike! Brian Morland says that he has had big success using mannequin dummies at his mixed trout waters. His achievements have taken place at Bellflask Fishery, […]

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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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Review: Sonik Gizmo Alarm and Receiver Set

The Sonik Gizmo Alarm and Receiver Set 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: alarm, receiver and bivvy lamp. Alarm specifications: illuminated snag ears and line roller; Red, Yellow, Green and Blue colours available; eight Volume, […]

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France carp success comes in the mountains after scary storm

BRIT abroad Wayne Barling matted this warrior mirror carp of 64 lb on his first trip to a lake in the mountains. France carp joy – Wayne Barling admires his winter 64-pounder. France carp fishing specialist Wayne, who run a carp tackle and bait business in the country, told Angler’s Mail how his success came […]

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Drowned carp angler’s family call for awareness of cold water shock

A HEART-BROKEN family of a carp angler who drowned has spoken up to clearly warn of the dangers of not wearing a lifejacket. Cold water shock contributed to the death of Frank Cuomo. Frank Cuomo, 63, from Derby, died in France after a tragic accident, which was linked to often overlooked cold water shock. Daughter […]

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Sturgeon shocker and huge barbel – in same session!

SPESSY ace Justin Stoddart notched up two new PBs on his latest River Trent trip – a jumbo 16 lb 10 oz barbel and a shock 21 lb 3 oz sturgeon. Trent sturgeon – there have been a few of them reported, but Justin Stoddart also had a 16 lb 10 oz barbel on the […]

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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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Mismanaged waste ‘kills up to a million people a year globally’

Report says plastics adding to death tolls in the developing world from easily prevented diseases Mismanaged waste is causing hundreds of thousands of people to die each year in the developing world from easily preventable causes, and plastic waste is adding a new and dangerous dimension to the problem, a report has found. Municipal waste […]

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