Neolithic chewing gum helps recreate image of ancient Dane

Analysis of birch tar describes a female hunter-gatherer with dark skin and blue eyes At the dawn of the Neolithic era, a young woman discarded a lump of ancient chewing gum made from birch tar into a shallow, brackish lagoon that drew fishers to the coast of southern Denmark. Nearly 6,000 years later, researchers excavating […]

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‘Save us from otter ruin’ – plea from fishery owners

DISGRUNTLED coarse fishery owners fed up with otters are banding together to complain about the lack of service that they receive from the Government. This otter was filmed feasting on a fish at Nine Oaks Angling Centre. Fisheries in Ceredegion, West Wales, led by Nine Oaks, are furious that Natural Resources Wales is ignoring them. […]

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Tackle giant Fishtec to close down

THE UK’s ‘biggest’ mail order fishing tackle retailer is to cease trading. Near to closing – Fishtec is big in online sales, mail order brochures, and a well stocked shop. In a surprising move, Fishtec embarked upon a major ‘closing down’ sale, ready to cease its operations at some point early in 2020. The discounting […]

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Will official British record fish get struck off?

ONE of the most prestigious British bests in the records books may be struck off due to a case of mistaken identity. This fish is the sea trout record – but was it really a true sea trout? The British Record Fish Committee has re-opened the case of a 28 lb 5 oz 4 dr sea […]

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River ace lures coastal stunner

RIVER ace Nathan Edgell is more used to catching huge pike and perch but this stunning sea specimen shows another side to his passions. Nathan Edgell displays his jumbo ballan wrasse. Nathan’s brilliant ballan wrasse tipped the scales at a whopping 7 lb 4 oz. The 47-year-old, from Dorchester, Dorset, Texas rigged a 12 g […]

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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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Scientists Fear Extinction After Six Rare Right Whales Die In A Month

Concerned scientists are sounding the alarm over the loss of six rare North Atlantic right whales off the Canadian coast in a single month. There are only some 400 of the animals left on Earth, and fewer than 100 of them are females of reproductive age. The six, including at least four females, were found in […]

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