Fishing masks are the safer way for some anglers now

THIS angler is one of thousands of anglers taking extra precautions during the Covid-19 crisis. Colin Etherington wears a fishing mask The man in the fishing mask, Colin Etherington, really enjoyed his first trip back on the bank after lockdown restrictions were lifted for angling. Colin, whose family owned and built the much-admired Wintons Fishery […]

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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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Angling is now allowed – and British venues begin to reopen

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 can now enjoy parks and public spaces without having to exercise. Angling got the green light, […]

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Britain’s biggest pike – full story of 53 lb-plus sensation

A PIKE scaling a monster 53 lb 2 oz was discovered during UK lockdown at a top fishery. Brian Morland and his dog admire what could have been the biggest pike to have ever swum in an English fishing venue. If you know of a bigger one, drop an email to: amletters@ti-medai.com What could be […]

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Giant end-of-season barbel slammed scales to 19 lb 4 oz

CHRIS THOMSON knew that flood conditions would be perfect for catching a big barbel, and his hunch proved right, as he landed this 19 lb 4 oz giant. Chris Thomson displays his stunning 19 lb 4 oz Avon barbel. The 65-year-old groundworker landed the giant Hampshire Avon barbel from a club stretch near Ringwood. He […]

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British record minnow caught by angling coach

ANGLING coach Kevin Sims thinks that he may have broken one the longest-standing British coarse fish records. Kevin is sure this mini marvel was a British record minnow. It might not be a monster but it is in the mini species world as it could be record minnow. Seen above alongside Kevin’s five-inch long glasses, […]

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Oops! Angler drops phone into water after photographing huge perch

THIS in-form angler could not have been happier after catching this jumbo perch – but then managed to throw his phone straight into the water! Charlie Coppolo shows his 4 lb 8 oz perch, which he does have pictures of. Charlie Coppolo was just scrolling through the pictures he’d taken of the 4 lb 10 […]

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Canal zander removed by authorities could be rehomed – not killed

THE controversy surrounding zander being killed on our canals could have a happy solution, Angler’s Mail can reveal. Canal zander could get new homes instead of being killed in official ongoing removal exercises. Canal & River Trust fisheries manager John Ellis had thought that only one English fishery could take canal zander. That venue was […]

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Review: Rapala Jointed Lures

The Rapala Jointed 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: jointed lures for attracting predators. Specifications: floating, balsa wood construction; classic fish profile; jointed design and action; VMC Black Nickel hooks; hand-tuned and tank-tested. 7 […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Magnum X1 42 in. Multi-Net

The Carp Spirit Magnum X1 42 in. Multi-Net 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: top-of-the-range landing net. Specifications: adjustable and lightweight three-piece carbon handle that can be used at 3, 6 and 9 ft lengths; […]

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