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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‘Our dream fishing trip turned into a coronavirus nightmare’

FOUR English anglers had their dream fishing trip ruined by the coronavirus pandemic, but are thanking their lucky stars that they made it safely back to the UK in the nick of time. Dicky Fish displays a grouper caught before the Panama fishing trip went wrong. The quartet had to urgently abort their Panama fishing […]

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Review: Carp Spirit Blax Series Rods

The Carp Spirit Blax Series Rods come 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: extensive range of specimen carp rods. Specifications: two-piece rods available in 10 ft (3 lb test curve), 12 ft (2.75 lb, 3 lb […]

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Environment Agency keeps selling rod licences despite lockdown fishing ‘ban’

COARSE angling has been ‘banned’ by the Environment Agency in the coronavirus lockdown – but they won’t be offering anglers any rebate or extension for the £30 or £45 annual rod licence. The standard two-rod EA rod licence has an image of minnows. With lockdown fishing ‘banned’, they are still being sold. Lockdown fishing  is […]

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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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Impressive pair of double-figure barbel in a match

TWO stunning double-figure barbel were caught in the same small club match. Marco Julian shows his fantastic 15 lb River Dove barbel caught in a match. The biggest of the two River Dove barbel tipped the competition scales to 15 lb for Marco Julian. He was competing near Egginton, Derbyshire. The specimen helped him to […]

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Giant 18 lb 9 oz barbel… to honour mum

ROBERT BOWN got his just rewards for years of hard work on his local River Trent with this PB 18 lb 9 oz barbel. Robert Bown displays his giant 18 lb 9 oz Trent barbel. The 36-year-old Nottingham angler tempted the mighty new personal best on a 3 Foot Twitch Redemption boilie. Robert explained: “The […]

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Cancer risks for anglers highlighted by affected star

ONE of Britain’s best known and most loved anglers has warned of the dangers of fishing in the sun after being diagnosed with skin cancer. Bob Roberts has warned the angling community to take the risks of skin cancer more seriously. Bob Roberts hopes his warnings will help save other anglers, after skin cancer has […]

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Review: Sonik VaderX RS Carp Reels

The Sonik VaderX RS Carp Reels 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: three big pit carp reels, one designed for spodding. Specifications: 6000RS, 8000RS and 8000RS Spod sizes; Quick-Torque drag system; 6000RS and 8000RS models […]

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Vietnam incarcerates activist for 14 years for livestreaming pollution march

Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of anglers protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant Environmental activism Vietnam incarcerates activist for 14 years for livestreaming pollution procession Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of anglers protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant Associated Press Tue […]

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