National News

  1. Big pike is Kev Shore’s second 39 lb-plus giant of 2017

    By Thomas Petch on November 18th, 2017

    BIG pike mecca pike Chew Valley saw this 39 lb 4 oz specimen in its latest trials - falling Kev Shore, who also had a PB of 39 lb 12 oz back in February.Big pike ace Kevin, from Cheshire, had this monster on float-fished smelt in about 14 feet of …

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  2. How To Fish – a new smart and simple push to get beginners hooked

    By Thomas Petch on November 17th, 2017

    HOW TO FISH has just been launched to try to help absolute beginners take up the sport.How To Fish consists of a series of short one-minute films which will be easily available online. The videos cover …Continue reading »

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  3. River Severn and River Thames game specimens on coarse gear

    By Thomas Petch on November 17th, 2017

    TWO coarse anglers took amazing surprise game fish with specimen salmon and sea trout from the River Severn and River Thames.Schoolboy Cole Lister was chuffed to take a salmon estimated over 20 lb during a pike session on the upper …Continue …

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  4. River Thames giant barbel

    By Thomas Petch on November 17th, 2017

    RIVER THAMES barbel are still a relatively unknown quantity on some stretches, and the waterway is rumoured to have produced a 21 lb 10 oz British record to a carp angler who is keeping it quiet.River Thames fan Antony Dumper was not concerned about …

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  5. English pike record fish caught … at mega 41 lb 12 oz!

    By Thomas Petch on November 17th, 2017

    CHRIS DARKE ended a seven-year quest to catch a 40 lb pike with this 41lb 12 oz stunner - that holds the English pike record - from North Yorkshire’s Wykeham Lakes.Spessy ace Chris has been a syndicate member on the Trout Lake ever since the …

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  6. Bass ban sparks fury amongst sea anglers

    on November 17th, 2017

    Angling groups and charter boat skippers have reacted with fury to this week’s announcement by the European Commission that it is proposing to EU ministers that sea anglers should no longer be allowed to retain a single bass caught in 2018 - …

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  7. Deeper team up with Korda – and launch pre-Christmas combo deal

    By Angler's Mail on November 15th, 2017

    DEEPER, the popular fish and feature finding device, has been taken on in the UK by one of the biggest names in tackle and distribution - Korda.Deeper head of sales, Aivaras Bakanas, said: “For us it’s the perfect match. “Both (of us are) …

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  8. Brilliant new river series, best-ever carp catch and lots more exclusively in Angler’s Mail print magazine this week

    By Angler's Mail on November 14th, 2017

    ANGLER’S MAIL print magazine brings you a new series starting this week - Reading The Rivers.River fishing expert Pete Reading (pictured on this week’s cover) starts this new series, revealing his secrets to successful catches. …Continue …

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  9. First double-figure barbel tops the awesome 18 lb mark

    By Thomas Petch on November 13th, 2017

    COLIN DOUGLAS is having a brilliant year and capped it off with this PB 18 lb 1 oz barbel from Nottinghamshire’s River Trent.The 41-year-old full-time single dad from Hawick, Scottish Borders explained: “I grew up near Cambridge so often travel …

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  10. First 4 lb perch is a beautiful dropshotting result

    By Thomas Petch on November 13th, 2017

    CALLUM MCINERNEY-RILEY was chuffed to claim his first 4 lb-plus perch when he tempted this 4 lb 7 oz beauty on dropshotting gear from Essex’s River Stort.Processed with VSCO with kk1 presetLondon-based photographer Callum was dropshotting with a 3 …

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