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Farewell to angling pioneer

FRANK GUTTFIELD, an early pioneer of modern specimen angling and former Angler’s Mail columnist, has died at his home near Marlow, Buckinghamshire, aged 75. Frank, alongside contemporaries like Richard Walker,…

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Carp Society in chaos

THE Carp Society is in turmoil following a complaint to the Serious Fraud Office in one of the biggest debacles ever to hit angling in the UK. Once the biggest…

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Early bird strikes monster fish!

OLD fashioned tactics combined with pre-dawn starts proved they can still be deadly as Colin Hebb recorded two stunning specimens of different species. Firstly market trader Colin – who is…

Although tench readily inhale large baits intended for carp, smaller baits that mimic their natural food menu can often yield more bites. Crunchy little casters are unbeatable tench tucker, as is hemp. They are also complete suckers for sweetcorn.

How to catch tench

ANGLER’S MAIL is number one for tips and tricks, here’s another one. This time we show you how to catch tricky tench.  Tench seem to do a vanishing act in the…

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Monster catfish to lady angler!

The maritime area of the Petit Rhône in southern France was the setting for experienced big fish hunter Babs Kijewski’s new catfish personal best of 2.49 metres. Her monster, based…

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5 things you need to catch river carp this summer!

  1) DYNAMITE BAITS MONSTER TIGERNUT RED-AMO BOILIES One of the most successful bait launches in the past year has been Dynamite Bait’s Monster Tigernut Red Amo – you might remember…

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How to choose the best swim on your river

Any successful river angler knows that shoals of fish are never evenly distributed. There will often be long stretches that are completely barren of anything fishy, particularly in areas where…