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River fishing – is it a dying art?

SOMETHING is wrong with the art of angling! Despite poles and rods made with space-age technology, accessories that are also out-of-this-world and baits that quite simply the best-ever, fishing is not…

Chub

Corking 7 lb 12 oz chub

The 36 year-old from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, who tempted a PB chub of 7 lb 15 oz last autumn, offered a golfball-sized piece of cheese paste in a snag swim on…

record dace

Was this really a British record dace?

In one of the most bizarre emails ever sent to Angler’s Mail, a person claiming to be ‘Dace Master’ said he wanted zero publicity and wouldn’t be claiming a new…

perch

Regional perch record at 5 lb 12 oz!

The 14-year-old, from Wroxham, Norfolk, was targeting pike, having had some nice doubles, when the big stripy struck on a brand new silver Savage Gear Manic Prey lure. “It gave…