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Angler’s Mail magazine staff blog about catches, issues, new tackle, tactics and top fishing tips.

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The fishmeal baits dilemma

I THINK most anglers at some stage experience a dilemma regarding when and when not to use fishmeal products. This mainly applies to wild venues where pellets and fishmeal groundbaits have…

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5 tips to make fishing lures more attractive

MY DAD first introduced me to the merits of using  soft plastic fishing lures during a cod fishing session way back when I was a teenager. We began the session…

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Best winter baits for chub

A LOT of anglers target chub in the winter months when they start packing on the weight and filling out. And whether you’ve just got a couple of hours to…

16 lb common

10 top winter carp fishing tips

  WINTER carping can be tough but it’s a fantastic feeling to get a carp of any size in these tough conditions. But follow these ten tips and you should…

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Top tips to catch in winter

  WINTER is a great time to be on the banks but you have to adapt your tactics in order to find action. There’s no doubt you have to work…

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Essential pike tackle for roving!

  SOMETIMES just grabbing a pike rod and going on a bit of a wander for a few hours can bring a big reward. But pikers tend to be more…

Carl Smith and other young video makers are making the carp fishing video scene ever-more watchable, for free, on YouTube.

10 best carp fishing videos

  WOW, what a year it’s been for angling on screen! Through ITV, Channel 5, freeview’s Quest, Sky Sports, and newcomers BT Sport, the angling market has been getting the…