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WELCOME to the Wednesday blog – each week filled by Angler’s Mail.

This week’s Angler’s Mail HQ blog is by Reporter Ben Weir.

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 WHY THE SAD FACE IN FISHING PHOTOGRAPHS?

 

ANGLERS’ trophy shots are a personal thing but the number of anglers who stare glumly or have a serious look on their face do make me giggle.

We like smiley faces inside the magazine, as much as possible. And rarely will you see someone looking miserable on any kind of magazine front cover!

Don’t get me wrong as I have been guilty of such poses in the past and cringe at myself when I flick through my album.

I don’t know if you think its cool, fashionable or what?

Why the heck people insist on looking so down in the dumps is beyond me.

I go fishing for the fun factor which of course is but not solely about catching fish this in turn makes me happy and I want show this by wearing a big fat smile on my face on trophy shots.

Now I know some people will roll their eyes at such a view but surely by achieving your target and catching the fish you are happy!

 

 

 

WHILST the subject of photography we have a possible record-breaking crucian carp in this week’s issue.

Always around this time of year we get a glut of ‘crucians’ reported to us here but all too often the photographic evidence is nowhere near on track to prove or disprove if they are in fact the real deal or hybrids.

It’s really important that if you plan to make a claim that you get sufficient pictures or better still a scale sample or fin clip for DNA purposes.

 

For more on good fishing catch photographs, read Mail editor Tim Knight’s recent blog > here. 

 

 

LIKES OF THE WEEK

RUDD – there appears to be a glut of mighty fine rudd being caught.

BAGGING FOR FREE – check out  this week’s Gary Newman’s Angling Adventure with Carl and Alex – what a smashing bag of fish.

 

 

 

DISLIKE OF THE WEEK

 

BADLY CUT WEED – Environment Agency weed cutting caused some shocking scenes on the Kentish Stour – see this week’s magazine.

 

 

 

VIDEOS OF THE WEEK

 

As noted above, the session in this week’s Angling Adventures is a real fun one – here’s a quick look at some action in video form. Be sure to read the full feature.

 

 

 

There’s a free rod rest head on the cover of Angler’s Mail magazine this week – click below to see Steve Collett in action, using it, and catching to order!

 

 

 

 

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