9. Get the formula right and you can expect bumper hauls of thin-lipped mullet. It can be arm-aching stuff, but definitely worth it!
Treat your catches with care. These handsome marine fish can thrash around on the bank, and a few shed scales are inevitable. Calm them down by covering their head with a damp towel and nurse them carefully in the water before releasing them. Don’t bother taking mullet home for the table – they have a muddy taste and it’s far more rewarding seeing them swim away to join their shoal mates.

Mullet and how to catch the thin-lipped variety

  Thin-lipped mullet, an estuary-loving fish, fight like crazy on light gear and are definitely proud contenders for the hardest fighting sea species. They are certainly on a par with…

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…

Willow swim

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…


Lure fishing tips for pike that work NOW!

  A MOBILE  approach with lures is my favourite for warmer water pike, before cooler autumn weather and then winter kicks in. You may be lucky enough to identify a…


These winter carp tips are the creme of the crop!

IT’S MONDAY and that means it’s carp blog time here on the Angler’s Mail magazine website. This week we are pleased to welcome the guys from… Nash. Thanks to Nash man Keith…

Alan Dudhill chin grip 2

Handling pike (and other toothy predators)

  Handling pike (and other toothy predators)                                    THE pike is, of course, our biggest native freshwater predator and that’s the species we’ll cover here, but the same care and…