With temperatures falling and pike coming on the feed, this week’s Angler’s Mail features possibly the most eye-catching selection of 30 lb-plus giants ever seen with a big river fish taking a Korum Specimen Cup award and John Bailey reliving his specimen pike lessons with no less than ten whackers to 38 lb. Also inside this week:
• Licence dodger fines hit £60k
• Massive Thames barbel and catfish caught
• Fist cast brings 94 lb carp for Brit
• Archie Braddock is back with specimen zander and barbel
• Record pike venue back open
• Fishing back on the BBC
• Fred Healey takes monthly Korum Specimen Cup award with rudd and perch
• Free Chapman’s Angling tackle guide
• Steve Collett bags up on reservoir roach
• Enterprise Tackle release new glow-in-the-dark worms
• New lure fishing braid and reels revealed
• Guru rod bands and JRC alarms plus other new tackle in New Gear
• Mediums-sized fixed spool reels under the spotlight
• Have canals lost their magic? Dave Coster gives his view
• How to take the perfect pike catch photo
• Best winter barbel baits revealed
• Huge £1m Used Tackle sale is almost here
• How old can carp get? Secret Lives reveals all
• Essential Knowledge covers bread punch basics and tackle
• The pros and cons of anti-tangle tubing revealed in Carp World
• John Bailey gives his big pike run-down plus lessons learnt from their capture
• Where To Fish – the only venue guide written by regional experts – lists flood water venues and general UK coarse hot spots
• MatchMail has all the latest match news and results plus Preston Innovations Matchman of the Year river league table
Look out for the monster pike on the cover in shops and supermarkets from Tuesday and join us online at www.anglersmail.co.uk for even more tips, venues, videos and news.