THE Angler’s Mail magazine team have their very own office mascot, Fabio Carpillow…and he’s proved something of a hit with the ladies…and the gents…and junior anglers!

Fabio Carpillow - a hit with the ladies! Lucy Bowden, mad keen angler from the North East, made a beeline for our mascot at the Game Fair last weekend. She wasn't alone in picking the big fella up!

Named via a competition run in the magazine and on our Facebook earlier this year, Fabio is a giant life-like pillow based on a huge common carp. He’s quite a catch!

Fabio was hugely popular on his first public appearance, The Big One show at Farnborough, Hampshire back in February.

And his latest guest appearance, on the Mail stand at the giant CLA Game Fair, drew the attention of many passing anglers in the fishing village.

You can see a special gallery of people posing with Fabio Carpillow at the big outdoors event, held at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, by clicking on our special gallery set up on Facebook HERE