ANGLER’S MAIL’S special bumper Christmas issue – out now in the shops for a fortnight over the festive period – focuses on fish that are in all of our waters but often overlooked – the (not so) mighty mini species.

Just like the bullhead pictured here, many anglers wouldn’t be able to recognise one, let alone contemplate catching one.

So we sent our photographer Roy Westwood and our resident columnist Matt Sparkes on a mission to get up close and personal with mini fish, which play a significant role in the ecological system.

Read about their habits in our current bumper Christmas Angler’s Mail magazine and enjoy the wonderful close up photography and we’re sure you’ll agree that size really isn’t everything when it comes to these charming little fish.