Scott Maslen admires his giant mirror carp before returning it to the Kent lake.

Scott Maslen, who plays Jack Branning in the award-winning TV soap, tempted the giant from Kent’s Wingham Fisheries. Scott, 48, is a lifelong, experienced angler who specialises in fishing for…

Building Bridges leader Janusz Kansik (centre) at Carney Pools, near Stafford, which was recently the site of a poaching incident.

Building Bridges project manager Janusz Kansik told Angler’s Mail all about the work. “Building Bridges is about education and prevention,” said Janusz. “We work with fisheries to encourage them to display signs in…

The huge common carp topped Simon Kenny's latest catches at Wellington Country Park.

Simon only got himself a ticket for Berkshire’s Wellington Country Park this season and he topped a recent trip with this PB 55 lb 8 oz common. And then the…

Bandan displays his blue carp

Blue carp are also called black or snail carp, with the Latin name Mylopharyngodon piceus. They come from China and can reach 77 lb in weight. Bandan Pizzy had a shock…

Fifth time lucky - James and his big Royalty Fishery barbel.

The 44-year-old decided on a hemp and caster approach to fool the wary specimen from the Royalty Fishery. James, who runs Baitstation in Calbourne on the Isle of Wight, explained: “I…

Hooker pellets are amongst the Poundland fishing baits.

Poundland fishing bait is in selected stores now after the giant dipped its toe into the  market, stocking pellets, groundbait, corn, meat and dips. The trial that could lead to…