We love seeing your catch photos here at the Mail, and even if it's not a monster or a PB we want to see your session reports and smiling faces! Report your catches to us!

Every week in the magazine we give away lots of prizes to catch reports featured in the Where To Fish This Weekend section and the criteria is very general, the only one being that the photo must be of usable quality.

It could be a catch you’re really proud of, a fist of a species, a new PB or just a good photo and a story that you’d like to share.

Each photo published as a Top Rod winner will receive a bulk spool of Daiwa’s superb Sensor line in 6lb or 12lb breaking strains. All you have to do is send us your catch report, making sure you include the information below and take into account a few guidelines, also listed.

We use lots every week so keep an eye out and YOU could be the star of the next issue!


Top Rod catch submissions should be sent to: toprods@timeinc.com


To enter, you MUST include the following:

  • Full catch details, including weight, species, method, bait and any other interesting information.
  • The venue name, address and contact number. Submissions from un-named venues, or those vaguely described (e.g. an Essex club lake) will NOT be used.
  • Your information, including postal address and daytime telephone number. If possible, include your age and occupation.

Andy Francis, one of our many Angler’s Mail magazine fans on Facebook, had this fine carp at Walthamstow, London.

Tips on sending in catch reports:

  • We will only use photos of fish with the captor in the same shot. Photos of fish laying on the mat or ground will not be used.
  • We strongly discourage the use of any sort of towel or gloves when handling any species of fish. Damp hands are by far the kindest technique. The use of an unhooking mat is also strongly recommended and we reserve the right to not use catch shots of fish where a mat is not in use.
  • Do not use online image sharing services, such as Sky Drive or the embedded Hotmail system. We can’t easily download quality images using these systems. Please attach directly to the e-mail.
  • The photo must be of a reasonable size and quality, preferably not shot on a mobile phone.  Please just send the best one or two shots, rather than dozens of the same catch.  We are unable to use small thumbnail images so please check the dimensions of the image before sending. For example, a file of something like 100-400kb would probably be unusable.
  • If you’re unsure about what details or type of photos are required, have a read of the magazine and look at what sort of photos and information we use.


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