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'Zen 2' and the Art of Bass Fishing in Cornwall

'13' is the magic number if you fish for bass in the UK. Once the sea temperature hits 13 degrees everything just seems to come to life . We have just clipped the magic 13 in the West Country. Thats it: its game on from now until Christmas!!... Full story

Catch a Crucian Month June 2016

Great prizes to be won in brand new photo competition...

Fishing Magic Writing Competition Deadline 31st May

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Rod Sturdy: How Far Have We Come?

Dick Walker still has legendary status among anglers. Although of...

Now Loch Leven joins the on-line fishing-permit revolution.

Tickets to fish the famous Loch Leven for its big,...

Angling Trust Cadet, Juniors & Intermediate National Championship - Cheaper Entry & More Prizes Than Ever

The Angling Trust Cadets, Juniors & Intermediates National Championship will...

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Net Profit or Loss - Lord Paul Mortlock of Sheffield

This is the story of my first fishing match. The fishing club my father was a member of held its annual match on the Trent each year, in August.... Full story

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Fishing in Northumberland: 5 Local Hotspots

Northumberland is famed for its salmon fishing opportunities, with the River Tyne frequently appearing on lists of the best salmon rivers in the United Kingdom. But the region isn’t just limited to salmon. With plenty of coastal, reservoir and river fishing opportunities on offer, it’s the ideal destination for a fishing weekend away. Here are five of Northumberland’s top fishing destinations - giving you some insider knowledge on the region’s most lucrative waters and some inspiration for your next north country fishing trip.... Full story

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Strictly No Dancing by Ian Nesbitt

Recently, whilst watching the opening credits to a horror film, a memory was triggered that took me back to the time I caught my first barbel.... Full story

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Fishing on the River Wye - Whitney Court.

Here's a rather nice video that shows us the full extent of the Whitney Court fishery between Winforton and Hay. ... Full story

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'Zen 2' and the Art of Bass Fishing in Cornwall

'13' is the magic number if you fish for bass in the UK. Once the sea temperature hits 13 degrees everything just seems to come to life . We have just clipped the magic 13 in the West Country. Thats it: its game on from now until Christmas!!... Full story

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Eddie Benham: Chips and Fish

It had been a warm Thursday in late June, and as there was nothing much on television that evening, I was sitting quietly in my armchair, reading the latest edition of Tenchfisher, and enjoying a glass or two of a very nice red wine.... Full story

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Riverfly Census raises concerns over pollution in River Wensum.

New concerns have been raised over the health of the River Wensum after it was ranked bottom of a national survey of invertebrate life along protected watercourses. The 2015 Riverfly Census, commissioned by fisheries charity Salmon and Trout Conservation UK (STCUK), surveyed 120 sites at seven rain-fed rivers and five chalk streams across the country. ... Full story

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Catch a Crucian Month June 2016

Great prizes to be won in brand new photo competition... Full story

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Letters from Essex: The Whinger gets his come-uppance.

9.1.95 Dear ****, Got the flu, or the remnants of it, at least. I’m very pissed-off and ain’t wet a line since New Year’s Day which I’ll tell you about later. Meanwhile, I’m killing time waiting to go to work tonight (it’s about 7pm as I write) so I thought I’d sit and daydream about balmy Autumn days beside a Wessex river…of flat-calm, freezing, foggy November mornings…of jewel-like June dawns beside a favourite tench lake that’s so flat and unruffled that the peacock quill looks like it’s in a painting of Venables’ , but then I thought ‘Nah… **** it, I’ll pen a letter instead’. ... Full story

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Letters from Essex: STOP PRESS!!

Dear *****, Thought I’d let you know that just after I’d popped-out to post my last letter to you the other evening, I’d just got in and the phone was ringing AND it was actually for ME – a rare occurrence in my house with four daughters.... Full story

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So What Do Carp Really Eat?

This is a re-run of Ian Gemson's excellent 2012 article. Well worth a second reading, I think... (Ed)... Full story

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Tackle-up for mayfly

Trout Rods | Fly Reels | Trout Lines | Trout Flies | Fly Tying | Clothing   'Duffers' Fortnight' is almost upon us - that magical... Full story

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Mrs O'Dell: Best Keep Schtum!

Beep, beep , beep, the alarm sounded on the bedside table, Tony reached out one hand and pressed the off button, threw back the covers and slowly got out of bed.... Full story

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Letters from Essex: The Third of a Few...

3.11.1997 04.10am Dear ****** I’m at Henry’s [Fords] after Sunday’s debacle. You should have read by now of Saturday’s trip down to ****** ... Full story

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Rod Sturdy: Trev the Bailiff.

In the claustrophobic atmosphere of twenty-first century Britain, certain people are a breath of fresh air. They are an excellent antidote to the current climate of political correctness and our modern morbid fixation with health and safety.... Full story

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Anglers Mail 10th May 2016

HE’s sadly gone, but he’s not forgotten - read the Jan Porter Special in this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine. He’s pictured on the Angler’s Mail cover and inside you’ll find top tips from Jan Porter and insight into the great man, plus anglers own tributes.... Full story

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Letters from Essex: the second of a few...

1.11.97 Saturday evening Dear ***** I’ve just got in, had me dinner and got sat down. It’s 8.30 as I write and for once we ain’t going out tonight, which I ain’t sorry about cos I’m knackered after a gutful of ale and sloe gin last night, and an early start to go down to ****** on The Doctor’s trout reservoir.... Full story

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Angling Trust Welcomes New Plan to Save Salmon

The Angling Trust has welcomed the commitment from the Environment Agency (EA) to deliver an ambitious 5-Point Approach to halt the dramatic decline of salmon stocks in England. ... Full story

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