The River Derwent has produced a magnificent perch weighing 4lb 10oz 12dr to a former match angler who once won the Division One National. Tony Hopley, who won the gold medal at the blue riband event for team match anglers in 2003, banked a 3lb 8oz stripey from the river last year and has been […]
Drennan sales representative and big fish angler Mike Davidson landed this fish of a lifetime after making a last minute decision to fish a local chalk stream. “Recently I was lucky enough to achieve a lifetime ambition of mine by catching my first 3lb roach from a river,” said Mike. “It weighed in at 3lb […]
The weather or time of year might not be quite suitable for catching crucians in misty, weed fringed ponds but members of the National Crucian Conservation Project have been using the break from fishing for their favourite species to pull together a catalogue of known crucian waters in the UK. The list attempts to grade […]
Norfolk’s Highbridge Fisheries – famed for its elusive specimen roach – has thrown up another of her giants in the shape of this beautiful 3lb 11oz redfin to big fish ace Dan Woolcott. The Kent angler, who had spent long hours mapping the venue out when the water was low in summer, baited up with hemp, […]
The Angling Trust British Pike Final on Saturday 12th November 2016 was once again held on the 20ft River and Glassmore Bank sections of Whittlesey AA’s waters near Peterborough, Cambs. This unique event saw anglers in an effort to take, not only the coveted title but a share of the prize and pools money for […]
Some big zander have been coming out of Grafham Water in the last few weeks but none bigger than this 19lb 3oz beauty to Will Matthews. Will and his boat partner were looking at a blank after having no luck on either lures or deadbaits when the fish, the biggest zander of the season from […]
Two book launches are taking place over the next month with Steve Gardener and Jim Baxter both introducing new publications from Calm Productions: The Rising Antenna by Jim Baxter at Saturday 29th October, 11am to 2pm, at the De Rodes Arms, Barlborough, Chesterfield (close to junction 30 of M1. S43 4ER). Contributors include: Denis White, […]
Angling Trust & Canal & River Trust Canal Pairs Qualifier Llangollen Canal Saturday 8th October 2016 39 pairs fished on the day. RESULTS Individual 1st Steve Parker (Hodnet)21-14-3 2nd Bob Yeomans (Hodnet)7-3-5 3rd William Picket 6-10-4 4th Martin Owen (Sensas Black Country) 6-10-0 5th Dave Harper (Weston Pools) 6-7-8 PAIRS QUALIFIERS through to the grand […]
OPEN PIKE & ZANDER MATCH RIVER NENE OCTOBER 30TH Two Rod, Pegged Match. River Nene Peterborough Winner/s decided by overall weight. Entry Fee £20 (£5 peg/£15pools) Draw: 8am Fish from 9pm—4pm Dead bait or Lure only (no live baiting) Draw and Location sent by email, day before match. PRE-BOOKED ONLY – NO ENTRIES ON THE […]
Bob Mortimer has banked the biggest bream to be caught in the UK for a very long time in the shape of this magnificent 21-pounder from a north west mere. The Stoke angler targeted the 90-acre venue with a pellet approach fished over a bar 60 yards from the bank. The mere is thought to […]
Norfolk’s Highbridge Fishery has moved to the top of the big roach angler’s must fish list after producing a dream fish over the magical 4lb barrier, plus another over 3lb in the same session. The historic catch fell to Bedford big fish angler Mark McIennan, who initially adopted classic maggot feeder tactics over a two […]
The Angling Trust are asking for ladies who are interested in representing England in this years 23rd FIPSed Ladies World Championships to submit a CV before the end of March. The 2016 event is scheduled for the 28th/29th August and is likely to take place in Spain, although the venue is not yet confirmed, it […]
Grafham Water has once again showed its massive predator fishing potential this time with a magnificent 19lb 14oz zander to predator season ticket holder Ian Crook. Ian fished a vertically jigged shad in deep water.
A pike just 5oz short of Roy Lewis’ long standing British pike record has been banked and is pictured in this week’s Angler’s Mail. The 46lb 8oz fish was caught by predator angler Darren Clark from Wykeham Lakes near Scarborough, 3oz short of when it was landed in 2014 to make it the biggest ever […]
A member of Long Eaton Victoria Angling Club, Paul Kerry increased his personal best barbel by one ounce with a magnificent specimen weighing 15lb 6oz from the Long Eaton stretch of the River Trent. The fish was caught in an evening session from the club stretch known as the Thrumpton Ferry Field.