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.
It looks like the barbel record for the River Severn may have been beaten with the capture of this beauty weighing 17lb 9oz. The fish fell to Swindon based river speicalist Mark Doherty (41), who was feeder fishing with meat on the mighty Midlands waterway and did well to beat it using 5lb line and […]
Long Eaton angler Paul Kerry has banked this magnificent 12lb 8oz barbel on the Long Eaton Victoria Angling Society stretch of the River Trent in Long Eaton on 17 October.This specimen is one of around 30 barbel landed by Paul so far this season, his biggest fish to date weighing in at a whopping 15lb 5oz.
Polish anglers frequenting the River Welland around Spalding have told local reporters that they won’t be taking fish they catch home for the pot any more, or fishing without a valid licence. One told a journalist from the Spalding Guardian: “In Poland we are allowed to fish and take them home to eat without a […]
Sixteen teams of five anglers fished this year’s Angling Trust Schools National Championship, sponsored by Daiwa on Wednesday 15th July at Hallcroft Fishery, Retford. The 80 anglers taking part faced tricky fishing conditions as the sun blazed down on calm windless lakes. Nevertheless there were some excellent catches with carp being the main species backed […]
The National Crucian Conservation Project (NCCP) has produced a second video aimed at encouraging angling clubs and fishery owners to create crucian carp friendly waters in order to protect the species and encourage anglers to take up fishing for this delightful species. It can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/XAWOzJ6SF-0 The video – entitled “Creating Record Breaking […]
Pic: Eric Weeks with his 14lb 12oz Trent barbel Long Eaton Victoria Angling Society member Eric Weeks had an eventful couple of days this week. On Tuesday 10th March he had his first fishing trip to the River Trent on the LEVAS Long Eaton stretch since August last year.He was rewarded with a personal best barbel […]
Angling and Fisheries groups from Kintbury to Reading have joined forces with local MP Richard Benyon to tackle the longstanding issue of River Kennet turbidity caused by the entry of dirty canal water impacting on the famous chalk stream from Copse Lock at Hamstead Marshall. The groups fear that unless the Environment Agency and the […]
Get Hooked on Fishing’s James Thornhill has been getting to know the perch population on the canals to the west of London and certainly appears to have cracked it lately. Fishing short sessions he’s landed stripeys to over 3lb, fishing simply with a 8/10gr jig heads and plasticperch patterns. Said James, who runs the GHOF […]
Anglers have hailed Phil Smith’s superb 5lb 4oz river perch as the fish of the season, from any venue. The mighty predator, thought to be the equal biggest of the species caught from a UK river, fell to the Coventry angler’s classic tactic of legered lobworm. Previously the biggest UK river perch mantle was held […]