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Angling set for £500,000 licence windfall

Angling is set to receive a major cash boost of more than £500,000, thanks to soaring rod licence sales.The huge cash injection is being released by the Environment Agency after bosses revealed that the overall sale of UK rod licences has hit the million mark for 2015 – ending six years of decline.In an exclusive interview with Angling Times, the ...

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  • General News
  • 05 October 2015

Five hair rigs to try now

Making rigs isn’t the most exciting part of fishing, but fail to pay attention to every aspect of your set-up and you’ll pay the price on the bank.Most anglers make sure that their rigs include an appropriate float shape, line strength and hook size, but they often give little thought to other elements that are equally important.One area of your ...

  • Rigs
  • Leger rigs
  • 18 September 2015

How to tie a long-range bream feeder rig

Steve Ringer explains the secret tactics behind his match successes I’m often asked what the secret to success is when fishing big lakes such as Ferry Meadows. Most people think a magic bait or some kind of secret trick is involved. The reality is very different. I believe a lot of my wins are down to accurate casting, and use of ...

  • Rigs
  • Feeder rigs
  • 21 August 2015

7lb 4oz eel smashes 103-year-old record

This huge 7lb 4oz venue record-breaking eel sets a new personal best for John Greenhalf. The president of Clive Vale Angling Club in Hastings, East Sussex, beat the previous club record, that stood for a staggering 103 years, by 2lb when he paid a visit to one of the organisation’s own venues. He legered a fish-flavoured boilie close to a ...

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  • General News
  • 03 August 2015

Clubs aim to bring hundreds to the bank for matches

The sight of hundreds of matchmen lining a river bank every weekend could soon become a regular occurrence on UK waterways thanks to a new initiative being piloted by a group of angling clubs. In a bid to rekindle the glory days of big competitions held on natural venues, a number of angling clubs in the South West have joined ...

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  • 25 July 2015


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