Night fishing tips – your big summer guide to all the essentials

25 May

This Angler’s Mail article, by Matt Sparkes (pictured), is full of advice to help you catch more carp and other fish after dark.

Caught in the night
This little scrapper came within the first hours of darkness, after all the other anglers had gone home after a biteless day. Venues that see a lot of daytime angling pressure can often come alive at night. So consider the odd overnighter this summer and enjoy some exciting nocturnal fishing.
Special thanks to Arfleet Fishery – call Bruno on 01929 427421. Tickets available from Deano at Purbeck Angling on 01929 550770.

Night fishing, unlike camping, is allowed again now in England and many venues are allowing it again. Overnight sessions during …Continue reading »

Awesome 80-pounder for locked-down Brit

17 May

BRIT abroad Mark Lambert made the most of his French fishery being closed to visiting UK anglers by landing this venue record 80 lb 2 oz mirror.

Mark Lambert admires his 80 lb 2 oz carp - a venue record for Lac du Villefond which he owns.
Mark Lambert admires his 80 lb 2 oz carp – a venue record for Lac du Villefond which he owns.

The  37-year-old added a PB 60 lb common in great quick-fire haul at his Lac du Villefond water. Mark, who …Continue reading »

Review: Kodex Thorex Air Dry Bag

5 May

The Kodex Thorex Air Dry Bag comes under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 product inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week.

Description: mesh bag for air drying. Specifications: Thorex super-soft mesh; zip top; reinforced handles; 6 kg capacity; comes with a …Continue reading »