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  1. Sturgeon 'Critically Endangered' | Conservation vs Caviar

    Sturgeon 'Critically Endangered' | Conservation vs Caviar

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    Sturgeon are the most Critically Endangered group of species in the world. They shared the planet with dinosaurs but, relatively recently, humans have not been so good at sharing the planet. 85% of sturgeon, one of the oldest families of fish in

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  2. Barbed vs Barbless Hooks - Barbed Better for Fish Care?!

    Barbed vs Barbless Hooks - Barbed Better for Fish Care?!

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    One of the on-going debates within carp fishing centres around barbed vs barbless hooks, their pros and cons, and impact on fish care. Some anglers will swear by barbless, others will only fish venues that allow barbed, or micro-barbed hooks, such

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  3. Angling Trust’s Anglers Against Pollution Campaign

    Angling Trust’s Anglers Against Pollution Campaign

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    A recent WWF Living Planet Report estimated an 84% loss in freshwater biodiversity. Along with climate change, the pollution in rivers, lakes and estuaries is having a catastrophic effect on plants and wildlife – and the biggest threat is in

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  4. Map of 11 UK Carp Lakes You HAVE to Fish

    Map of 11 UK Carp Lakes You HAVE to Fish

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    With the news that night fishing is permitted again, Angling Direct thought it would be a good time to showcase the best carp lakes in the UK; the venues that tick all the amenity boxes, those with the biggest carp, or just a notorious venue steeped

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  5. Angling Direct, Redditch – Open 20th February

    Angling Direct, Redditch – Open 20th February

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    Just over a week to go now until Angling Direct Redditch swings open its doors for the first time, it won’t quite be the grand opening we would like, but you will be able to enjoy your new tackle shop in Redditch, via Call and Collect. Currently,

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  6. Angling Direct Redditch Opening Soon!

    Angling Direct Redditch Opening Soon!

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     It’s been a busy week, but your new Angling Direct Redditch store is coming along nicely! We are going to continue to bring you updates, complete with images, in the lead up to the store opening.    A large part of the store’s

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  7. Angling Direct Delivers Major Boost to Angling Trust’s Get Fishing Campaign with New Partnership Agreement

    Angling Direct Delivers Major Boost to Angling Trust’s Get Fishing Campaign with New Partnership Agreement

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    New collaboration will encourage more people to give fishing a go Campaign raises awareness of the health and wellbeing benefits of angling 80 newly qualified Angling Direct coaches to offer expert in-store advice to new and existing

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  8. Fishing in the Perfect Storm – How fishing WON 2020

    Fishing in the Perfect Storm – How fishing WON 2020

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    2020 was a tough year, a year of unprecedented firsts and unexplored territory. The global pandemic has created a new reality for us all, in the UK, we were confined to our homes for the best part of 3 months at the start of 2020, which for us

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  9. New King of Holme Fen Fishery – 75lbs 2oz Carp Caught in Cambridgeshire

    New King of Holme Fen Fishery – 75lbs 2oz Carp Caught in Cambridgeshire

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    As reported from ...      A celebration is in order for England international, Wayne Mansford who on 12th October 2020 banked a giant carp, that weighs more than the current British record.  After a session fishing at Meadows

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  10. The Best Fishing Venues in Norfolk - Norfolk Day

    The Best Fishing Venues in Norfolk - Norfolk Day

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    To celebrate Norfolk Day, Angling Direct have devised a list of the best fishing venues in Norfolk. We thought that our expertise of the Norfolk fishing scene would be particularly handy this year, with the county coming to terms with limited

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