HAVE you been im­pressed by a new item of tackle or bait range this year? Are you proud of your lo­cal river or still­wa­ter? Who has taken the best catch of fish, or won the best matches?

This week the search be­gins to find the Best of 2016 as Angling Times re­veals the con­tenders in this year’s Na­tional Angling Awards – and we need you to get vot­ing!

There are 30 cat­e­gories this year and it’s been a tough task to nar­row down a short­list of po­ten­tial win­ners for each. Thank­fully, it’s you who will pick the over­all cham­pi­ons!

This re­ally has been a fan­tas­tic year for fish­ing, with record fish, big-river and lake catches, mas­sive money matches, and launches of im­pres­sive gear which not only help us catch more, but make our sport a lot more fun, too.

Turn to our launch story on pages 8&9 this week to see how to reg­is­ter your votes, and how you can win a share of £400 worth of tackle vouch­ers, too. Talk­ing of tackle, it’s time to take a look at what you’re fish­ing with right now as with the weather get­ting cooler a few lit­tle tweaks can make a mas­sive dif­fer­ence to your catches. Our ex­perts – Martin Bowler, Steve Ringer, Paul Garner, and Dave Har­rell – all have great lit­tle edges in their ex­clu­sive col­umns this week. If you fol­low their ad­vice you’re guar­an­teed to catch more fish.

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