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The Value of a Good Angling Guide

I suppose, deep down, it was a form of vanity – conceit even – that I didn’t even think of contacting an angling guide before ... Full story

Don't Look Back in Anger - Martin Salter.

In the circles in which I move most people won’t be at all sorry to see the back of 2016. Losing the likes of David Bowie, Victoria Wood, Caroline Aherne, Terry Wogan, Leonard Cohen, Rick Parfitt and now George Michael was a salutary reminder that even those who have been a constant presence in our lives will eventually fade away. ... Full story

Andy Loble: The Shetlands.

I am always up for a challenge when it comes to fishing. I have always had a thing for adrenaline sports and feel there should be no reason why you can’t add a bit of excitement to your fishing. So when I was asked if I fancied a trip to the Shetlands to target cod I was all ears, especially as it would be with my mate, Adam Cain, on his kayak and me in my 2.7m RIB with a 4hp 2 stroke motor. ... Full story

Acclaimed Angling Book Set for Unique Fish Leather Edition.

Dominic Garnett’s collection of fishing tales, 'Crooked Lines', is set for a truly eye-opening collector’s edition this winter, in a special collaboration with Devon artist Kari Furre. ... Full story


As most of you will already be aware, the Angling Trust and its conservationist partners are currently running a campaign to save the bass (sea bass), stocks of which have dwindled to crisis levels as a result of commercial overfishing and the use of gill nets. ... Full story

'All Beer & Boilies' and 'All Wind & Water' - Cliff Hatton.

Each of these neat hardbacks was created in the Thelwell tradition of cartoon and narrative. Modern carp-fishing, and pike-fishing in the grandeur of East Anglia's magnificent potato and sugar-beet country are illustrated and examined. ... Full story

The Last Word on Martin Gay's 50lb Common Carp.

I know where Martin Gay caught his incredible haul of huge commons including the famous 50lber. No, I have no intention of revealing the whereabouts because such revelation was expressly what Martin, who died suddenly and prematurely 14 years ago, did not want. ... Full story

Rod Sturdy: Ever Closer Union...

Given the importance of the UK's relationship with the rest of Europe be it within or without the EU I have, after much deliberation, decided that Rod Sturdy's very thoughtful take on the present Brexit situation is sufficiently well-balanced and non-partisan to be published here. I hope viewers agree with this. ... Full story

In Search of Rarities: Dave Tipping

Standing on a slipway at Scarborough Harbour, I watched an orange-topped bob float ride the oil-slicked water, waiting for it to stab under as another billet (young coalfish) attacked the bait. I was engrossed, and blissfully unconcerned by the overwhelming stench of the fish quay and the hustle and bustle of the nearby amusement arcades, candyfloss and shellfish stalls. ... Full story

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