Never Forget…

...what it was like. That day in mid-August you fished alone and saw not a soul. You told yourself to remember exactly how it...

Jack Croxall: Old Monastery Pool.

  Just after the Second World War and with rationing still firmly in place, trading any extra food you grew or caught was near necessity....

Jack Croxall: The Demon Fish of Deepdale.

Some people said it was a monstrous eel. Some people said it was a landlocked sturgeon, an ancient creature touched by dark magic. Others...

Andy Scholey: Wake me up when September ends….

It doesn’t do to plan too far ahead when river fishing. I say it every year: I should know better. But the only way...

Jack Croxall: Tap, tap, tap…

What follows is testimony from a resident of Leicestershire, recorded some years ago. I was fishing as a boy, crouching by the water’s edge,...

Rod Sturdy: Return to the Kanektok

A cast across the current: the line began to swing round, gradually, with the help of a mend or two, taking on a lovely...

Alone on the River

Committing one’s self to print sometimes requires a bit of courage. Once it’s down there, it’s there for good, to be read and re-read...
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Sharing Knowledge – New Video Series from Thomas Turner Fishing Antiques

Thomas Turner Fishing Antiques, part of the Fish and Fly Group of popular international fishing website and community forums, has launched a brand-new online...

Rod Sturdy: WANTED –  AN EFFECTIVE WATER POLICY

Persuading politicians to form any kind of coherent, long-term policy is not exactly easy. One issue which needs tackling – and badly – is...

A Snippet from Yester-Year…

1984 was probably the last year that my enthusiasm for angling could be labelled 'fanatical'; the all‑consuming desire to grab the best swim in...
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