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...

Kev Perkins asks ‘Where have all the young anglers gone’?

It's that school holiday time of year again when the Pied Piper shows up and spirits all the children away. And by that, I...

Fisheries Facts and the EU

It is probable that the majority of both FM readers and the general public are unable to endorse or detract from Martin's and Mr Benyon's thoughts on the EU's commercial fishing policy; they are shown here with confidence and in the very best of faith. Nonetheless, Fishing Magic would welcome similar contributions from those with an alternative view.

Money, Money, Money!

At a time of national austerity would it not make sense to brighten-up our country and make a fortune in cash at the same time?

In Praise of the Stream – never judge a brook by its cover!

If you are fortunate enough to have a river where it is possible to watch your quarry, stalking chub with natural baits is a tactic that can prove supremely successful in selectively targeting bigger fish. It is also the definitive method where time is short as it requires so little preparation; tackle can be stripped down to its simplest form.

What, exactly, is a 'best' carp water?

The challenge of identifying and subsequently writing about the 'best of the best' British carp waters seemed straightforward enough, but it soon proved to be anything but...

Beavers – Coming to a River Near You Soon?

Rod Sturdy has his say on the recent announcement that Natural England will issue a licence to Devon Wildlife Trust for the managed release of beavers into the wild on the River Otter in Devon.

Fishing – Why?

Rod Sturdy is back and contemplating the reasons why we go fishing.

Also Ran.

A gentle musing on the pace of fishing

Wanted: An Effective Water Policy

In his latest blog Martin Salter hands over the reins to FM regular, Rod Sturdy, who postulates how our rivers might be better managed.
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