Thoughts on the Redditch Tackle Fair – November 2021

Well, what a complete treat. Had it not been for the admirable John Stephenson of Thomas Turner, I wouldn’t even have known...

The Letters of Reverend E C Alston

Part 5 – January, February and October 1972 I do not want to spin these out, and the following...

The Letters of Reverend E C Alston

Part 4 – January 14th 1972 It seems that we are back to the formality of “Mr Buller” once...

Passion for Barbel. 20/11/2021

Saturday evening, 20th November and I’m with Richard and Alan, watching them reel in as the first stars appear. It has been...

The Licence Fee… Keep, Modify, Abolish?

I am not here to praise Fishing Breaks or suggest that you book a day on a chalk stream with them, but...

Lifelines. An Anthology of Angling Anecdotes, and More…

£10.95 Available direct from the website of the publishers Arthur H Stockwell Ltd, Ilfracombe. What’s not to like about...

The Letters of Reverend E C Alston

Part 3 – 11th January 1972 Edward Alston is now safely ensconced in Warminster, and on good enough terms...

The Letters of Reverend E C Alston

Part 2 – October 1971 I spent a nostalgic Sunday assembling the Buller/Alston correspondence into some sort of order,...

Lost Treasures of the Tackle Shed

The most recent of the Thomas Turner newsletters really struck a chord with me. There advertised was a first edition of Drop Me...

Tackle Shed Treasures – Richard Masters

I have known Richard Masters for many years now, and have admired him as a man and as an angler. He was...
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