It’s Pike Red Alert Time Again

My very first cast into Ireland’s massive lough Erne landed me a twenty-five-pound pike. That was two decades ago and despite endless...

My Greatest Angler

So here we are again in the midst of Covid Crisis and all we can do here at Fishing Magic is hopefully...

Farewell To A Great Angling Gentleman

This week we remember fallen heroes. We might also just be seeing a pause in the advance of Trumpism. It is not...

Passion For Barbel… The Winter Wolves are Howling

The third frost in succession. 7 degrees air temperature at 4.00pm yesterday when I was baiting up. November ticking away remorselessly. The...

Rivers Well Travelled

Many of us were brought up in our fishing infancy by the wise words of Mr Crabtree, aka Bernard Venables. Yes, baits...

The Books that Defined our Angling Generation

Little by little the boxes of books are being unpacked and placed in their new Herefordshire bookshelves. Many are, of course, on...

Passion For… ‘Poles Apart: The History of the London Roach Pole’ by Michael Nadell

Poles Apart is published by Coch-y-Bonddu Books, and hit our shelves back in 2013. In our view, it...

My River – Olly Shepherd

We have heard good things about Olly and his guiding company Fly Fishing Yorkshire. Paul Whitehouse tells us he was a great...

Go, Get A Grayling This Winter

This is NOT another potboiler by a writer trying to sell an article. This is a plea from the heart that if...

Passion for Barbel… In Wild Waters

Yesterday, the 27th October, Enoka caught her first Wye double-figure barbel. She wouldn’t weigh it, but I’m guessing 11 pounds, give or...
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