Dave Cooper, our regular ‘Purely For Pleasure’ columnist consistently writes readable and sensible articles about everyday fishing. He doesn’t get bogged down with unnecessary technical detail but just tells it like it is. The title, ‘Purely For Pleasure’ says it all.

His recent ‘Floodwater Skills’ article, that gave some excellent advice about how to tackle flooded rivers this winter was a typical example of Dave’s style, and a must-read feature for anyone contemplating fishing the rivers this winter.

Dave wins a Rod Hutchinson Team Shelter from Relum for his efforts.

All major contributors to FISHINGmagic stand a chance of winning the Contributor of the Month award, and all other major contributors receive a bulk spool of line.

All prizes are kindly donated by Relum, distributors of Rod Hutchinson, ET, and various other angling accessories