Mark Barrett with his book Fenland Pike


Mark Barrett needs little in the way of introduction to most anglers as he is one of the most accomplished predator and specialist anglers in the UK with a string of big fish captures to his credit. In the media world he is a regular Angler’s Mail columnist, has edited a book for the Pike Anglers’ Club, co-written the outstanding book Fenland Pike, is a regular contributor to Pike and Predators magazine, has appeared on Sky TV’s Tight Lines and in many DVD’s and has edited a monthly angling title.


Mark has been writing (and will continue to write) FishingMagic’s monthly ‘Not Just Teeth’ diary but now joins the team on a more regular basis to help deliver a new and diverse range of content to the site which will see an expansion of the new features, video and audio content which we have started to publish.


In addition Mark will be weighing in with his insightful comments on the forum on a more regular basis which should make for some very interesting times on what is already the best forum on the web – but watch out – the big fella likes to speak his mind and tell it like it is!


Commenting on the appointment FishingMagic Editor, Ian Welch, commented:

 “I’ve known Mark for a long time and have always enjoyed both his company on the bank and his books and features in my armchair! I am absolutely delighted I’ve finally managed to persuade him to join the FM team. Mark has a unique ability to communicate effectively with anglers of all disciplines and has some excellent ideas which will help us to continue to improve the site. These are exciting times indeed at FishingMagic!”