• A Christmas pudding or Rudolph the reindeer float

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    A subscription to Classic Angling is obviously the finest Christmas present you can buy for a friend or loved one. (We’ll even send a special Christmas card as part of a new sub: just phone or email us.) But for those who already have a subscription, or if just don’t want to spend more than a few pounds on a present, then how about one of the floats shown here? The range includes a Christmas pudding float, a Rudolph reindeer and a robin, and for those thinking further ahead, there’s a Valentine special and an Easter chick, with a Grim Reaper and a Royal Marines edition in the pipeline. The company’s founder, Edward Hennessy, assures us that they are all perfectly usable and won’t fall apart in contact with water.They cost a very reasonable £3.99 and are available from Bonker Bobbins here. But we’d still say that wherever you are in the world, Classic Angling offers even better value. We’ve just received our first subscriber from Mongolia (the best place in the world for taimen fishing).


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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