• Issues 1 – 10

    Issue 1



    • The history of bait displays
    • Keith Elliott records how Bernard Venables spent his final working days
    • The part that fishing played in the art of Lamorna Birch and his friendship with GEM Skues
    • Plus: James Gregory lures; The Restigouche reel; Auction reports and much more


    This issue is out of print

     

    Issue 2



    • The rags to riches story of Lauri Rapala, who founded the world’s biggest lure company
    • The growth of Allcock’s and the part played by the Aerial reel
    • The rare ultra-ilustrated editions of Izaak Walton’s The Compleat Angler
    • Plus: Philip Geen, the author and designer of lures; A guide to cased fish; Auction reports and much more


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    £6 (UK and Northern Ireland), £8 (Europe), £9 (Rest of the world)


     

    Issue 3




    • Fred Buller details the history of the landing net
    • How anglers coped with cumbersome rods:- the early days of rod-making
    • Bob Dunn and Peter Goadby chart an illustrated history of the broadbill swordfish
    • Plus: The Hardy trademark at auction; a guide to cane rods; The rarest of all angling books; Auction reports and much more


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    Issue 4



    • The story of Georgina Ballantyne’s record 64lb salmon
    • The birth of the Mitchell reel and its Italian connection
    • Missouri tackle inventors and their contribution to American tackle history
    • Plus: Char pots from the English Lake District; a buyer’s guide to angling books; How Izaak Walton came to spell his name that way; Auction reports and much more


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    Issue 5



    • Jim Willis charts the rise and fall of Hex Baits, once the largest producer of lures in the British Empire
    • The art of choosing a picture, what to look out for and what to beware of
    • A guide to the very rare French reels
    • Plus: A history of the all-England competition; fly books: why they are so sought-after; The work of artist Michael Loates; more about tackle auctions and prices made


    This issue is out of print

     

    Issue 6



    • World record set for pair of Hardy White-Wickham big-game reels
    • John Drewett charts the development of silkworm gut for fishing casts
    • Did James Young really build his first reel at the age of 14?
    • Plus: A review of the new book A Century of Carp Fishing; What Neville Chamberlain’s cased flies sold for; Judith Head on author Donald Overfield; A guide to Abu reels; Auction reports and lots more


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    Issue 7



    • David Beazley looks at the start of angling prints and the key people in the early days
    • A guide to buying Nottinghams, old wooden reels
    • The history of fishing for mahseer, the ‘Indian salmon’
    • Plus: The metal lures of William Chapman; The Milne Angling Collection at the University of New Hampshire; Keeping up to date with auction reports and lots more


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    Issue 8



    • Richard Walker rods: the story behind the Mark IV split-cane rod
    • The story of John Cooper, the master of cased fish
    • How to start collecting lures, what to look out for
    • Plus: The Pennsylvania museum of US angling history; pike in art history, William Foyle’s book collection; what ‘s coming up at auction and auction reports


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    Issue 9



    • Ron Swanson advises on what to look out for if collecting carved fish
    • Advice on how to collect creels for pleasure and profit
    • The early days of how tarpon became one of the greatest saltwater game fish
    • Plus: A tribute to Peter Stone; Hardy’s device for one-armed anglers; George Richey on Michigan lures; George Morland artist and imbiber; auction news on art, books and tackle


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    Issue 10




    • How innovative anglers solved the problems of playing big fish
    • Carrie Stevens’ life and how her fly-tying career started
    • Norman Wilkinson was a creative artist who painted fine posters as well as inventing camouflage for ships
    • Plus: A fine reprint of Herbert Maxwell’s Salmon and Sea Trout; news of Skues’s reel and Cascapedia; What’s it worth – new section for collectors; How to record your collection on computer; Books from the US; Auction news and lots more


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