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    Rare books in Canadian catalogue

    by  • September 15, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Rare books by William Blacker, Richard Franck, William Gilbert and Frederic Halford are among items in the latest catalogue from Patrick McGahern of Ontario. The rarest is probably the 1682 The Young Angler’s Companion, which carries a C$20,000 asking price. The Blacker, a first edition (1842) of Art of Angling, has the author’s signature...

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    Clive Gammon travel-writing contest

    by  • September 14, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Moves are afoot to set up a travel-writing award to commemorate Clive Gammon. The Welshman, who wrote arguably the finest angling travel books ever, died recently. Now Classic Angling editor Keith Elliott is setting up an international award to be competed for annually for the best angling travel writing. He has high hopes that...

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    Win Orvis’s new Helios2 rod

    by  • September 13, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Orvis’s new Helios2 rod is up for grabs in a competition being run by The Drake magazine. All you’ve got to do is answer a daily question and the first person to submit all correct answers by Friday, September 21 wins the 5-weight rod. The rod isn’t even officially launched yet (it’s scheduled to...

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    Give your phone a fishy cover

    by  • September 12, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Little Egret Press publisher Tom O’Reilly is offering leather phone covers decorated with your favourite fish. At the moment, he is offering these for carp, salmon and tench, but is planning other species. They are made for all types of phone, as well as for the popular tablets like ipad and Kindle, and you...

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