• Fishing for History magazine offers great range of specialist angling topics

    by  • November 29, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The best website for those interested in US-related classic tackle is undoubtedly the one run by Todd Larson at The Whitefish Press. It also publishes a monthly digest of articles, Fishing for History magazine, which is free. The latest issue offers a wide range of articles, from dating line spools to Bronson saltwater reels, from the Dillon-Beck Quiver Lure to old advertisements for the Creek Chub Plunker. True, some of the subjects are highly specialised, but otherwise this stuff would be lost in the annals of time, and if you’re interested in Illinois tackle history (another of the topics in the latest issue) or similar, it’s a real gem. Take a look at it here.



    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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