• Issues 21 – 30

    Issue 21


    • The extraordinary tale of the day when Australian Alf Dean set the great white shark record. But it was a mere tiddler compared with one he saw a couple of years later.
    • The Swedish firm ABU has produced some of the world’s finest reels. But identifying reels and boxes from the range has been very difficult — until now.
    • Mitchell reels once dominated tournament casting. We look at how the French company adapted its famed 300 to cater for the demands of professional casters.

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    Issue 22


    • The incredible story of the 1960 tournament in Cuba in which president Fidel Castro outfished Ernest Hemingway, doyen of big-game anglers.
    • Winslow Homer produced some of the finest fishing pictures ever painted. We look at the impact that his trips to Florida had on his art.
    • Charles Dickens’ Mr Pickwick may have been inspired by the angling pictures of Robert Seymour, a London caricaturist. But why was his name dropped from The Pickwick Papers after the first issue?


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    Issue 23


    • The river Itchen at Abbott’s Barton, where GEM Skues formulated his ideas on nymph fishing, is suffering from poor management now anglers are unable to fish the water.
    • Bob Buteux fished with all the leading coarse anglers of the 1960s and 1970s. Here he talks about his memories from the very earliest days of specimen groups.
    • This historic picture of Fidel Castro chatting to Che Guevara while fishing a Cuban big-game tournament was taken by Alberto Korda. Afterwards, there was speculation that Castro did not actually hook the fish he weighed in.


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    Issue 24


    • The river Wandle in London was once a superb chalk stream beloved by Halford. Lord Nelson had a home on its banks. Now moves are afoot to revive the river, once destroyed by pollution.
    • Dr Mark Lidwill made history when he landed the first black marlin in 1913. But the Australian doctor’s feat has remained almost unknown for almost 90 years.
    • Louis Bouglé invented one of Hardy’s most enduring reels. He was a fascinating man: a champion cyclist, tournament caster and a friend of the painter Toulouse Lautrec.


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    Issue 25


    • Scarborough tuna
    • The earliest days of the float
    • The big carp books


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    Issue 26


    • Crabtree strips (!)
    • Muskie master
    • Bait kettles


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    Issue 27


    • The $100,000 minnow
    • Izaak Walton
    • Hardy Zane Grey


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    Issue 28


    • Poisson d’Avril
    • Reg Lyne
    • Finest rod sale of all


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    Issue 29


    • Walton League saves Izaak’s cottage
    • Earliest days of fish still life
    • Oil bottles


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    Issue 30


    • World’s oldest rod and reel
    • Railways and fishing
    • Walton’s will


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