• The diary of BB, aged 17

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    A reproduction of the diary of Denys Watkins-Pitchford (BB) has just been published. BB Diary and Sketchbook 1922 is taken from a diary that the naturalist, author and illustrator wrote when he was just 17. Not sure I’d want my teenage diary published for the world, but BB can’t do much about it, as he died in 1990. You suspect he would have been acutely embarrassed, but such is the demand for anything related to BB that the 675 copies will surely sell out very rapidly. It costs £35 and has been sympatetically edited by Bryan Holden, a founder member of the BB Society. You can find out more about it or order 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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