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The shop on Holy Street: Fallon’s Angler issue 9

None of us are strangers to unforeseen delays. As it is with trains, planes and so forth, so it is with publishing a magazine. We do our very best to avoid them, but there are many ways a spanner can be thrown, and we were hit by quite a few. But sometimes, those delays can be worth it, like bumping into your future wife because you missed the last bus. And so it was with Fallon’s Angler issue 9, so many unforeseen delays, at times it seemed that fate—if there is such a thing—was conspiring against us. In all honesty, it […]

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Friday Allan’s Fangler (FAF) – March 2017, and on time!! Yeehah!!!

Trumping marvellous Editor Fallon tends to get nervous when Fishpool talks politics. Hardly surprising really, given my rather unusual stance that encompasses Far-Right Liberalism with Globalised Nationalism and Feminist Mormonism. So when I suggested that I begin the round up of March’s news with a story involving China, a giant orange slug and an odd shaped mullet, poor old Editor Fallon got into a sweat. I don’t think he’s forgiven me for the throwaway piece I wrote about Vladimir Putin’s favourite phishing techniques… Of course, he needn’t have worried. All I wanted to do was alert people to the capture of […]

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Parr’s Diary – March 2017

There is an intoxicating intensity to the final fortnight of the coarse season that is quite unlike any other part of my angling year. Winter is ceding ground to spring, celandines are dotting the banks and verges, and the fishing can be spectacular. There is proper warmth in the sun, though the wind retains a bitter edge when it swings away from the prevailing south west, happy to numb fingers and keep us on our toes. Even with an extra (Leap) day February seemed to finish abruptly, and reality struck on March 1st that only fourteen days remained and I needed […]

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Parrs Diary – February 2017

I’m not entirely sure where February went. One moment January was dragging its feet and a couple of blinks later the blackbirds are singing and March is upon us. The thin end of the coarse season always seems to rattle by, but I did manage to make it out three times over the past month, to somewhat contrasting venues. Much of my winter fishing has seen me fishing light and running a float through steady glides in search of roach and dace, species that I hoped again to find on the Dorset Stour. The swim I chose was quite different to […]

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Friday’s Allan’s Fangler (FAF, and terribly, terribly late February 2017)

Pathetic Sea Monsters Remember the Pathetic Sharks? Of course you do, it is barely 18 months since Fishpool last reminded you of them (http://fallonsangler.net/the-pathetic-sharks/). Well, last month we were offered one of the more pathetic sea monster stories of recent years. In fact, it makes the Pathetic Sharks seem nothing more than ‘mildly crap’, perhaps reflecting the fact that with Media eyes largely fixed on trade deals and Russian relationships there is even less time than usual to spend on filler stories. So, anyway, here it is. A pliosaur or some other sea monster rearing its head from inshore Herne Bay […]

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