As Election fever grips the nation, the residents of Grimsby were treated this week to the sight of reality star ‘Joey Essex’ and wannabe MP ‘Nigel Farage’ boarding a fishing boat in order to ‘discuss’ EU fishing policy. This is a serious issue, as Grimbsy folk know only too well, so what was the main […]
Hide it in the laundry basket and hope the washing fairies work their magic. Cleanliness rating – 0/5 Definitely not recommended – the doghouse is a lonely shack.
It is a refreshing change from the normal fishing mags. This is 96 pages long and I have not yet seen an advert. Just well written articles. In fact the layout is like a good book. I bet these will be collectors items of the future. From the forum pages of Fishingmagic.com
Easter. No fishing, a cup of tea, and the damn fine first 2 issues of Fallon’s angler. Cheers! …. Am looking forward to the next one. Via Facebook
She is a fickle stream. Bursting her banks in a muddy rage only to settle and clear as you sit and watch. Sometimes the fishing is absurd – a bite a cast as she smiles and glistens. Then, two days later, her mood has changed and she snags your hook in weed and sends your […]
Declared a Royal Forest by William I around 935 years ago, the New Forest is now a National Park and amid the clutter of south of England is a sea of beauty. Many anglers only see the Forest as a blur through a car window, there is little fishing to be had but with rivers […]
More than just a home for grass cuttings and vegetable peelings. This is a place for amphibians to survive the winter, where grass snakes lay their eggs, and where an angler can fill a tub with worms in about ten minutes. All hail the compost!
Forget the bloomin’ daffs, you need to look closer to the ground to find true spring gold. The lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) is a jewel of early spring covering our verges with warmth in beauty, but to an angler its appearance is bittersweet. Winter may be nearly over, but so too is the river fishing […]
It doesn’t matter really. We angle for our souls and cherish any capture – regardless of size. And yet, when we get that first glimpse of a fish bigger than anything we have seen, our hearts thump and our legs turn to jelly. It shouldn’t be too guilty a pleasure – just remember to smile […]
A perfect hand-sized fish, the dace (Leuciscus leuciscus) really doesn’t know it’s small. A six ouncer will twist its wiry frame in the current like a fish twice the size and the speed at which they dip a float is perfect for sharpening one’s ninja reactions. But it also takes the fly, and makes excellent […]
Even eighty-five years after its first publication, Swallows and Amazons casts a magical spell. Sailing, exploring, battles with bows and arrows and even drowning duffers – Ransome’s book had it all. But best of all was the fishing, and young Roger’s encounter with a monster pike. The author clearly knew his subject matter, as well […]
Matthew Tanner grew up on a hill farm in the Welsh mountains. After being struck by an incurable addiction to fishing at the age of 8, he now spends his time fishing for wild carp in the Welsh mountains as well as chub or barbel in the river Wye. He now documents his fishing adventures […]