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A breakdown of the authors and artists appearing in each issue

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William Yates

William Yates is a professional composer and producer living in Bristol. Being self-employed he finds the time to explore his love for art and specifically illustration. As well as working as a freelance illustrator, he designs t-shirts and co-runs his own t-shirt printing company called SLO-CLO. Will grew up in a tiny village (a hamlet […]

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Mark Walsingham

A professional fisheries biologist, conservationist and land management specialist, Mark Walsingham worked for the National Trust for more than 15 years. He now provides land management and fisheries consultancy, specialising in river and lake restoration. He is a lifelong angler who has caught some truly monstrous fish. Well-known in carp circles—he is a regular contributor […]

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Adrian Searle

Adrian Searle has been writing about art since the mid-1970s, becoming chief art critic of The Guardian in 1996. He has been a regular contributor to El Mundo in Madrid and to many art magazines. Author, broadcaster, former Turner Prize judge and curator of a number of exhibitions in Europe and the USA, he says […]

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Graham Vasey

Graham Vasey is an artist who specialises in traditional film photography and darkroom printing. Brought up in County Durham, his very first angling experience was fishing with his mum on boating holidays on the canals of Shropshire. This passion was kindled further by trips with this grandfather to the small becks and streams of the […]

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Bruno Vincent

Having spent most of his working life as a press photographer, Super Fly Guy, aka Bruno Vincent turned his back on the profession and began to design and build just about anything, from flying projectors to floatant holders. With a love of angling from his (misin)formative years, fly tying was a natural progression expedited thanks […]

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Andrew Griffiths

Andrew Griffiths lives and fishes in the cheap end of the Peak District with occasional forays into the pricey bits. He really should get out more but is drawn again and again to his two rain-fed rivers for just one more go at that tricky fish. It’s usually a midge thing. They are too close […]

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David Profumo

David Profumo (pictured here on the right with Fred Buller) is a novelist and journalist, and fishing correspondent for Country Life magazine. He lives up a Perthshire glen, with a trout loch at the end of the lawn.

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John Andrews

Having grown up in an environment influenced by the rigours of religion and army-life, John Andrews’ subsequent career in the music industry must have made for quite a contrast. As marketing manager for Creation Records, John lived life at 1000mph – his daily dealings involving bands such as Oasis and Primal Scream. His was a […]

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Larry Jacobsen

Larry Jacobsen studied graphic design, then worked in the art department of an air force base, before finding landscape and wildlife painting. He lived in the southern California mountains, surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest for many years. He is interested in well-designed realistic representations of the western US, especially its mountains, streams, lakes, […]

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ron P. swegman is the author and illustrator of Philadelphia on the Fly: Tales of an Urban Angler and Small Fry: The Lure of the Little. Tenkara fly fishing, fly tying, and cross country running to the water take up his time when he’s not at the front counter of the Urban Angler fly shop […]

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Simon Smith

Teacher, writer and, for nearly 25 years, a sea angler, Simon Smith is unsure exactly how to categorise himself. The author of a sea angling book, Running with the Tide, Simon lives with his wife and daughter on the south Wales coast, spending what little spare time he has writing, too much time working, far […]

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William Wyatt

William Wyatt is an angler in exile having bailed out of East London over a decade ago. An excuse to write about his fishing presented itself since contributing to Dexter Petley’s outrageously avant-garde Powerlines. He helped Peter Rolfe with his acclaimed book on the crucian carp Crock of Gold. Currently he is teaching English when […]

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Mike Pope

Mike Pope started to fish aged 11. During his time in higher education, he wrote for the student magazine about his friends’ fishing trips in and around Oxford. By now, he was also fly fishing for grayling and trout. On graduating, he worked in insurance before re-training as a secondary school teacher. He now teaches […]

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John Andrews

John Andrews has been writing in various forms since his memoir For All Those Left Behind was published in 2002. He currently writes for a number of publications but most regularly for Caught by the River, Classic Angling and on his own blog: www.andrewsofarcadiascrapbook.blogspot.com. He may occasionally be seen and heard reading aloud in public […]

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Charles Rangeley-Wilson

Formerly a teacher, Charles Rangeley-Wilson’s love of travel, fishing and writing inevitably converged with the publication in 2004 of Somewhere Else. He has since written extensively, and contributes to Gray’s Sporting Journal and is Angling Correspondent to The Field, though he is familiar to many as The Accidental Angler. Rangeley-Wilson is a keen conservationist, with […]

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Carlos Baz

Carlos Baz does not remember the first fish he ever caught. Though it must have made an impression. A lifelong fisherman, he now spends his time on the water with fly rod in hand hunting across shallow flats in search of saltwater gamefish. When he’s not fishing, thinking about fishing, or planning his next trip, […]

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John Aston

John Aston got away with pretending to be a lawyer but since retiring in 2012 he’s reverted to being a stranger to fashion who spends most of his time outdoors in his beloved North Yorkshire. He listens to loud music and enjoys reading people who can write, like Hemingway and Gierach. He loves fly fishing […]

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James Gilbraith

James Gilbraith published his first book Terminal Chancer Silver Seasons Atlantic Salmon in 2014. Originally from Blackburn, he currently lives in Clitheroe, Lancashire. He is a 47-year-old husband, father, music lover, geriatric footballer and small-time tennis hack. He can generally be found lurking somewhere on the river Ribble, where he reluctantly became secretary of Ribblesdale […]

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Peter Brown

Peter Brown followed a spell in advertising with a postgrad in illustration at Central St Martin’s in London. He has illustrated a weekly column about birdlife in Britain—The Feather Report—for The Times newspaper since 1992. Working mainly in wood engraving and Japanese woodblock, he also teaches classes and workshops in both media. www.littlebrownbirds.co.uk

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Daniel Davidson

Daniel Davidson is an illustrator who works with a variety of clients including Virgin Records, Saatchi Art and Music Magazine and Creative Review. He is currently working on illustrations for the as-yet-untitled sequel, to the alternative salmon fishing book, Terminal Chancer, which he also illustrated. www.danieldavidson.co.uk

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Marc Harris

Marc Harris was born in Cardiff where he works with homeless and disadvantaged people. Marc has had one book of nature poetry published by Little Egret Press, and a second book of nature and travel writing awaiting publication by the same press. Marc has written many short stories, poems and articles, and has been published […]

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Ebba Durstewitz

Writer, musician, literary scholar and ‘conceptioner’, Ebba Durstewitz spends her life mixing art, music and science. She holds a PhD in Portuguese Studies and works as a freelance teacher at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Hamburg University. Ebba is also a freelance writer, contributing to a variety of German magazines and newspapers. […]

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Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts was born within casting distance of Old Father Thames, where he spent a halcyon boyhood catching perch from beneath wind ruffled willows. He evolved as an angler on the idyllic river Kennet, where he chased barbel among the thick, waving fronds of ranunculus. Having caught his fill of whoppers the lure of spring […]

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Alex Norgate

For Alex Norgate, fishing isn’t just about catching fish, it is a chance to reconnect with his surroundings and plumb the depths of the mind. Since March 2014 he has travelled around France in a converted Luton van, composing music, taking photos and fishing, and writing about it on his blog: carpwatercraft.wordpress.com

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Jon Berry

Jon Berry has fished for 40 years without ever achieving competence. This hasn’t stopped him enjoying it. He regards fishing as his real life, but spends an inordinate amount of time in a false one where he is an Assistant Headteacher at a large Wiltshire secondary school. He has written three books on angling and […]

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Jeff Hatt

Born in Billericay, Jeff Hatt is an Essex boy and gifted magpie. Early tackle was secured through the generosity of relatives: Aunty Sandra’s Green Shield Stamps got his first rod, from Uncle Paul, a southpaw ‘300.’ Aunty Thelma provided more, and her husband Ron, likewise. Elder cousin Alan gave a season ticket to South Weald […]

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Nick Fallowfield-Cooper

In the summer of 1980, aged ten, Nick Fallowfield-Cooper was given some fishing tackle. He took the rod, reel and plastic box that contained various floats, weights and hooks to the local Sussex Ouse and started to unravel the mysteries of angling. In the early 1990s, Nick moved to London (where he still lives today) […]

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Peter Scott

Peter Scott is not a fisherman, though he wishes he could be, and sometimes thinks he might be. He is publisher of Apollo, the international art magazine, and a founding editor of online quarterly The Junket. He has written about things that have nothing to do with fishing for The Daily Telegraph and Literary Review […]

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Rob Forth

Rob Forth is a professional poker player. Born in London, he nevertheless grew up near the Welsh border, and lived  for a stretch in South Africa. When not playing poker he likes to check for the early onset of Alzheimer’s by participating in pub quizzes. When the sun shines he can be found cycling in […]

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Jon Day

Jon Day teaches English at King’s College London. He writes for the London Review of Books, n+1, The New Statesman, the Times Literary Supplement and Apollo magazine, and is a regular book reviewer for the Telegraph and the Financial Times. He is a contributing editor at The Junket. There is a river at the end […]

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Kevin Parr

Depending on the weather, Kevin Parr is an Idler, fisherman, writer, amateur naturalist and fungi forager—though by his own admission he excels in no particular field. He is the author of Rivers Run, The Idle Angler and black comedy The Twitch. Longtime angling correspondent to The Idler magazine and contributor to CountryFile and Caught by the […]

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Dominic Garnett

Dominic Garnett is a fishing author and guide with a taste for the unconventional. As a result, he survives mostly on berries, tinned food and super strength lager in a cave somewhere in Devon. His books include Crooked Lines, Tangle with Pike, Flyfishing for Coarse Fish and Canal Fishing: A Practical Guide. For more of his […]

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Chris Yates

Chris Yates is a photographer, tea connoisseur, nature lover and prolific writer, having published hundreds of articles and at least 13 books. He is the former British carp record holder with the capture of a 51lb specimen carp from the famous Redmire pool. He lives in a cottage in deepest Wiltshire where he indulges his […]

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