Scott moved to the English Lake District seven years ago to be closer to the mountains, their tarns, their becks and the wild trout that swim there. A self-admitted trout bum, Scott is also a true lover of the wild, and enjoys nothing more than hiking into the fells with a light fly rod and […]
Born in London, but raised in Buckinghamshire, Will Burns was part way through an English Degree when he decided to forgo education for a career as a rock star. His band, Treecreeper, released two albums, the second of which, entitled Juniper, features a fly-fisherman on the cover and is still available through Rough Trade records. […]
Vincent was only three years old when he first wet a line, and made his first casts on the canals in and around the centre of Manchester. His love of fishing swiftly blossomed, and he has gone on to catch some fabulous fish of many different species. Vinny writes a weekly blog (www.northwestfisherman.wordpress.com) and has […]
Vic Gent is a Lincolnshire lad now residing in Norfolk. Taught to fish as a young boy by his father and brother, Vic has never strayed far from the water, spending much of his youth ‘mucking about’ aboard the family boat on the River Nene. Vic makes his Fallon’s angler debut in Issue 5 with […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Too modest to have included himself here, but Fishpool is happy to make him blush. Words are in his blood, and he tells a story rather well. He can spot a good story too though, and then present it quite beautifully….long may it continue. He is pictured below with an Angler Unknown.
Gary Crossley retired as the Principal of Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London a few years ago. His background in Fine Art translated over time into a career as an academic in Higher Education. After he retired he sought and achieved a complete change in direction by buying a small house in […]
Danny Adcock started fishing for eels with his dad in the Essex backwaters, and with his grandad in the Thames at Shoeburyness for anything that swam past. This regularly included plaice which later his nan would serve with mash, peas and a dollop of butter that slid down the fishes back oh-so-juicily. He moved to […]
Dexter Petley was born in the Weald of Kent. Novelist, translator, angling writer, he lives in a yurt in Normandy.
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]