A subscription to Classic Angling is obviously the finest Christmas present you can buy for a friend or loved one. (We’ll even send a special Christmas card as part of a new sub: just phone or email us.) But for those who already have a subscription, or if just don’t want to spend more than a few pounds on a present, then how about one of the floats shown here? The range includes a Christmas pudding float, a Rudolph reindeer and a robin, and for those thinking further ahead, there’s a Valentine special and an Easter chick, with a Grim Reaper and a Royal Marines edition in the pipeline. The company’s founder, Edward Hennessy, assures us that they are all perfectly usable and won’t fall apart in contact with water.They cost a very reasonable £3.99 and are available from Bonker Bobbins here. But we’d still say that wherever you are in the world, Classic Angling offers even better value. We’ve just received our first subscriber from Mongolia (the best place in the world for taimen fishing).