The tackle firm of William Cummins opened its first tackle business 15 years before Hardy’s and produced lavish catalogues that rivalled its near neighbour. We chart the rise and fall of the company.
Canada’s Cascapedia river has been a mecca for salmon anglers for more than 150 years. We look at the early days of fishing there, and the strange life of Perry Davis, who wrote the definitive book on the river.
Pictures of mail coaches and coaching inns by James Pollard are still familiar sights in English pubs. We look at his fishing pictures and sort out confusion on the dates of his work.
Plus: PLUS the US book sale that took $2million; a tribute to Jamie Maxtone Graham, the pioneer of British tackle collecting; the US east coast fish carvers; Orri Vigfusson, chairman of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund, pays tribute to Megan Boyd, one of the world’s great tyers of salmon flies, who died aged 86; the truth about the man who was the model for Quint in Peter Benchley’s Jaws; and much, much more.