A SUBLIME FORM OF ORIENTAL ART Relax with a glass of sake, and read why Neil Freeman reckons Japanese woodblock prints, or Ekiyo-e, offer investment value and stunning images.
SLEEPING AMONG THE BOOKS The cataloguer may have known his decoys and paintings, but he clearly didn’t have much appreciation of fishing books, judging by the gems that went for low prices at Copley’s recent auction, writes Keith Elliott.
THE PLACE TO GO FOR A 300LB PERCH Dr Barrie Rickards has done a fair bit of angling travel but he’s addicted to Egypt’s Lake Nasser, where your next take could be from a 1lb Nile perch, or one of 300lb. He explains the magic of the 550km lake and how to get the best from a trip there.
Plus: A plea for help in looking after roach fry and a call for more on WR Pape are among this issue’s letters. Looking to find or sell tackle? Want a taxidermist or a rare book? Then turn to our classified page. Auctions, tackle shows and exhibitions — they are all in our diary of forthcoming events.