£6.00 – £9.00
*Charles Thacher takes a look at one of the earliest angling guidebooks, written to remind a US general about fishing’s delights.
*Ben Wright examines the 30-year history of the Ambidex reel, arguably the most famous British-made fixed spool.
*John Essex casts a line on the first European Championships in 1953, and how a ‘secret weapon’ helped England to victory.
*John Bailey pays tribute to John Wilson, the charismatic television angler who has just departed to UK to live in Thailand.
*Tom Kerr carries out some detective work to identify the very rare four-strip rods of the 19th-century maker Thomas Tout.
*Clive Young recalls seeing the first Shimano Baitrunner and a tackle dealers’ trip to Sweden that had surprise results.
*The first 100lb carp, and the first rod-caught cod to top the ‘ton’, have been caught from France and Norway.
Europe, Rest of World, UK & Northern Ireland