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*Mick Toomer reveals the story behind the 50lb pike that now takes pride of place in his home, and how he ‘caught’ it.
*Charles Thacher relates top extraordinary tale of the gramophone pioneer who spent his fortune trying to catch tarpon.
*Mike Cacioppo looks at how rivals did their best to scupper Penn in the bait-casting company’s earliest days.
*Tony Hayter, author of a new book on GEM Skues, treads the banks where the nymph master once casted a fly.
*Clive Young recalls the less savoury side of running a tackle business: dealing with the dodgy, dishonest and downright dangerous.
*All Our Yesterdays from 1916 looks at when English turbot were stocked into New Zealand waters.
*An all-brass Hardy reel bought at a car boot sale for just £12 has been sold at Mullock’s auction house for £12,000.
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