£6.50 – £10.00
*We look at the story of Don Gapen, the man who invented the Muddler Minnow because he didn’t want to use livebait to catch outsize brook trout.
*Jan Eggers uncovers the scandal of a Swiss angler who claimed pike of 62lb and 55lb, only for the fish to have been captured by commercial fishermen.
*Clive Young writes on the day that he bought all of Heddon’s entire stock when it closed its UK operation.
*Neil Freeman discloses that he is going to take a break from running Angling Auctions for more than 20 years. And he may even close the business entirely.
*One of the world’s great collection of Allcock Aerial reels, featuring many of the very rarest models, is coming up for auction.
*There are actually four Hardy Club Fly Boxes, Jason Lewis reveals, as he shows details of the ultra-rare fourth model.
*Ben Wright looks at the weird and wonderful ways that fixed-spool makers used to engage the bail arms of their reels.
*A photo album showing off Zane Grey’s conquests of both fish and women proved appealing at auction, selling for $10,500.
UK & Northern Ireland, Europe, Rest of World