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Rod Sturdy: How Far Have We Come?

Dick Walker still has legendary status among anglers. Although of course he was himself unaware of it, he was my mentor as a youth, and remains very much so, even thirty years after his death. I felt that through his writings I knew him personally. In my view, and that of many others, he has never been, and will never be, surpassed in his radical analysis and complete re-think of angling as it had become in the 1950s. ... Full story

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Angling Trust and Fish Legal demand United Utilities come clean over River Kent pollution

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May 2016 Laguna Baits Caption Competition - one day early!

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Every Picture Tells A Story: Maggi's Monster

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Anglers Mail 26th April 2016

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Rod Sturdy: How Far Have We Come?

Dick Walker still has legendary status among anglers. Although of course he was himself unaware of it, he was my mentor as a youth, and remains very much so, even thirty years after his death. I felt that through his writings I knew him personally. In my view, and that of many others, he has never been, and will never be, surpassed in his radical analysis and complete re-think of angling as it had become in the 1950s. ... Full story

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Angling Trust calls on Marine Management Organisation to help tackle illegal bass fishing

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The Silence of the Barbel

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Some Canterbury Tales: a Collection of Remembrances, Lies and Half-Truths by Geoffrey Chancer aka Raymond Roberts

When my mate Baz and I were Seventeen we both joined a local angling club. They had no waters of their own, but went on weekly trips aboard a coach, usually venturing into the deepest wilds of Kent and occasionally travelling further afield. The spirit of the club lives with me still. I don’t recollect ever meeting such an ill assorted bunch of lunatics, idiots and nutcases all assembled in the same place. Well, I did once visit someone in the local mental hospital, but when I think back, her fellow inmates didn’t even come close to this lot. ... Full story

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The Fishing Magic Prize Writing Competition: there's still time...

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Jeremy Wade puts sea in his sights

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