Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday Review: Classic Angling (March/April 2011)

Thursday Review: Classic Angling (March/April 2011)

The latest issue of Classic Angling--the great magazine on fishing history published in Britain--has hit the stands and it is another winner.

One of the nice things about the magazine is it has become a chronicle of current news, so it was delightful to read Hardy's was reviving the name for high end tackle, but it was sad to recognize the end of the Angler's Guide after 100+ years. Profiles of recently deceased anglers like Don Tyson and Sylvester Nemes are always a nice touch, too.

Lots of interesting feature articles, too. A profile of a new web site featuring "larger than world-record fish," Jack Berryman's excellent piece on Tommy Brayshaw, and the shocking piece by John Leigh on how he was duped into buying $17,500 worth of fake Hardy reels. Roger Still follows up on more forged Hardy reels.

The final part of Tom Kerr's excellent three-part article on Conroy made the six-month journey well worth the price of admission. Well done, Tom!

Regular columns by Neil Freeman, John Bailey, and Judith Head are always excellent contributions and well worth reading. Since I am keenly interested in books, Judith's series is always looked forward to.

Auction news, the latest from around the world of fishing, reviews, you can't ask for more than this!

The magazine is ably edited by Keith Elliott, and is available through subscription by Clicking Here.

-- Dr. Todd

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