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Issue 139 of Classic Angling

We talk to the world’s most successful big-pike angler, Siegfried Schön, who has landed nine pike over 40lb including the 50lb Dutch record.

Feeling peckish? Then tuck into a copi sandwich. You might not be quite as hungry when you learn that copi is a repackaged name for the invasive Asian carp.

A previously unseen archive of photographs showing the acclaimed Roderick Haig-Brown, author of books like The Western Angler and A River Never Sleeps, has been uncovered.

A huge collection of cased and carved fish will be trickled out through Angling Auctions over the next few years. The sale will also offer a wealth of rare items in October.

The dugong, a close relation of the manatee, has been declared extinct in China, killed off by overfishing, pollution and shipping accidents.

Our All Our Yesterdays page goes back to 1904 to find stories of an angler who lost a 104lb salmon, and of a giant eel that had a puppy inside it.

An self-confessed novice angler who had been fishing for just 16 months has broken the women’s rainbow trout world record with a fish of 30lb 6oz.

Invasive smallmouth bass have been found in the Lower Colorado river and are threatening the existence of the highly endangered humpback chub.

Hardy has celebrated its 150th anniversary with the launch of two reels, including one based on its Lightweight series that will only be on sale in 2022.

The auction house Mullock’s is changing its name and moving to a 5000 sq ft building that will enable buyers and sellers to reach its offices more easily.

Catfish Chris uncovers some dark dealings on eBay with an identical book being offered on the website by three different sellers.

Italy’s longest river the Po, has been suffering the extreme effects of a baking summer and a lack of winter snow, leaving it dried up in many places.

John Andrews takes a ghostly walk through the streets of old London, to the days when more than 150 tackle shops abounded.

Henry Hughes looks at the images used in the first three editions of Norman Maclean’s iconic book A River Runs Through It, and how they were chosen.

John Bailey pays tribute to the Indian mahseer guide Bola, who had a profound influence on him and led him to many outsize fish.

Neil Freeman rages at the outrageous attitude of water authorities, who seem content to pay fines rather than deal with the raw sewage they are pumping into rivers and the sea.

John Stephenson looks at the rise and fall of Pezon et Michel, the innovative French bamboo rod-making company that once employed 300 staff.

Our books pages praise a work about the fishing influence ton he poet Ted Hughes and a destination publication with a difference.

Our auction pages detect a change of direction for Mullock’s sales and see continued demand for almost anything carved by the Michigan master craftsman Oscar Peterson.

John Zarpas made his fortune in Nigeria by running buses that he imported from Scotland. He used some of his profits by fishing for tarpon, with him and his wife setting world records.

You thought there were three Hardy Club Fly Boxes? No, there were four. Or maybe even five, says Jason Lewis, a lover of these elegant satin mahogany creations.

Most young bloods embarked on a ‘grand tour’ through Europe. But Col Thomas Thornton went fishing in Scotland instead, and landed a 48lb pike and a 7lb perch.

Our letter pages ask for more information about rare Intrepid reels and why Gibraltar had a coin of the Queen Mother fishing, while uncovering a catch of 61 roach of 2lb and over.

Keith Arthur tells how his club Terrapins eventually won the coveted LAA Shield, along the way beating a club that had 21 fish to his side’s three.

Plus lots more!

 

 

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