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Book Review - The Pocket Guide to Balsam Bashing

Ian Welch looks at the new book from the keyboard of Theo Pike: 'The Pocket Guide to Balsam Bashing and how to tackle other Invasive Non-Native Species' ... Full story

Silt Road: The Story of a Lost River

Charles Rangeley-Wilson's book is a remarkable story and a remarkable read, says Mark Williams ... Full story

Britain’s Game Fishes: Celebration and Conservation of Salmonids

FishingMagic.com editor and former fisheries biologist Ian Welch opens up the new book on salmonids by Dr Mark Everard and Paul Knight. ... Full story

Flycasting Skills by John Symonds and Philip Maher

Flycasting, that key pre-requisite to all successful trout and salmon fishing, can be a stumbling block for many anglers. When we received this new book from Merlin Unwin to review we knew there was just one man for the job, our own resident fly casting afficionado, professional casting instructor and guide, Jeremy Lucas. ... Full story

Blue Charm with Ian Gordon

Well-known Spey casting instructor, guide and salmon fisherman Ian Gordon is also principle salmon consultant at the renowned Hardy & Greys thanks to his years of experience. Blue Charm is a film project two years in the making with friend, rod maker and fishing show organiser Robert Stroh to showcase salmon fishing in Scotland. ... Full story

Mayflies And More by Chris Sandford

Subtitled "A Flytyers' Guide to the Chalkstreams", this DVD and fly tying booklet covers ten of Chris's favourite tried and tested fly patterns and variations such as the 'No Hackle' Mayfly, the Might Eric and of course the by now infamous (thanks to Simon Cooper's One Fly Challenge) Ducking Feadly! ... Full story

Jeremy Wade's River Monsters - Now in Paperback

This new paperback edition of extreme angling adventurer Jeremy Wade's River Monsters book has according to the press release been "lavishly updated with new pictures, new material, extra maps and images" beyond those in the original and already very enjoyable hardback version issued earlier this year. ... Full story

Whisky Opus - All You Need to Know About Your Dram and More...

Whisky and fly fishing have a long relationship. Billed as "The definitive 21st-century reference to the world's greatest distilleries and their whiskies", this book by Gavin D. Smith and Dominic Roskrow looks to be the perfect companion to have on hand to research a favourite fly tying tipple or hip-flask filler. ... Full story

Tied in the Hand (Odyssey of a salmon fly-tyer) by Sven-Olov Hard

You don’t need to fish for Salmon to appreciate this book, or even be an avid tyer of Salmon flies. The author traces the history of classic salmon flies going back over more than a century to the heyday of late Victorian era when exotic materials from around the globe where readily available. ... Full story

HATCH - A look at the relationship between flies, fish and anglers

This latest film from Nick Reygeart of Gin Clear Media takes a step back from the water and considers why fly fishers end up fishing where they do. It's often as a result of the hatches of insects that get the fish feeding and these are of course usually purely natural but sometimes induced artificially!? ... Full story

Uncharted Waters - Bassas Da India

There are more and more fishing DVDs coming on the market each year and so each title needs something special or unique to help it stand out from the crowd. Uncharted Waters - Bassas Da India chronicles a real 'boys-own' adventure venturing far from land and civilisation in search of fishing dreams! ... Full story

Flyfishing for Coarse Fish - New Book Release

All coarse species can be caught with an artificial fly; it’s deadly, visually exciting and simpler than you think and with the release of ‘Flyfishing for Coarse Fish’ author Dom Garnett explains how trying a fresh approach can lead to brilliant sport. ... Full story

Trout in Dirty Places - A Modern Day Fly Fishing Success Story

Actually the title of this new book by well-known Fly Forums member and Chairman of the Wandle Trust, Theo Pike, is a bit of a misnomer perhaps. This is actually a celebration of urban fly fishing venues around the country where trout and graying are thriving thanks mainly to the efforts of local conservationists. ... Full story

FlyFishing The Welsh Borderlands by Roger Smith

Author Roger Smith has obviously done his homework in putting together this detailed compendium of fishing advice, locations, fly patterns, literature and more covering the Welsh borderlands. It is a book I will certainly be referencing in the future as I am sure will many others whether you already know the region are are planning a visit. ... Full story

DVD Review: A Backyard in Nowhere

Is this the best pike fly fishing DVD ever? When we saw the trailer (see inside) we were definitely excited by the quality of the fish and the imagery and so couldn't wait to get our hands on a finished copy. It's definitely a fly fishing movie but not what you might typically expect... ... Full story

Book Review - The Lambton Worm by Pete McParlin

Sean Meeghan reviews a book billed as ‘The Definitive Guide to Angling in North East England’ ... Full story

The Mayfly and the Trout by Malcolm Greenhalgh

M A Rowe reviews Malcolm Greenhalgh's new fly fishing book on the invertebrate that, perhaps more than any other, captures the essence of trout fishing, the mayfly. ... Full story

Casting at Shadows on Christmas Island - New DVD

Keen fly-fisherman, Chris Cook, returned last month from a 3 week trip to Christmas Island in the Pacific, where he was producing a DVD, which has been shortlisted for an award from the Institute of Videography. ... Full story

Rivers of a Lost Coast

In the 1940's and 50s, California coastal fly fishing for the enigmatic steelhead was full of characters and days of plenty. By the early 80s however, the mystical rivers of the 'lost coast' such as the Eel, Russian and Smith were undergoing serious decline. ... Full story

Irish Rise by Dennis Moss

"The essence of Irish Rise is about wild fishing with a fly rod" say publishers Quiller. The foreword is by Trout and Salmon editor Andrew Flitcroft. ... Full story

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