The sport of angling requires a complex combination of discipline, patience, skill and artistry. And any angler will tell you, there’s always room to improve.
Whether you’re a seasoned sea-fisherman landing marlin off the Maldives or a novice coarse fisherman dangling your line for bream in a stream, you’ll benefit from the advice, information, reviews and in-depth features in a specialist angling title.
Read on to discover six of the best catches on offer.
For Salty Sea Dogs
For the past 35 years market leader, Sea Angler magazine has been evolving with the sport and imparting expert instruction on everything from how to pick out the perfect lure colour to catching your first cod, a subscription to Sea Angler makes the perfect gift for the avid off-shore or coastal angler.
Features focus on boosting casting distance and altering techniques to allow you to fish from rocks or sandbanks.
For Fly Guys
A subscription to quarterly FlyFishing& FlyTying magazine is a must for fans of fly fishing. What sets this magazine apart are the in-depth instructions to fly tying, the comprehensive guides to the best fly fishing destinations and the incredibly enticing full-colour photospreads.
You’ll also find product reviews to ensure you always have the perfect kit from waders to rain jackets and everything featured can be found at the back in the magazine in the classified section.
For Glory Seekers
If a cabinet full of trophies is what you’re after, then a subscription to Matchfishing magazine will help you achieve your aim.
Reports on major fishing events such as the ‘Drennan Knockout Cup’ and dates and venues for forthcoming matches sit side by side with the usual equipment and tackle reviews. A handy Q&A section with angling gurus will also help you become a champion.
For Game Fellers
Trout & Salmon magazine is described as the Voice of Game-Fishing since 1955. Every month the finest contributors in the sport deliver informative, inspirational and entertaining writing.
Listing the best game fisheries in the country, reports are often location-based, with recent features including ‘How, where and when to fish the River Swale’ and ‘Salmon on the Doon’.
For the Carp Crazy
Known as the Queen of the rivers, the carp is an elusive freshwater fish which is extremely tricky to catch. This of course only serves to heighten its appeal in the angling community.
Carp fishing is growing in popularity in the UK and abroad and for enthusiasts a magazine subscription to UK based Carpworld, will prove an invaluable tool. Learning from the masters is a must in this challenging sport and this title gives Carp experts a forum to contribute their personal experience in regular columns. So go on… ‘Carpe Diem’ – seize the carp!
For First Time Fishers
Those new to the sport of angling, whatever their longterm goals, will love a subscription to Angling Times. The UK’s best selling weekly newspaper is published on a Tuesday and promises content for anglers of every level and type.
For bitesize news articles on floats, bait, locations etc. and big-fish tips from angling legends to get you started and keep you hungry, this magazine represents great value for money.