Kennet Barbel, 23/1/09

27 January 2009 // Caught By...

JB.. Even though I say so myself, here’s a picture of a deserved Padworth barbel (6lbs) after almost 9 hours braving gales, a river well and truly in flood (flotsam & jetsam included a car wheel, a couple of trees & a huge dead barbel belly-up), freezing rain and an odd bloke who walked past […]

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The Fellowship of Burbot Anglers

27 January 2009 // Caught By...

from Dan Perry; Dear brother of the angle, I issue a call to rods for all those who wish to assist in the search for that most neglected of Britain’s fish – the burbot. In gentler times it was known as ‘the lawyer’ but today even spell check on the computer has forgotten this noble […]

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WG Sebald by Robert Macfarlane

26 January 2009 // Books

from 1000 novels everyone should read, the Guardian, Friday 23 January 2009 The Rings of Saturn (1995) Austerlitz (2001) No other writer of recent decades has matched the speed of WG Sebald’s ascent to the pantheon. It occurred in a little over five years. The Emigrants, the first book of Sebald’s to be published in […]

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Generation Kill

25 January 2009 // Film/TV

David Simon & Ed Burns post Wire drama starts tonight on FX (10pm).

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Caught By The Liver – Stinger Beer

23 January 2009 // Food and Drink

After literally gallons of Young’s Kew Gold, I still loved it, but needed a change. The bloke in my local offy, we’ve got to know each other well obviously, recommended Stinger Beer. At first I was a little apprehensive. Thing is it’s a River Cottage product, Mr Fearnley Whittingstall’s. I don’t know about you but […]

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