Illustration and accompanying text by Jonathan Newdick. Taken from his book, ‘The Complete Freshwater Fishes of the British Isles’, published by A & C Black in 1979. The book is a particular favourite of ours and we thank Jonathan for allowing us to publish the work on Caught by the River. Chub The Chub is […]
Bill Drummond on ‘The Natural History of Selbourne’ by Gilbert White Up until the age of 14, my interest in the natural world was focused on fishing, collecting birds eggs and generally spending as much time in the countryside as I could because it was more exciting than being in the town. Half-a-dozen Observer’s Books […]
By Roger Clapham A few weeks ago as I was eyeing the solitary guest beer pump of an unfamiliar pub I noticed the absence of the usual plastic clip to inform you what was on offer. Instead there was simply a hand-written note taped to the pump bearing the words “SUMMER LIGHTNING 5%” in red […]
Salt Park dp thanks for your pj o’rourke style reprise, your notes from hell’s french vacation. whilst you were having your high summer week of forties and fortitude, of boilies and being boiled, we were up in north norfolk searching the salt marsh creeks for bass and being swallowed up by big skies. the days […]
Jersey post will issue a set of six postage stamps plus a Miniature Sheet to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Jersey Freshwater Angling Association. The stamps and Miniature Sheet feature a selection of freshwater fish which can be found in the reservoirs, streams and ponds of Jersey.