The Hobbets: Part 1

15 May 2016 // On Water

Yalda Davis explores the history of the reservoir she has known all her life, as well as the transformative effects of swimming in it Today the first leaves and twigs are on the water, from the wind in the night. I’m used to swimming with only the odd feather floating on the surface, and the […]

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Floating Points

10 May 2016 // Books //On Water

Adrift: A Secret Life of London’s Waterways by Helen Babbs (Icon Books, 304 pages, hardback. Out now.) Review by Ben McCormick It is always deeply satisfying when your lack-of-evidence-based assertions are given credence by the first-hand accounts of those who know exactly what they’re talking about. So within the first few paragraphs of Adrift, journalist […]

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How to Read Water: an extract

27 April 2016 // Books //On Water

An extract from Chapter 5 of How to Read Water, published by Sceptre and out now. Available here in the Caught by the River shop, priced at £15.00. Words: Tristan Gooley ‘Are you OK?’ the short parking attendant asked from above her machine, which was more kindness than this species had shown to me in […]

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Subdividing: A Tale of Two Rivers

16 April 2016 // On Water //Travel

Words and pictures: Liz Evans Last month the neighbouring farmer told us he was going to sell off his paddock. He plans to carve up the big swathe of field next door into little residential plots so tree-changers can fund his retirement. Soon, 28 acres of riverside pasture, some of which hugs my garden, will […]

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The Book That Changed Me

17 March 2016 // Books //Fishing //On Water

Alec Connon discusses what inspired him to write about the plight of our marine life in his first novel, ‘The Activist’, out tomorrow via Ringwood Publishing. It was reading Peter Heller’s Whale Warriors that I came across the following paragraph: “The World Wildlife Fund recently announced that the world’s fish stocks are on the verge […]

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