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Richard Walker letter to Charles Kirkham 1965 - Barbel at Stony Stratford
Richard Walker encourages Barbel fishing at Stony Stratford
Richard Walker letter to Donald Stone 1953 - Photographic technique
Richard Walker writes about photographic equipment and technique for carp fishing in 1953
Richard Walker letter to Donald Stone 1953 - Photography
Richard walker writes to Donald stone about the need for good photographic equipment.
Richard Walker letter to K V Wilson 30th November 1966 - Flies imitating fish
Richard Walker writes about flies that don't imitate fish well enough for slow retrieve
Richard Walker letter to T V Wilson 13th December 1966 - Polystickle flies
Richard Walker sends a few flies to T V Wilson and also a sketch on making Polystickle flies
Richard Walker letter to the Carp Anglers' Association 10th December 1979 - Interview questions
Walker responds to a series of questions to form the basis of an interview
Richard Walker's hand made reel
These are pictures of the reel Richard Walker made and gave to Jack Thorndike
Robert Pashley on modern nylon line
We take it for granted now but it is interesting to read about Robert Pashley's 'The Wye Wizard' experience in the 1940's
Robert Pashley's notes on the salmon kype
This transcript of a note by Pashley 'The Wye Wizard' discusses what happens to the kype on the male salmon in reply to articles published in 1946. (For current thinking, read 'Seasonal changes in the lower jaw skeleton in male atlantic salmon: remodelling and regression of the kype after spawning' by P Eckhard Witten and Brian K Hall
Robert Pashley's Wye salmon catch returns
Robert Pashley, 'The Wye Wizard' caught an unimaginable quantity of salmon in the 1940's, read this and be amazed.
Thames Water Authority - fishery byelaws
These are the famous Thames byelaws including the go'er sizes for fish that counted in matches. Undated, it was probably produced in the mid 1970's
Waiting for salmon by Robert Pashley
This note is the basis of correspondence between Robert Pashley (the Wye Wizard) and R B Marston about Mr La Branche's visit to the UK and his choice of tackle.
White Sea Bream record certificate
This certificate is for the record White Sea Bream of 1 lb 7 ox 4 dr caught by Simon Gavey off Jersey
Wye Board of Conservators Netting Problem - 1937
Even in 1937 there were concerns about the number of salmon in the River Wye
Wye Fisheries Provisional Order 1908
This Parliamentary Bill sets out the Definition of the Fishery District and the Constitution of the Board of Conservators. (slow download as there are 16 pages)
Wye Fishery Assessments based on the average salmon catches 1954-1962
Fascinating information beat by beat down the River Wye of the assessments (in pounds, shillings and pence) of the fisheries and shows the best fishery and the optimum season for each beat.
Yates - Golden Scale Club letter about Redmire
Chris Yates describes the atmosphere of Redmire and its location on a Golden Scale Club letter heading.
Yates/Hutchinson postcard telling of the record carp 'The Bishop'
This famous postcard sent by Chris Yates to Rod Huchinson, telling him of the capture of a new record carp from Redmire Pool, known as 'The Bishop'.
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