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Georgina Ballantine and Her Record 64lb Salmon Georgina Ballantine and Her Record 64lb SalmonWe have been donated a copy of a 4 page letter handwritten by Miss Georgine Ballantine, captor of the record British Salmon of 64lbRead more...

Geery Savage; The Cornish Years With Chris Bannister Gerry Savage; The Cornish Years With Chris BannisterA chance encounter at a carp lake lead to Chris Bannister and Gerry Savage forming a partnership which produced some of the best carp fishing results in Cornwall.
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Recollection V with Dave Steuart and Bob Church Recollections V with Dave Steuart and Bob ChurchThe fifth instalment of the Recollections' series features two angling greats; Bob Church and Dave Steuart. Both great all-rounders, Bob is best known as a world champion fly fisherman and Dave for countless magazine articles and writing one of the first carp books. The interviewer is Pete Reading, the famous barbel angler. A great gathering of angling intellectuals.Read more...

Pashley's correspondence about the Wye Pashley's correspondence about the WyeFollowing the purchase of letters at auction, River Reads has donated scans of the letters of R Pashley, often referred to as the Wye Wizard for his phenomenal catches of salmon. You won't believe the quantities so read on.
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Nightwalk Booksigning raises over £1k Nightwalk Booksigning raises over £1kChris Yates draws people from all over the country to his Nightwalk booklaunch which raises over £1K for Angling Heritage.
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River Wye Exhibition - Hereford Museum River Wye Exhibition - Hereford MuseumHereford Museum is running an exhibition on the River Wye following the return of Major Booth's 37lb pike. Angling Heritage is happy to be involved in supporting this fascinating project. Read on for more details.
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Blind Fishing Blind FishingWhilst most of us worry about which fly to use, Col. Sir Michael Ansell decided to take up fishing after losing his sight in WWII - and became an accomplished salmon angler.Read more...

Churchill ephemera arrives unexpectedly Churchill ephemera arrives unexpectedlyWinston Churchill's rods arrive unexpectedly at River Reads, as well as some interesting old glass photographic plates.

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River Monsters Book Signing River Monsters Book SigningWe were delighted that, on 3rd December 2011 Jeremy Wade, supported by River Reads bookshop, organised a book signing at the shop. £1 from every signature was donated to Angling Heritage together with proceeds from a screening of an episode of River Monsters at the Plough Arts Centre in Torrington.Read more...

Rods on Display Rods on DisplayAngling Heritage have been loaned or donated some highly historical rods. As the Torrington Museum is now in transit from the Town Hall (due to dry rot) to its new base, we decided to make a display of the rods available for all to see in River Reads bookshop in Torrington, Devon. No purchase is required, just go and have a look, and enjoy seeing the display together with a host of other ephemera.Read more...

The Making of a Catalogue The Making of a CatalogueWe have been fortunate to be contacted by Stephen Morris, a Graphic Designer who worked with the tackle trade for many years. He wondered if we would be interested in the range of catalogues that his agency had been heavily involved in producing, together with a selection of 'mock ups' for early catalogues.

River Reads purchased the items which proved to be a fascinating part of angling history, so we asked Steven if he would be kind enough to write a short article on his career for our Angling Heritage website.
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Pioneers of Winter Carp Fishing Pioneers of Winter Carp FishingWhilst most people remember Walker, Taylor and the Carp Catchers Club, few know of the next generation who built on the foundations to make carp fishing what it is today. Men such as Gerry Savage and Fred Wilton who pioneered winter carp fishing.Read more...

Record Greater Amberjack Record Greater AmberjackThe amberjack caught off Lundy in 2009 is ratified as a British Record fish. Read the original story and updateRead more...

Des Taylor become a Trustee Des Taylor becomes a TrusteeIt is with great pleasure that we can announce that Des Taylor, one of the modern angling icons has agreed to become a Trustee of Angling Heritage UK.Read more...

Gerry Savage Ephemera Gerry Savage EphemeraAngling Heritage have received Gerry Savage ephemera from his familyRead more...

Captain Tommy Edwards Captain Tommy EdwardsBarrie Welham, former casting champion, Director of KP Morritt's (Intrepid), MD of Garcia Mitchell, Leeda and now Ambassador for Orvis visited River Reads recently and we had a chance to talk about his mentor; Captain Tommy Edwards, one of anglings' greatest characters.Read more...

Life and Death of 'Our Unity' Life and Death of 'Our Unity'The iconic fishing boat 'Our Unity' has been scrapped. Read about its history and sad demise.Read more...

Fred Buller's Investiture Fred Buller's InvestitureIn the January New Year's Honours' List, Frederick Buller received an MBE for services to angling literature. His investiture was arranged for May and we were honoured to be invited.Read more...

Walker on Desert Island Discs Walker on Desert Island DiscsRichard Walker was the only guest on the long running radio show to be invited due of his angling prowess
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Walker in the Media Richard Walker in the MediaRichard Walker was THE angling figure of the 20th Century. This article highlights his media appearances.Read more...

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