Issue No. 1 June 16th 2021
Welcome to the Piscatorial Raconteurs & Friends - 'being the quiet observations of Gentlemen Anglers'
Within these pages you will find peace and warm reflection in what we believe is a quiet backwater. Here one can while away time sitting comfortably in a familiar armchair accompanied by a favoured tipple'... continue reading
The Month Of June -
In Northumberland folk fish with a whittled ladle for a wedding-ring that has been dropped into a bowl of syllabub - whoever the fortunate angler may be they can be sure as there are Gudgeons in the river, they will be married first.
This Months Contemplations -
A June Miscellany - Darjeeling, Sneezewort & Pallenpool - June’s Guest Contributor Tim Walters And His Quest For Filming Sussex Brook Lamprey - Plus Our Regular Raconteurs Articles - This Month Featuring RBTraditional, Sussex Micky, Martin James, Dipper & Old Man River.
A June Miscellany
I hesitate, fly line coiled at my feet, ready for the cast. It is beautiful. The pool is beautiful. hauntingly so. The picture is perfect, so vibrant yet in the same measure so subtle...
Darjeeling On When Not To Fish... continue reading
A Mistle Thrush entwines her song around my thoughts, she is singing to me from the bough of a Beech tree, such a song has she.
Pallenpool & The Thrushes Song... continue reading
It is nearly 3pm. The mid December sun is dropping low to the western horizon, casting long shadows across the meadow. The fishing is uneventful - typical of an impulsive midwinter foray...
Sneezewort Searches For Tyto... continue reading
June's Guest - Tim Walters & the quest for filming Brook Lamprey in Sussex.
The Brook Lampreys spawned early this year and although it is widely acknowledged that this occurs when the water temperature is at 10 degrees C, I observed these Lamprey at 8 degrees... read & watch
Sussex Micky Recalls His Memoirs & Published Archives Concerning The River Brede’s Fish Stocks & The Brede Valley Bird Population - this entry is part 1.
Martin James MBE Makes An Enquiry Or Two Into the Unknown On A 17C Estate Lake.