Re: AR the angler

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Posted by Alan Hakim on September 03, 2016 at 06:35:16 user awhakim.

In Reply to: AR the angler posted by Tiss Flower on September 03, 2016 at 03:21:44:

I'm not sure that AR enthusiasts are on the whole very keen on the fishing articles. Certainly there was a sharp drop (20%) in the number of subscriptions for Fair Cops compared with AR's Foreign Legion the previous year. On the other hand, fishers with a sense of history greatly revere AR's memory.
The first AR fishing collection was Rod and Line (1929). AR on Fishing (1994) was an anthology put together by Jeremy Swift, who spoke at the TARS Literary Weekend in 1993. In Fair Cops we tried to collect all the articles together that hadn't been reprinted in the earlier books. You will find a complete list in pp.398-405 and if you want to have the full set of articles, you will have to look for a copy of R&L.
As an ardent non-fisherman myself, what I find surprising is that almost all his articles are good reading even for an outsider. The only articles I found really dull were the annual statistical round-up. I often wish that more enthusiasts were prepared to take the risk of reading him on fishing.

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