Previously released Group magazine "The Perchfisher" issues (from summer 2008)

The Perchfisher is the Group magazine. It is published twice a year and is only available to members. Each magazine contains some words from the editor, comments from the Group secretary, details of perch over 2lb caught by Group members, letters of introduction from new members, letters to the editor and to The Perchfishers, a photo gallery and a number of high quality articles from Group members.

The Perchfisher Issue 45

The Perchfisher Issue 45

Articles include:

  • Fred J Taylor MBE by Kevin Ball
  • Hidden Gems by Richie Mellers
  • Perch Fishing in Scotland by Russell McDonald
  • Six of the Best by Kevin Woodthorpe
  • 45 Minute Mayhem by Maurice Pledger
  • Lucky Fish by Bob Tate
  • ‘Frenzy’ Fluviatilis by Richard Chanderman
  • Northern Pot of Gold by Steve Frost
  • Big Perch on Lures by Roy Goddard
  • The Best Perch Crankbait of All? by Andy Horwood
  • The Perch Detective from Tony King
  • The Miracle by Archie Braddock
  • Jungle Perch and Predator Fishing in Thailand by Rick Humphreys

The Perchfisher Issue 46

The Perchfisher Issue 46

Articles include:

  • Perch Size – A Theory of Relativity by Kevin Woodthorpe
  • Extra-Time Best by Hugh Lamberton
  • It’s a Funny Old Game by Andy Moss
  • Blenheim ‘Bristlers’ – Days to Remember by Kim Wharton
  • A Floodwater Four by Michael Stevens
  • Pastures New by Andy Moss
  • A Sight Creaming and some Perch Thoughts by Maurice Pledger
  • The ‘Eyes’ have it by Richie Mellers
  • My Season so far by Steve Frost
  • Lake of the Black Perch by Andy Horwood
  • Three Nights in Norfolk by Kevin Woodthorpe

The Perchfisher Issue 47

The Perchfisher Issue 47

Articles include:

  • Midnight Perch by Ken Hellewell
  • A Theory for the Missed Bite by Paul Howkins
  • Lucky Friday the 13th by Hugh Lamberton
  • Commercially Sound by Michael Stevens
  • Rain, Rivers and Stuborn Perch by Richie Mellers
  • Groundbait for Perch by Kevin Ball
  • Perch in a Storm by Andy Horwood
  • The Gentel Arte of Dappynge by Tim Gilson
  • A Very Special Surprise for Bob Buteux by Tony Meers
 

The Perchfisher Issue 48

The Perchfisher Issue 48

Articles include:

  • An Obituary – Professor Barrie Rickards
  • Two Days in August by Archie Braddock
  • What a Scorcher!!! by Steve Frost
  • Eynsham Perch by Phil Lowe
  • The River Ivel, Broom by Neil Bygrave
  • Autumnal Slaughter by Andy Horwood
  • Big Perch Fishing in Lakes and Rivers by Denis Gander
  • Sticklebacks by Maurice Pledger
  • Make your own Groundbait by Archie Braddock
  • Ramblings by Tim Gilson
 

The Perchfisher Issue 49

The Perchfisher Issue 49

Articles include:

  • Red Letter Day by Steve Frost
  • Winter 2010 by Colin Lurcook
  • A Four on a Lure by Michael Stevens
  • Starting my Perching on the Kennet and Avon Canal
  • From Whiskers to Stripes by Steve Morgan
  • Last Knockings at Blenheim by Kim Wharton
  • A New Perch River by Archie Braddock
  • Commercial Prsopects and River Days by Richie Mellers
  • Tring Reservoirs by Hugh Lamberton
  • Perch Lures, Ullswater’s Perch – And Life in General by Andy Horwood
  • The Ultimate Butt Indicator by Paul Howkins

The Perchfisher Issue 50

The Perchfisher Issue 50

 

 

Articles include:

  • Measuring Specimen Perch: Is It Better than Weighing by Andy Horwood
  • A Barnsley ‘3’ by Andy Kaczmarczkk
  • Tomorrow will be Unseasonably Mild ….. by Steve Morgan
  • The River Dove – A Tough Nut! by Archie Braddock
  • Trolling for Perch with Lures by Andy Horwood
  • Luring the Perch by Roy Goddard
  • The Colour of Perch (on Lures) by Andy Horwood
  • Perch Behaviour by Gary Williams
  • Record Perch by Roger Standen
  • It’s a Learning Curve by Brian Steele
  • Manic by Maurice Pledger

The Perchfisher Issue 51

The Perchfisher Issue 51

Articles include:

  • Ufton Nervert by Kevin Woodthorpe
  • Perch on Lures by Roy Goddard
  • Memories of the River Hiz by Karl Franklin
  • In Search of Perch by Nick Heal
  • Perch from the Research by Andy Horwood

The Perchfisher Issue 52

The Perchfisher Issue 52

Articles include:

  • Perch from the Research by Andy Horwood
  • The Twins by James Aris
  • A Season on the River Ivel by Karl Franklin
  • The River Tove by Mick Stevens
  • Last Day Surprise by Colin Lurcook
  • Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Soft Baits ….. and which Lures are Best for Perch Today? by Andy Horwood

The Perchfisher Issue 53

The Perchfisher Issue 53

Articles include:

  • Probably the Best Fish you will Ever Catch
  • Article for Coarse Angling Today by John McAngus
  • Success with the Cheap-os! by Andy Horwood
  • The Good, the Bad and the Brilliant by Archie Braddock
  • Hard, Rock Hard and Wilstone by Hugh Lamberton
  • Porcupine Qills by John McAngus
  • Perch from the Research by Andy Horwood
  • Of Ponds, Pools and Perch by Tim Walden and Paul Howkins

The Perchfisher Issue 54

The Perchfisher Issue 54

Articles include:

  • Perch from the Research by Andy Horwood
  • A New Swim by Steve Morgan
  • ‘The Brook’ (and it’s Part in The Ouse Phenomenon) by Michael Stevens
  • For Big Perch ….. Lure v Baits by Roy Goddard
  • When My Gonads Hath Not a Hint og a Golden Hue! by Kim Wharton
  • Ullswater Perch; Just Pure Fun! by Andy Horwood
  • One Hundred Up by Archie Braddock

The Perchfisher Issue 55

The Perchfisher Issue 55

Articles include:

  • Drop shotting Ruined my Lure Fishing by Andy Horwood
  • Hey-Ho a Perching We Will Go! by Bob Hornegold
  • Big Headed Perch! by Andy Horwood
  • Now and Then by Glyn H Waterhouse
  • Spinning for Big Perch by Dave Steuart
  • My Search for a Four Pound Perch by Lee Taylor
  • Dick Walker and Arlesey Lake by Tony Meers

The Perchfisher Issue 56

The Perchfisher Issue 56

Articles include:

  • Maurice (Mole) Pledger by Tony Meers
  • Of Spirits and Legends by Maurice Pledger
  • Perch on the Fly by Simon Brough
  • Christmas Came Early – My Best Day’s Perch Fishing by Tom Collingridge
  • A Red Letter Day by Andy Cheetham
  • Perching in Holland by Kevin Beer
  • A Busted Yolk by Andy Kaczmarczyk
  • American Adventures and Perch Fishing versus Work by Glyn Waterhouse
  • My Love of Perch by Peter Stone
  • Autumn Splendour by Hugh Lamberton
  • Drop shotting for Perch Part II by Andy Horwood, Peter Garven and Kim Wharton
 

The Perchfisher Issue 57

The Perchfisher Issue 57

Articles include:

  • Bernard Venables by Tony Meers
  • Fishing with Mr Crabtree by Christopher Yates
  • Fly Fishing for Perch by Simon Brough
  • The Last Cast of the Season (2014/2015) by Saul Jarvis
  • A Perchfisher Down Under by Tim Walden
  • ‘Making Do’ by Bob Buteux
  • Vince’s Record Perch by Maurice Pledger
  • A Claydon Brook by Terry Lampard
  • Fishing ‘Perch Pips’ by Luke Haines

The Perchfisher Issue 58

The Perchfisher Issue 58

Articles include:

  • The Perch by Dick Walker
  • Wingham: I almost wimped out by Wyn Jones
  • Popped up Worms and Floodwater Perch by Simon Brough
  • Thames Stripeys by Chris Goodrich
  • Perch from the Hills by Scott Winstanley
  • It Started with a Perch by Kim Wharton
  • There’s A Little Stream I Know by Mick Stevens
 

The Perchfisher Issue 59

The Perchfisher Issue 59

Articles include:

  • Fishing with the Famous – John Searl by Tony Meers
  • The Angler by John Searl
  • The Artist by John Searl
  • The Bully in the Pin Striped Suit by John Searl
  • First Light at the Gates by Tim Green
  • My Dropshotting by Marcel Reith
  • Perch Thoughts through the Ages by Tony Meers
  • Return to Pike Tarn by Scott Winstanley
  • A Farmers Pond by Nick Jones
  • Titanium Traces for Perch by Andy Cheetham
 

The Perchfisher Issue 60

The Perchfisher Issue 60

Articles include:

  • Carthegena Weir by Bob Hornegold and Clive Bradley
  • A Six Pound Perch by Archie Braddock
  • The Adventures of Harry Oldfield – A Jape with Perch
  • First Encounters and Remembering ’66 by Hugh Lamberton
  • Dropshot Weight Mould by Scott Guthrie
  • Locating Fish Holding Areas in Small Rivers by Steve Richards
  • The Lost Devon Pond by Nick Jones
  • Rye House, Then and Now by Maurice Pledger
  • Reminisces of a “Newbie” Perchfisher (Part 2) by Tony Hopley
  • Is it all Luck? by Andy Horwood
 

The Perchfisher Issue 61

The Perchfisher Issue 61

Articles include:

  • The Artist by David Miller
  • Radio Perching by David Miller
  • Well I Suppose They all Count by Mick Stevens
  • It’s all Relative by Andy Cheetham
  • Fishing Diaries by Simon Brough
  • Book Reviews by Tony Meers Page
  • Perch Mayhem on a Friday Evening! by Marcel Reith
  • Peter Frost – A Tribute by Paul Howkins
  • Peter Frost – A Tribute by Hugh Lamberton
  • Peter Frost – A Tribute by Steve Richards
  • My First Four-Pounder by Peter Frost Page
  • Mid 50s to Late 60s Rod Making by Bob Hornegold
  • A Perchfisher in Alaska by Kim Wharton
  • Further Fishing, by the Old Sod by Bob Buteux
  • You Never Stop Learning by Archie Braddock
 

The Perchfisher Issue 62

The Perchfisher Issue 62

 

 

Articles include:

  • The Perchfishers Perch Project by John McAngus
  • Winter Wonderland by Hugh Lamberton
  • It’s Perching Time 2017/18 by Bob Hornegold
  • Dear Perch Fishers by Archie Braddock
  • Wild Boar, Bull Frogs and Crickets by Bill Rumford
  • River Monsters by Andy Cheetham
  • Book Reviews by Tony Meers
  • Loch Ken Event by Andy Horwood
  • Perchfishers Top 30 UK and Top 10 International Perch Lists
  • More From The Old Sod by Bob Buteux
  • FISHING WITH THE FAMOUS – David Carl Forbes by Tony Meers
 

The Perchfisher Issue 63

The Perchfisher Issue 63

Articles include:

  • Organising a Perchfishers Fish-In is Not Too Bad: Honestly! by Andy Horwood
  • A Tale of Two Sasanachs by Paul Howkins
  • Perch Fishing Remembered by Bob Rolph
  • A Tale of Two Fives! by Andy Cheetham
  • It’s a Bleeding Five!!! by Tony Hopley
  • River Soar Fish-In Update from Colin Allen
  • Something Different by ‘The Old Sod’ by Bob Buteux Page
  • Knowing Me Knowing You by Hugh Lamberton
  • Tony Pithers by Bob Hornegold
  • Catching Large Perch by Richard Walker
  • Perch Are Great Fun With a Fly Rod by Martin James Page
  • A Brace of 3lb Perch by Martin James
 
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