Certainly a gift I’ve welcomed on many an occasion myself – here we take a look at the fishing magazine subscriptions available online in time for Christmas.
Generally there are three different types of angling publication. There are weekly publications like the Angling Times that concentrate on all areas of angling, reporting on the latest news and reviews – often as they happen; then there are many magazines that concentrate on a particular type of fishing, for example sea fishing or coarse fishing; and then finally there a few monthly mags that specialise in niche areas of a certain angling type, for example Boat Fishing Monthly is a specialist magazine in the Sea category.
My advice to you would be the following. If the recipient is new to the sport, of average ability, or learning, I would recommend one of the monthly magazines that concentrate on the type of angling they participate in – these normally give good general information and tips, etc, without being too advanced. If the recipient is an experienced angler I would recommend looking at any of the specialist magazines available for their fishing type, as these often have advanced tips and topics of content. The angling news papers are suitable for all anglers.
To help you identify which is best suited to your friend or loved one we’ve broken them down into the different areas of the sport:
Coarse Fishing Magazine Subscription [also Match Fishing Magazine Subscriptions]
|Improve your Coarse Fishing||Improve Your Coarse Fishing magazine is Britain’s best selling fishing monthly. The magazine is dedicated to helping anglers put more fish in their net. Detailing the latest tactics from the nation’s top coarse fishing anglers, Improve Your Coarse Fishing arms you with the vital information you need to get the most from your sport.||8% Off||from £40.20||More Info|
|Total Coarse Fishing||For those anglers that want to catch quality fish from great venues and keep their fishing varied. With great information about all the modern techniques and getting the most from your bait. Launched in 2006, TCF inspires anglers and shows you how to catch more quality fish. TCF is the also mag you can trust to give honest tackle reviews.||N/A||from £52.48||More Info|
|Match Fishing||Match Fishing magazine was launched in 1986, and since then has consistently gained a reputation among competitive anglers as THE magazine to learn from. All aspects of competition coarse fishing are covered, with in-depth features and stories from commercial fisheries and natural waters so, no matter what your preference or level of ability, there is something for everyone to enjoy.||N/A||from £54.07||More Info|
|Advanced Pole Fishing||Launched in 1995, APF has become the premier read for the angler who wants to learn more about pole fishing and the tackle used. With a team that is 100 per cent dedicated to showing you the best pole fishing tactics in an easy-to-read format, you’re sure to have that red-letter day in the bag with our top advice.||N/A||from £34.20||More Info|
|John Wilson’s 501 Fishing Tips – Coarse Edition||Bestselling fishing author and broadcaster John Wilson brings you a fine collection of his essential hints and tips for the perfect catch, gathered over the last 60 years. This fantastic bookazine is packed with tips on freshwater fishing, tackle, baits and much more.||N/A||£5.99
Carp Fishing Magazine Subscription
|Advanced Carp Fishing||Advanced Carp Fishing is aimed at the aspirational carper. If you’ve caught your first twenty, or if you simply want to catch much bigger fish, this is the magazine for you. It’s packed full of easy-reading features, eye-pleasing photos and loads of top tips from the best carp anglers in the UK.||N/A||from £61.08||More Info|
Fly Fishing Magazine Subscription
|Trout & Salmon||Trout and Salmon magazine has been the voice of Game-Fishing since 1955. Every month the finest contributors in the sport deliver informative, inspirational and entertaining writing, offering sound advice on locations, tackle and tactics enhanced by beautiful photography. Trout and Salmon’s Fishing Reports are a record of the state of Britain and Ireland’s major game fisheries and have become an important archive for all fly-fishers.||4% Off||from £39.00||More Info|
|Trout Fisherman||Trout Fisherman magazine will fulfil all your tackle, advice and where-to-fish needs. If you’re into still-water fly fishing, it’s a must read, comprehensively covering techniques to catch even more fish, with detailed, informative and friendly advice from fly fishing experts.||13% Off||from £37.50||More Info|
|Fly Fishing & Fly Tying||Stay ahead of your game with this magazine for the progressive game angler and fly tyer. Featuring the latest tactics, flies, tackle and fly-tying techniques for trout, salmon, sea trout, grayling, coarse fish and saltwater species.||3% Off||from £36.00||More Info|
Sea Fishing Magazine Subscription
|Sea Angler||Sea Angler is the UK’s leading magazine for sea fishing news, tackle, tactics and marks to fish. Whether you’re in to beach or boat fishing Sea Angler provides regular fishing news, stories, tackle tests, where to fish guides, and tips from the experts. Sea Angler magazine gives you everything you need to catch fish!||17% Off||from £36.20||More Info|
|Boat Fishing Monthly||Boat Fishing Monthly is a specialist magazine for sea anglers who fish from dinghies, private boats and charter boats. The magazine contains pictures and news of fish catches, feature articles by top writers on fishing trips at home and abroad, instructional articles, competitions and organises the National Boat League.||9% Off||from £35.00||More Info|
|Total Sea Fishing||Total Sea Fishing provides sea anglers with all the hottest news and gossip, along with expert advice from the best sea anglers in the business. You’ll find no-holds barred reviews on the latest tackle, detailed step-by-step features on how to catch the fish you seek, plus several pages dedicated to catch reports.||N/A||from £51.26||More Info|
|Bluewater Boats & Sportsfishing||BlueWater magazine is dedicated to bringing you the essential cutting-edge wisdom on offshore gamefishing, the boats and equipment. Featuring stunning photography blended with exciting features from the world’s leaders of the sport. Note: BlueWater is a foreign publication and prices are likely to fluctuate with currency changes.||N/A||from AUD174.95||More Info|
General Fishing Magazine Subscription [contains content on all types of fishing]
|Angling Times||This publication is Weekly. The Angling Times is ideal for you if you’re a coarse, match or carp angler desperate for the hottest new ideas and venues that’ll help you catch more fish. The Angling Times is loaded with tips, tactics and hints from the sport’s biggest stars including world champions Bob Nudd, Alan Scotthorne, and Tommy Pickering; plus TV’s Matt Hayes, Martin Bowler, Des Taylor, Keith Arthur and Will Raison!||37% Off||from £29.50||More Info|
|Anglers Mail||This publication is Weekly. Angler’s Mail serves the leisure angler whose pleasure is coarse fishing. Includes news coverage on the biggest fish caught – and where to catch them – along with match fishing results, instruction features, reviews of the very latest tackle and the best advice for the Carp hunter. Improve your fishing skills and be entertained with Angler’s Mail.||26% Off||from £16.99||More Info|