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
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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 48

    The Perchfisher Issue 48
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    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 51

    The Perchfisher Issue 51

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    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 54

    The Perchfisher Issue 54

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    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 57

    The Perchfisher Issue 57

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    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 46

    The Perchfisher Issue 46
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    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 49

    The Perchfisher Issue 49
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    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 52

    The Perchfisher Issue 52

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    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 55

    The Perchfisher Issue 55

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    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 58

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  • 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




  • Perchfisher Issue 47

    The Perchfisher Issue 47
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    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

  • Perchfisher Issue 50

    The Perchfisher Issue 50
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    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


  • Perchfisher Issue 53

    The Perchfisher Issue 53
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    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


  • Perchfisher Issue 56

    The Perchfisher Issue 56

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    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

  • Perchfisher Issue 59

    The Perchfisher Issue 59

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    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