Sunday, March 01, 2015

Anglers Journal


Simply this: the best sporting mag since Ed Gray styarted the "real" Grays in the mid- seventies. Real writers known and unknown-- the last interview with Peter Matthiessen-- and superb graphics and art. And despite bonefish and other stars of the flats, NOT just fly fishing-- commercial fishing even (Matthiessen's interview accompanied with a cut from his Mens' Lives, on the last Long Island net fishers); surf casting, offshore fishing...

New and old stuff by Chatham and McGuane and writers you don't know yet, photos that make you gape with awe, two- page spreads of Meltzoff paintings- the real deal. Now if someone would do one on hunting. I am not holding my breath...

Subscribe here; oddly, no home page I can find yet. This should take you to a digital sample. It reminds me of days long past; below, my Dad (left) on Salt Water Sportsman in '57.

3 comments:

Breck Breckenridge said...

Stephen, I am just one of your many followers. Discovered you and your books after reading everything Dan O'Brien wrote in non-fiction, and discovered that you and he know each other! I feel I am on a "trail" of sorts. Anyway, with no other means of directly contacting you, I am resorting to this rather crude way. If you'd drop me a line at my email I'd like to ask a personal question. I am Breck and my e-address is catevala [at] hotmail [dot] com. Thanks in advance for your kindness.

JL said...

Stephen,

I agree, Anglers Journal is a great testament to fishing and all it encompasses. I particularly enjoy it as I now fish for fun but did fish commercially growing up on my cousin's swordfish boat out of Annisquam, MA in the sixties.

I found the magazine on a newsstand in Boston and subscribed from that, however, there is a subscribe tab on their Facebook page.

By the way, according to LinkedIn, Happy Birthday!

Jon Landers

Brigid said...

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