Welcome to PurePiscator.com

Pure Piscator was produced between the years 2006-2009, from the efforts of a rag-tag group of normal, everyday anglers, referred to collectivily as 'The Work Party'. Saltwater or Fresh, Coarse, Game or Sea, traditional or modern, here it mattered not, the idea simply to create a varied collection of articles and writings from across the angling world.

Hopefully this site has reflected all that is positive about the pastime of angling, reminded us of its purer virtues and that a little bankside etiquette still has its place. At the same time, the aim of this site was to be a little different, somewhat entertaining and, most importantly, a welcoming place - an online piscatorial refuge if you like.  So whilst that rod can't be in your hand, delve within, relax, look back and hopefully enjoy.

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Moments - The Diary of a Lake - Part 17 - by Mike
View Moments - The Diary of a Lake - Part 17"I don’t even know what happened. My foot never set foot on, or even touched the top of the joist, I missed it completely. I just dropped like a stone, straight through the bloody ceiling. All I can remember is looking down & seeing the plaster boards falling & smashing on the concrete floor. I landed on my right cheek of my backside, which broke the fall, then plopped through..." More wonderful lake tales from Mike

Today's Quote

I continually read of men who said they would be just as happy not catching trout as catching them. To me, that even then sounded pious nonsense, and rather more of an excuse than a statement of fact. No, I want to catch them, and every time I slip on my waders and put up a fly, it is with this in mind.

- Brian Clarke - The Pursuit of the Stillwater Trout 1975

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