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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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Making and renovating landing net handles - by Dave
View Making and renovating landing net handles"Landing net handles are not high on the list of self-builds and repairs; after all there is a much greater “showing off” factor when one produces a clutch of hand crafted quill floats, a dozen nymph imitations or a meticulously constructed cane rod. Nonetheless, after the hook, line and rod have done their bit it is the landing net that gets the specimen fish safely onto the bank..." - more 'Angling on a budget' from Dave

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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