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A couple of brave pike anglers on Virginia Water, 1882.

We hope the recent inclement weather has not stopping you fishing.
If it has, you can stay indoors and click below to read
a couple of lovely seasonal stories - the first, by Francis Walbran:

A Christmas Reverie

and the second, by H. T. Sheringham:

A February Pike

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  • Hardy Lures
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Founded in 1994, the Medlar Press is the UK's leading angling publisher. Our fishing books include some of the classics of angling literature as well many superb contemporary titles. Based in the beautiful countryside of Shropshire, all Medlar books are designed, typeset and printed in the UK using high quality sustainable paper and inks. Whether you are looking for coarse, game, fly or sea fishing books, or books on barbel, pike, carp, trout, sea trout, grayling, mullet or salmon fishing, you are in the right place.

  • The Wharfe - The River of All the Goodbyes
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Royal Mail are still reporting that their dispute with some staff is set to continue, although at the moment no further strike dates have been confirmed.
We'll keep you posted . . .

Classic Angling Books

To celebrate 25 years of publishing we have updated and rebound many of our angling classics -
and most of them are now in stock. Remember - you can reserve a copy of any forthcoming
title online and we'll get back to you as soon as it's available.

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We continue to wish all our customers well and hope for a better year in 2023. Despite the dreadful state of the UK economy we are still open for business and you can make orders as usual for Medlar books. Royal Mail deliveries in the UK are currently operating intermittently (see strike dates above), and overseas postage is still subject to delay and increased charges. Further details can be found on our Ordering page.

Medlar authors include: Phil Arnott, John Aston, Elwyn Attwood, “BB”, Dame Juliana Berners, Chris Berry, Fred Buller, William Caine, Ken Callahan, W.H. Canaway, Patrick Chalmers, Eddie Chambers, Terence Clifford-Amos, Michael Charleston, Henry Coxon, Bob Dales, Mary Douglas, Donald Downs-Baird, Malcolm Dutchman-Smith, Jon Edy-Berry, John Essex, Mark Everard, Hugh Falkus, Bob Frandsen, Clive Gammon, Maurice Genevoix, H.A. Gilbert, John Goddard, Peter Gray, Malcolm Greenhalgh, James Leighton Hardy, John James Hardy, Jack Hargreaves, Keith Harwood, Warren Hastings, Cliff Hatton, Andrew Herd, John Waller Hills, A.E. Hobbs, Eric Hope, Timothy Hurrell, Maurice Ingham, Alfred Jardine, Peter Keen, John Knott, Christopher Knowles, A.E. Knox, Mike Ladle, John Langridge, Adrian Latimer, Terry Lawton, Donald MacIntosh, J.W. Martin, Chris McCully, Peter McParlin, Derek Mills, Paul Morgan, Chris Newton, Kevin Parr, Dexter Petley, Michael Pickford, Harry Plunket Greene, William Quarry, Charles Rangeley-Wilson, Arthur Ransome, Barrie Rickards, Steven Ricketts, David Rigden, Iain Robertson, Peter Rolfe, Beverley Ronalds, Stanley Salmons, Chris Sandford, Tim Scott Bolton, Colin See-Paynton, H.T. Sheringham, Simon Smith, David Stanley, Peter Stone, Francisco Suay, Gilbert Tew, Norman Thelwell, Dave Tipping, Bernard Venables, Francis Walbran, Richard Walker, Izaak Walton, Peter Wheat, Ken Whelan, Tony Whieldon, Maurice Wiggin, Mike Winter, Phil Woodhall, Chris Yates.