Medlar Press New Book Information
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New Spring / Summer Publications
Medlar is pleased to announce the first batch of new titles for 2016, all to be published during the next few months. We hope there's something for everyone here.

There are two books about floats - one is the new edition of Keith Harwood's comprehensive book on the history of the float (we know a lot of people have been waiting for this); and the other is About Floats, an intriguing little book that brings together snippets of information and letters about floats and float making from all over the country at the turn of the last century - all written in response to the Fishing Gazette Editor's request for information.

There are two other brand new books, firmly set in modern times: Fishing for Ghosts - Successful Mullet Angling  by Mike Ladle and David Rigden, which will tell you everything you need to know about the elusive and mysterious grey mullet and how to catch them in British waters; and Sticklebacks to Skate by David Tipping, in which this dedicated species angler shares his fifty years of experience of chasing rare and unusual fish in the UK and catching everything from the stickleback and blenny to big fat carp and skate (covering over 80 species in all).

We are also publishing a few great new editions of some angling classics: the famous Thames book At the Tail of the Weir by Patrick Chalmers, many anglers' all-time favourite book A Summer on the Test by John Waller Hills, the rare and difficult to get hold of Grayling and How to Catch Them by Francis Walbran, and Pike & Perch by Alfred Jardine. As usual, these new editions will all be re-set and re-designed to meet Medlar's high standards of production and design, and will contain enhanced illustrations and photographs.

Autumn/Winter Titles
Later in the year there will be some more great angling books to look forward to and further news of the much anticipated three-volume edition on William Blacker. (This will be a limited edition so please let us know if you are interested.) Back on the species-hunting theme, John Langridge's new book Nine Iberian Barbel sees the author in search of nine different species of barbel in Spain - a must for any barbel angler. Other forthcoming titles (details will be available soon) include Pete McParlin's new book When the Float Comes In which covers a complete fishing year - after everything from codling to sea trout to pollack, brown trout to chub, grayling to barbel, and rainbows to pike - on the rivers and off the coast of the North East of England; and a fascinating new book about John Buchan the fisherman (yes, that one - the author of The Thirty-Nine Steps), researched and written by Keith Harwood.

1926 - 2016

We are sad to bring you the news that Medlar author and one of the all-time angling greats Fred Buller died in February. Fred was a highly respected angling writer and historian and was thought by many to be one of the founders of modern pike fishing. He was certainly one of that well known group of anglers (including Falkus, Walker and Venables) whose writing and research has influenced so much of our fishing today and inspired many a young angler. In recognition of this he was awarded an MBE for his services to angling in the 2010 New Years Honours List. For more information about Fred please visit the Medlar Press author page.
There are a few places left on our

Waterlog Midsummer Madness Weekend
June 30th - July 3rd
If you are looking for tuition or competitive angling then this is probably not the weekend for you - but if you are a Waterlog reader, love the idea of spending a weekend by a beautiful river with the possibility of catching a chub or a barbel, and don't take fishing, life or yourself too seriously, then you might enjoy this. Our September weekend is fully booked but there are a few places left for the summer one.
Fish & Fishermen
Was £25 -  now £20
Great Pike Stories
Was £16 -  now £12
And here are some special offers just for the month of April - fabulous books that we've loved ourselves, including three by the great man himself, Fred Buller.

Some of it Was Fun
Was £15 - Now £12
More Mammoth Pike
Was £25 -  now £20
A Plank Bridge By A Pool
Was £20 -  now £15

Waterlog 94
(shown left)
is the current issue - the Spring 2016 Edition will be out in early April. If you haven't yet discovered Waterlog, why not consider a subscription? It's a quality quarterly that focuses on the parts of angling other magazines just don't reach. Beautifully produced, it contains what is undoubtedly some of the best angling writing from both established and new writers. Sample pages and subscription details are on the website. Subscriptions run from the next issue to be published. 
Medlar delivery and postage:

We normally aim to despatch all books within two working days of order. Once the package leaves our mailing house it's in the hands of Royal Mail.
How to Order:

You may know exactly what title you are looking for when you arrive on our home page but just in case you need some inspiration we've sub-divided our list of well over 100 fishing titles into categories. See them clearly displayed how you want on our website:

Species-Specific - 
Out of stock titles:

Some of our titles are currently out of stock, awaiting new editions or not yet published. If you would like to express an interest in one of these titles, please reserve them by sending an email naming the title of the book to We will then contact you on publication and if a title is limited we will ensure that a copy is held for you.

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