We all have individuals we look up to and respect as fellow anglers, those that give us inspiration in our pastime. There are also many who deserve recognition for the contributions to angling be it locally or on a larger scale. Hopefully this section will grow to include interviews from the everyday angler, angling legend and anyone else with an interesting word or two to say.

A-Z of Interviews
John Andrews

Mike catches up with contemporary angling writer and vintage tackle dealer, John Andrews.
"...It turned out I needn’t have done any preparation at all. His natural energy expressing his views on matters just kept rolling along, all I had to do was listen, then hold in my head until later. So, it turned out as a long chat over a couple of pints & a curry; perfect"

Interviewed by Mike on 03/12/2007

Jon Berry

Jason catches up with his friend, well known angling writer and Golden Scale Club member, Jon Berry.

Interviewed by Jason on 09/12/2008

Paul Cook - The Art of Angling

A man of many talents, father, angler, artist, rod restorer, illustrator the list goes on and on (though he never played drums for the Sex Pistols that was another Paul Cook). Paul now combines many of his art and craft skills and his love of angling in his 'Art of Angling' work. Paul kindly agreed to an interview for Pure Piscator.

Interviewed by John on 23/12/2006

John Drewett

The name John Drewett is widely recognized in vintage fishing tackle circles, most notably as an authority on early Hardy Brothers reels and the history of the company. Fellow Hardy fan Malcolm catches up with John and asks him a few questions.

Interviewed by Malcolm on 12/12/2007

Dr Mike Ladle

John interviews long time advocate of lure and saltwater fly fishing, all round angler and author Mike Ladle. "Mike is an angler I have looked up to for sometime now, I came accross his website a few years back and through kind correspondence, and his books, learnt a lot from him regarding UK Bass fishing..."

Interviewed by John on 10/12/2006

Robin West

A chance encounter leads to a great conversation with all-round angler and angling writer, Robin West.

Interviewed by John on 22/07/2008

Recent Interviews

Jon Berry added on 09/12/2008

Robin West added on 22/07/2008

John Drewett added on 12/12/2007

John Andrews added on 03/12/2007

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