The LAW bench vice.

JAWS!   It wasn’t just Peter Benchley’s man-eating shark that we had to deal with in the seventies. There was

Easter Sale.

Here’s a nice egg for Easter. This was the best egg available in 1973. It went like this: Now you’re

Shark Attack!

The Headington Shark. This is what caught my eye one stormy night in 1989 as I drove through Headington to

Lord Longford?

No, the Paul Witcher Longford. That Longford! Paul ‘Watteau’ Witcher made three quarters of a dozen of these exquisite reels.


What have Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and Fred Arbogast’s Jitterbug got in common? The answer, of course, is they

Autumn’s Bounty.

Picnic By The River. Now is the time for grayling, pike and chub. Wrap up warm and make an early

Tinned Pike

Autumn Sale. The days are shorter, the leaves turning and any minute now, the shops will be full of turkeys.

Number Four.

Knock at the door. I’m only a part time Bingo caller. Frankly, I don’t really understand Bingo and the jargon

Odds and Quads.

Milan Bamboo Rod Show. 25th & 26th November. Be there or be square. Actually, quite a few of the rods

The Glorious 16th.

The Glorious 16th. Midnight tonight. Tick. The minute hand of the Smith’s Empire movement clock confirms that it’s now the

The Creel

The Wicker Man. It looks a bit hot in there so let’s explore some other wickerwork. Are you sitting comfortably?