Issue 3 – A Movement to Escape

‘A Movement to Escape’ 


November 28th sees the launch of the third and final tome in the Subsurface series. Our biggest, and most complete work yet, 436 pages, as diverse as ever, from the heart of the Colne Valley, to the wilds of Sweden, to the raw concrete canals of Belgium, to the mountains of Alps, and back to Yorkshire.. Still printed on the finest sustainably sourced paper stocks money can buy, still not an advert or a product plug in sight, still completely independent, and still printed with blood sweat and tears, and a whole lot of love.

Four collaboratively guest curated sections, with contributions by; Gareth Fareham – James Turner – Simon Hartop – David Meek – Derek Harrison – Mike Brown – Marcus Howarth – Jon Skold – Dave Ellyatt – Tom Betts Causebrook – Dan Kilgour – Luc De Baets – Scott Karabowicz – Matt Townend – Scott Sweetman – Rupert Torp – Matt Petit – Steve Metcalfe – Alex Kobler – Charles Wilson – Liam Richards – Mark Palmer – Jamie Smith – Rich Stewart – Jorn Serre – Oz Holness – Mark Jones – Bob Grozier – John Gard – Jake Davoile – Tony Moore – Alex Grice – Chris Price – Aaron Phillips – Jorge Fernandez – Andreas Tatzreiter – Aaron Crossman – Charlie Walker – Michiel Pilaar – Mark Hofman – Gilles Lambert – Luke Oakley – Oscar Cryan – Paul Bacon – and a host more..

Part of our overriding belief in the project has come from a belief in print; a belief in the power of images and words, carefully and lovingly aligned and immortalised in ink and bound and stitched together. When the Instagram accounts have died, and Facebook has finally combusted, hopefully we will still be sitting on your shelf, still offering a glimpse into the underbelly of carp fishing, a glimpse into the patchwork of characters and diversity of which the scene is made up; helping us to make sense of our own madness through taking a peek into that of others. Old-fashioned, or not, we believe this is the media of communication that will stand the test of time, not the throwaway digital hum of information, and we say that with no sense of tired nostalgia, and no wish to cling to the past – just the certain knowledge that the things that will stick with you, and remain in your consciousness won’t be the things you skip past on a three-inch square screen every day. That much we know for sure. This is print, for a YouTube generation.


A few words from our readership;


‘Cheers guys, SSJ is brilliant! I love what you’ve done. I was losing my mind with it all tbh. You’ve def got the fires burning again. Pukka stuff, it’s refreshing to read something with guts to it.’


‘It’s about time something like this was done, a massive big up to you all for raising the bar and setting a new tone and a new angling perspective’


‘Congratulations to the team on Subsurface. Cracking images and thought-provoking articles and no advertising fluff or bias. A real breath of fresh air. Well done and continued success to you all.’


‘I have been meaning to drop an email to you for ages, but such is the manic life I lead it seems for ever and a day to find the spare few minutes to congratulate you on an astonishing and refreshing literary piece.’


‘Just wanted to drop in and thank all involved for putting together such a passionate read. I’m not much of a reader at all really, barely even picked up a book for years, let alone finished one from cover to cover!! I didn’t put these two down until they we’re both finished. I’m so glad I came across them as they took my passion for carp and refuelled it tenfold, changed my thinking, inspired me to see a bigger picture and learn a completely new respect for the art.’ 



Pre-order here, or get yourself to the Carp Society show at Sandown on November 28th

Copies available directly from our Big Cartel from December

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