Issue 2

‘This Scene Isn’t Dead’


Dec ’14 sees the eagerly awaited follow up to the incredibly well received Subsurface Journal. Continuing with the same ethos and set of values that made Issue 1 such a success, and still focussed entirely on the highest quality design, production values, photography and incisive written content, Issue 2 brings new writers, new styles and new approaches to the evolving format.


Still proudly 100% independent, and still a ‘not for profit’ project, we can afford to focus purely on producing the highest quality publication possible, with no ulterior motive or agenda. Issue 2 has increased to 416 pages, and is printed on the finest sustainably sourced, environmentally friendly paper stocks and once again takes a bold step forward in both design and concept.


Content is as diverse as ever with stories from the likes of Luc De Baets’s pioneering journeys on the River Seine and Yonne in the early 90’s, to Jon Skold’s anecdotal piece about enduring the ravages of a Scandinavian winter, through to Matt Beddows angling in amongst the tangled iron work ruins of a Midlands quarry. Content is from as far afield as France, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden, right through to pieces from the heart of the UK scenes in the Colne Valley, all the way up to the northern scene in Cheshire.


Major interviews with Oz Holness talk about the realities of balancing working as a fireman with fishing some of the hardest waters in the UK, to underground anglers Dan Kilgour and Rob Gillespie talking about life on the circuit and in the undergrowth off the beaten track; rock climbing, burning out, raking spots with cars, and keeping the spirit alive for all the right reasons predominate. Once again we have strayed from any ‘big name’ anglers to ensure Subsurface remains unique and offers something different to anything else on the shelves.


Issue 2 also sees the introduction of a major new element in the form of the ‘Guest Editor’, and this issue we are proud to welcome Simon Hartop to the fold, with 100 pages of lovingly compiled and written pieces exploring the gritty realities of working class life in the Midlands and the search for beautiful carp to angle for, as well as the lifelong friendships that have followed as a result.


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Issue: 2 Piscators: Oz Holness, Gareth Fareham, Rob Gillespie, Luc De Baets, Jon Skold, Simon Hartop and friends, Alfie Russell, Benji Brettle, Dan Kilgour, James Turner, Casper Michaelsen, Locations: England, France, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden