Editor – John Bailey

John Bailey is a well-known fishing author, guide, and broadcaster, having written over 50 books on all aspects of fishing and travel, plus many thousands of columns and features. His TV credits include the now legendary film, ‘Casting for Gold’ and the ‘Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr Crabtree’, and more recently the highly successful BBC2 series ‘Gone Fishing with Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer, as the fishing consultant for the show. John joined the Thomas Turner team in 2020, writing content and features for the Fish & Fly group of websites, and is the Editor of Fish & Fly, the online magazine of Thomas Turner.

In the 2000s John worked for Hardy and Greys as part of their creative team, with responsibility for their brochures, adverts, lifestyle photography, and tackle development. He has extensive knowledge of the history of fishing tackle and we are delighted to have him on board!