Back to Business - The Fisherman

Back to Business

This week’s issue marks the annual return to the weekly print schedule, which begins in April and runs right on through November (the primary open-water fishing season here in Southern New England). With this return you’ll start receiving a print magazine each and every week that is jam-packed with the week’s fishing reports as well as a rotating schedule of columns covering topics with Freshwater, Surf, Offshore, Inshore themes as well as the popular “Profiles in Angling” column, which we began last season. We will also have photo spotlights as well as tackle tips each month.

And also with the return to the weekly printings, you’ll begin to see local anglers and Fisherman subscribers (and sometimes their family as is the case this week) adorning the cover. To that end, I am putting out the annual call for fishing photos. While I’d prefer them to be recent pictures of fish caught this season, I can make an exception for some of last season’s exceptional catches, too. Either way, you need to email them to me at [email protected]. Be sure to include a brief description of the catch including the angler’s name, species of fish, general location where the fish was landed and any other pertinent details you would like to share. Please do your best to be mindful of the scene as well as the condition of the fish and be sure to shoot in a vertical format. As always, special consideration will be given to action shots, photos including happy smiling children and scenes that convey the overall enjoyment of fishing.

Email me the original, unedited version of the image. PLEASE do not go ahead and edit the image yourself, add graphics or anything else that you think might make the image better; leave that to the professionals! Also, please do not mail hard copies of images as they must then be scanned and they lose much of their clarity. Along those same lines, do not print an image and then take a picture of the printed image to then email it to me (This happens more often than you’d believe!)

So regardless of whether you are a bait fisherman, fly guy (or gal), a fanatical purist or just a fun-seeking fair-weather angler, that next catch just might land your smiling face on the cover of an upcoming copy of The Fisherman Magazine. Good luck!

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