Aside from The Independent, Annalisa Barbieri writes for the Economist's Intelligent Life magazine, and the New Statesman. A former contributing editor of the Independent on Sunday and fishing correspondent of the Independent, she is also patron of Rights of Women
14 June 2003 12:00 AM
It was one of those impromptu afternoons we can only dream about in the centre of London; a couple of hours to kill and fishing a 10 minute drive away.
17 May 2003 12:00 AM
22 March 2003 12:00 AM
08 March 2003 12:00 AM
22 February 2003 12:00 AM
I am just returned from southern Italy where, regularly, the temperatures were minus seven. This was just the temperature on my aunt's balcony, inside it wasn't much warmer. My aunt lives like a throwback to the Spartan regime. There was no heating at all between the hours of 9am and 4pm and, for two days, no heating whatsoever due to some boiler upset. Because Italian houses aren't built for the winter, with their freezing cold tiled floors, I regularly went outside to get warm.
30 November 2002 12:00 AM
It's taken me years to pluck up the courage for this subject but pluck I must. Toilet matters and fishing: not the easiest of combinations.
02 November 2002 12:00 AM
"What about that one then?" said I, pointing to a fly whose name I wasn't sure of. "No, that one won't work," said one of my two companions, as they carried on 'rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarbing' about tactics. "I might try me a dry fly," I said. They both looked up, as if I had chosen that moment to ask if either fancied a lap dance. A small stare of derision: "There's nothing rising." And eyes down again to chat about what to put on. In the meantime, I put my little fly on and started to fish. Splash. A fish. "Was that a fish?" asked one. "Yes," I replied. "And he rose to the dry?" I nodded. I waited. But there was no fanfare of how clever my tactics were.
08 September 2001 12:00 AM
05 May 2000 12:00 AM
Years ago if someone had told me that one day two grown men, one woman and a child would have to drag me away from pressing my nose up against thick glass and staring obsessively at the murky water beyond - in the hope of seeing a fish streak pass - I would have snorted.
22 April 2000 12:00 AM
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