Annalisa Barbieri

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

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Fishing: Easy times as Mayfly find groove

THE MAYFLY season is upon us. This is a hallowed time of year for fly fishermen, some have been waiting for it with a frenzy bordering on the rabid. It is also known as "Duffer's Fortnight" because the trout go into a feeding frenzy for about two weeks, gorging themselves on big fat Mayfly and throwing caution to the wind, and are therefore pretty easy to catch. On the Test last weekend, 52 trout were caught between 10 fishermen.

Interiors: Catches worth landing

Anissa El Helou has spent the past 20 years amassing an eclectic collection of furniture, paintings and antiques. But, she tells Annalisa Barbieri, she can no longer stand the clutter, and next week all of it is being sold

Fishing: The harsh lessons of a no-bite day

Annalisa Barbieri on fishing

Real work: See you in six months

A sabbatical needn't be a pipe dream. Annalisa Barbieri on why time off is good for you - and your company

Fishing: Flat, rippled or dry fly - all in my ideal book at bedtime

APOLOGIES FOR my absence last week, I was just so busy reading all the letters my last column illicited. Special name-in-lights mention must go to R Brockbank in Cumbria, who seemed to think me saying that it is usually men that pose for pictures holding fat bellied fish constituted feminism. Mr Brockbank! That wasn't feminism, it was a sentence. What is the world coming to if one can't make a generalisation?

`I want to be alone'

A new love is no way to mend a broken heart, says ANNALISA BARBIERI - you need time by yourself

Fishing: Thud, thud beat is parr for course

Annalisa Barbieri on fishing

Your reel life starts here

Annalisa Barbieri straps on her waders to learn the art of fly fishing. J R Hartley eat your heart out...

Fishing: From cradle to the table

Annalisa Barbieri on fishing

Mind your pees and qs

Posh Spice and David Beckham are thinking of installing 'his' and 'hers' loos in their bathroom. Has privacy finally gone down the pan? wonders
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