My in­spi­ra­tion

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It would be an egre­gious departure from the truth to say I wasn’t a lit­tle daunted when I took over the ed­i­tor­ship of

Per­haps it was in­evitable. Over the decades this mag­a­zine has pub­lished some of the finest field­sports writ­ing of all time un­der many re­mark­able edi­tors. I never tire of dip­ping into our ar­chive at lunchtime in search of in­spi­ra­tion from ti­tans like

Yet, nine months on, things are go­ing very well. To a large de­gree, this is due to how wel­come you have all made me. Through­out the year at game fairs and out in the field, in pur­suit of every­thing from rats to sea trout, the en­thu­si­asm for the mag­a­zine that I’ve en­coun­tered from long-time read­ers has been re­ally in­spir­ing.

There is noth­ing quite as pleas­ing as a reader com­ing up to the stand at a game fair to sug­gest a story, and in a fort­night’s time pub­lish­ing that story. I might be the Ed­i­tor but this mag­a­zine is yours just as much as it is mine, read­ers and contributors alike.

Thank you very much for all the kind notes you have sent over the past few months about the im­prove­ments you have no­ticed. I’m deeply com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing to make it bet­ter and bet­ter.

Many of you have prob­a­bly just had your first day of the sea­son; I hope mem­o­ries were made.

Pa­trick Gal­braith, Ed­i­tor

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