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