- Published: Tuesday, 09 October 2018 21:17
I can't remember the first time I either received an email or read Western Angler, but these two seemingly unrelated events have been absolutely pivotal to the penning of this editorial, and the journey it represents.
I was a voracious reader of fishing magazines as a kid, long before the World Wide Web was born from the brain of English scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 and changed all our lives forever.
For a few years my parents owned a newsagency and I loved poring over the eastern states publications, many of which I still have as I am a hoarder.
Most of the stories had little to do with WA, but every time there was an article with a local flavour, that was a treasure to be read over and over again, lest one piece of useful information had been missed.
By the time WAngler started life as Western Angler and Diver in 1985 my parents were out of the newsagency, so I doubt I was immediately aware of this exciting new local publication dedicated solely to WA fishing.