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TTW publisher closes fishing magazine and makes two editors redundant

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DHP, owner of trade journal, Tackle Trade World, has closed Pole Fishing and made two editors redundant.

The publisher of trade journal Tackle Trade World has closed another of its consumer fishing titles and made two editors redundant.

David Hall Publishing (DHP), owned by UK-based My Time Media, has closed Pole Fishing magazine, which was launched in 1995, and dispensed with the services of its Editor of five months, Alex Clements. The title will be amalgamated with one of the group’s two remaining consumer fishing titles, Match Fishing. The other survivor is Total Carp.

In another move, Match Fishing Editor Daniel Webb, who had been in the post for a year, has also been made redundant. A new Editor for the title has yet to be named.

The latest moves leave the publisher with just three fishing titles. In its heyday DHP owned Total Carp, Advanced Carp Fishing, Match Fishing, Total Sea Fishing, Total Fly Fisher, Total Coarse Fishing and Pole Fishing consumer magazines and trade titles Tackle Trade World and Tackle & Guns.

In a post on his Facebook page, Clements said: “While the difficult decisions that have to be made by the company are frustrating, it has been totally taken out of their hands due to the current pandemic. I was thoroughly enjoying the job and had come up with ideas to take the magazine into the digital page.”

Webb wrote on his Facebook page: “The last 12 months have been a blast, doing my dream job as Editor of Match Fishing magazine. However, due to a company restructure brought about by COVID-19, my services are no longer required.”

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