Books by Fennel Hudson

Nigel 'Fennel' Hudson is an author, broadcaster, magazine editor, columnist and publisher specialising in narrative non-fiction about the outdoors, countryside and angling. He's best known for his Fennel's Journal series of books. Here is the complete list of his writing and publishing to date.


Wild carp journal, wild carp trustWild Carp

Fennel Hudson (editor), 2022

Fennel is editor of Wild Carp, the annual journal of The Wild Carp Trust. Purchase here.



Lifelines fishing bookLifelines

Nathan Walter and Rod Sturdy (editors), 2021

Fennel has a poem published in this book, which contains chapters from the best modern-day angling writers.



An Angler's Book of Favourite Fishing QuotationsAn Angler's Book of Favourite Fishing Quotations

Jackie Corley (editor), 2020

Several of Fennel's quotes appear in this book.



Grayling magazineGrayling

Nigel Hudson (editor), 2019-2021

Fennel is editor of Grayling magazine, the flagship publication of The Grayling Society.



Redmire Pool book by Tony MeersRedmire

Tony Meers (editor), 2019

Fennel (as Nigel Hudson) has a chapter in this modern classic about the famous carp pool.

Published by Harper Fine Angling Books.


Three Men in Two Canoes, Annable, Murton, HudsonThree Men in Two Canoes

Roger Annable, Roger Murton, David Hudson, 2019

The epic 1967 canoe-camping adventure down the River Wye and up the River Severn. 

Designed and published by Fennel. Available to purchase here.


The Pursuit of Life by Fennel HudsonThe Pursuit of Life (Fennel's Journal No. 14)

Fennel Hudson, 2018. 

Pending publication.

Information here.


Fennel's Gazette by Fennel HudsonFennel's Gazette

Fennel Hudson, 2018-present

Collector's miniature newspaper. Published quarterly.

Free with books purchased direct from us.


Book of Secrets by Fennel HudsonBook of Secrets (Fennel's Journal No. 13)

Fennel Hudson, 2017.

Available to purchase here.



Beside a Carp Water by Jon Eddy-BerryBeside a Carp Water

Jon Eddy-Berry, 2017

Fennel (as Nigel Hudson) has a guest chapter in this atmospheric book.

Published by Medlar Press.


Nature Escape by Fennel HudsonNature Escape (Fennel's Journal No. 12)

Fennel Hudson, 2016. 

Pending publication.

Information here.


Friendship by Fennel HudsonFriendship (Fennel's Journal No. 11)

Fennel Hudson and Friends, 2015. 

Information and purchase abridged Kindle eBook here. Hardback publication pending.



The Lighter Side by Fennel HudsonThe Lighter Side (Fennel's Journal No. 10)

Fennel Hudson, 2014. 

Information and purchase abridged Kindle eBook here. Hardback publication pending.



The Flyfishers' JournalThe Flyfishers' Journal

Theo Pike (editor), 2014-present

Fennel has regular articles in this high quality fly fishing magazine, including his series on rewilding fly fishing.

Published by The Flyfishers' Club of London.


A Gardener's Year by Fennel HudsonA Gardener's Year (Fennel's Journal No. 9)

Fennel Hudson, 2013. 

Information and purchase abridged Kindle eBook here. Hardback publication pending.



Angling Times 2013Angling Times

Steve Fitzpatrick (editor), 2013-present

Occasional features in this weekly paper, including the 60th Anniversary of Angling Times and the 80th Anniversary of Redmire Pool.


Fine Things by Fennel HudsonFine Things (Fennel's Journal No. 8)

Fennel Hudson, 2012. 

Available to purchase here.



Fennel's Journal magazine by Fennel HudsonFennel's Journal (limited edition collectors' magazine)

Fennel Hudson, 2012-2017

Full colour on art-quality paper, gilt-embossed leather binder with handmade end papers.

Sold out. Information here.


The Quiet Fields by Fennel HudsonThe Quiet Fields (Fennel's Journal No. 7)

Fennel Hudson, 2011. 

Information and purchase abridged Kindle eBook here. Hardback publication pending.



Traditional Angling by Fennel HudsonTraditional Angling (Fennel's Journal No. 6)

Fennel Hudson, 2010. (Extended 2018)

Available to purchase here.




Fly Fishing by Fennel HudsonFly Fishing (Fennel's Journal No. 5)

Fennel Hudson, 2009. (Extended 2019)

Available to purchase here.



Classic AnglingClassic Angling

Keith Elliott (editor), 2009

Fennel has a mini-series on wild carp published in this international magazine.

Published by Classic Angling.


Wild Carp by Fennel HudsonWild Carp (Fennel's Journal No. 4)

Fennel Hudson, 2009. (Extended 2020)

Available to purchase here.



A Writer's Year by Fennel HudsonA Writer's Year (Fennel's Journal No. 3)

Fennel Hudson, 2008. (Extended 2017)

Available to purchase here.



A Waterside Year by Fennel HudsonA Waterside Year (Fennel's Journal No. 2)

Fennel Hudson,  2007. 

Information and purchase abridged Kindle eBook here. Hardback publication pending.



A Meaningful Life by Fennel HudsonA Meaningful Life (Fennel's Journal No. 1)

Fennel Hudson, 2006.

Information and purchase abridged Kindle eBook here. Hardback publication pending.



Nature Within You by Fennel HudsonNature Within

Fennel Hudson, 2005.

"A Little Book to Encourage You." 

Publication pending.


From the Hut by Fennel Hudson and friendsFrom the Hut (limited edition magazine)

Fennel Hudson and Friends, 2004-2007.

Notes from a riverside salmon hut. Shared amongst members of the Severn Oaks Fishing Syndicate.



Always an Angler by Fennel HudsonAlways an Angler (Priory Angling Classics No. 8)

Fennel Hudson, 1999.

Fennel concludes his 'Classics' series with a study of what it means to be an angler.

Limited edition booklet, shared with 20 friends.


Jade Lake Diaries by Fennel HudsonJade Lake Diaries (Priory Angling Classics No. 7)

Fennel Hudson, 1998.

Adventures at this carp lake made famous by Chris Yates in his book The Secret Carp.

Limited edition booklet, shared with 20 friends.


The Friends Rotary Letter by Fennel HudsonThe Friends' Rotary Letter

Fennel Hudson and Friends, 1997.

Rotary letter between Nigel Hudson, Peter Wheat, Peter Rogers, David Foley and Richard Battersby. 

Not published, just shared between five friends.


Redmire Pool Reflections by Fennel HudsonRedmire Pool Reflections (Priory Angling Classics No. 6)

Fennel Hudson, 1997.

Adventures fishing for carp at the legendary Redmire Pool.

Limited edition booklet, shared with 20 friends.


A Quest to Beechmere by Fennel HudsonA Quest to Beechmere (Priory Angling Classics No. 5)

Fennel Hudson, 1996.

An adventure to fish with The Golden Scale Club at the traditional carp anglers' mecca.

Limited edition booklet, shared with 20 friends.


River Severn and Teme Diaries by Fennel HudsonRiver Severn and Teme Diaries (Priory Angling Classics No. 4)

Fennel Hudson, 1995.

Two seasons fishing for barbel on midlands rivers: one large, the other small.

Limited edition booklet, shared with 20 friends.


A Summer on The Hampshire Avon by Fennel HudsonA Summer on the Hampshire Avon (Priory Angling Classics No. 3)

Nigel Hudson, 1994.

A summer's barbel fishing on the Hampshire Avon at the Royalty and Bisterne fisheries.

Limited edition booklet, shared with 20 friends.


The Cottage Pool by Fennel HudsonThe Cottage Pool (Priory Angling Classics No. 2)

Nigel Hudson, 1993.

Angling for Olde-English carp at a very special fishing lake.

Limited edition booklet, shared with 20 friends.


Fly Fishing the Mountain Lakes of Wales by Fennel HudsonFly Fishing the Mountain Lakes of Wales  (Priory Angling Classics No. 1)

Nigel Hudson, 1993.

Exploring the llyns and cwms in mid-Wales for wild brown trout.

Limited edition booklet, shared with 20 friends.


Along The Green Lanes by Fennel HudsonAlong the Green Lanes (The Early Nature Series No. 4)

Nigel Hudson, 1992.

Retracing the old ways, to discover the 'timelessly quiet' corners of the landscape.

Limited edition booklet, shared with family and friends.


We Garden, We Grow by Fennel HudsonWe Garden, We Grow (The Early Nature Series No. 3)

Nigel Hudson, 1991.

In praise of gardening, tracking the growth and nurturing of plants with that of us finding our feet in the world.

Limited edition booklet, shared with family and friends.


A Simple Utopia by Fennel HudsonA Simple Utopia – Collected Nature Poems  (The Early Nature Series No. 2)

Nigel Hudson, 1990.

Seasonal nature poems and observations recording a year in the English countryside.

Limited edition booklet, shared with family and friends.


Child of Nature by Fennel HudsonChild of Nature – A Young Person's View of the Countryside (The Early Nature Series No. 1)

Nigel Hudson, 1989.

Written when Fennel was 15 years old, this book provides the first glimpses into what would eventually become Fennel's Priory.

Limited edition booklet, shared with family and friends.


High Park News, edited by Fennel Hudson 1988High Park News

Nigel Hudson, Editor, 1988-89.

Fennel's introduction to publishing, as Editor of his school newspaper.



Castle Quest by Fennel HudsonCastle Quest: Escape From Kraznir Castle.

Nigel Hudson, 1987.

Escapism, fantasy adventure, dungeons, pyro-flatulent dragons and sex-craved she-ogres.

Fennel's first book, penned when he was 13. Print run of 20, published by his school.


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