Bauer Media closes key fishing monthly

After 33 years, Bauer Media has ceased publication of its UK-based Improve Your Coarse Fishing magazine, effective from May 2024.

However, the closure doesn’t mean the end of the brand; instead it will be transformed into part of the media group’s weekly Angling Times publication.

Improve Your Coarse Fishing’s legacy – tactics-led content that has offered invaluable insight and techniques for anglers of all levels – will soon be integrated into Angling Times, now Bauer’ Media’s only remaining fishing title.

Bauer said the complementary content will further enrich Angling Times’ offering, which will continue to bring its audience equipment tests, plus interesting stories from the world of angling.

With a combined monthly reach of over 300,000 anglers across print and digital platforms, Angling Times and are still seen key pillars in Bauer Media’s multi-platform media strategy.

Steve Prentice, UK group co-CEO at Bauer Media Group said: “In a challenging period for many magazines, we’re pleased to bring the Improve Your Coarse Fishing content under the Angling Times umbrella. Our mission has always been to give anglers more confidence and enable them to catch more fish; this move allows us to do that more effectively than before.”

Angling Times editor James Furness added: “Improve Your Coarse Fishing has been a trusted friend to thousands of anglers for three decades, thanks to its inclusive tone and easy-to-understand tips and tactics to help people catch more fish. My team and I will be incorporating that tone and ethos into Angling Times.”