Take out a subscription! You get the mag about a week before it is in the shops, and you usually get a free gift worth about half the price of the subscription. Just wait until a gift comes along you would like and start from there.
Don't really buy them much to be honest. I just buy the odd Total Coarse Fishing or something if I see an article that grabs me. It usually has to be relevant to what I'm fishing for at the time or if I think I can adjust the techniques to suit the species or something.
I rarely see much that's wholly original anymore. I find the forums much more useful.
in fairness to the fishing mags there is only so much you can write about fishing (or any other subject for that matter)before it gets repetitive,even maggotdrowners can get repetitive as most if not all aspects of fishing have been brought up at some time or other.
Just checked my copy, 16th June is next issue. I disagree about not getting the subscription. I got an abu garcia reel from my subscription, the way I see it is that I bought the reel and get the mag for free.
Instant response to any question about any aspect of angling, loads of entertaining opinions, all the technical advice you could ask for and yet some people who willingly pay 3 plus for a glossy mag full of adverts still choose to opt out when it comes to finding 10 to become a site supporter!