June 1964 - Volume one, issue twelve. 4to stapled paperback (216 x 277mm). Pp46. Colour and b/w photographs and illustrations.
Founded and originally edited by Bernard Venables, illustrated with colour photographs, mainly by Michael Prichard, and with illustrations by Venables and others, Creel was, and still is, the most highly respected angling journal. It attracted the best writers whose style and ethos are still admired today. Venables is listed on the title-page as Editor until December 1964, then from February 1965 onwards John Nixon is given as Editor and Michael Prichard as Art Editor. (Prichard was mentioned as Photographer and Art Editor from the very first issue, but did not make it to the title-page until after Venables had left). Contents of this issue include:- Leader; Creel diary; Bernard Venables goes fishing; Groundbait and the beachcaster by E. Merritt; Sea column by Clive Gammon; We should try the cutthroat trout by Terry Thomas; June glory; Reconnaissance to Kona by Ralph R. Whitaker; The big fellow by Carodog Owen; Creel competition; The Swale Lagoon by David Wilberforce; Tench (Creel colour feature) by Geoffrey Bucknall and Ray Mumford; Letters; The nocturnal peal by Charles Carfrae; What to see in June by Professor A.F. Magri Mac Mahon; Big-game fishing bonanza in South Africa by Kenneth Morris; Mr. Willows; The North Sea has big game by Harry Tallent; Disaster at Glendun by Peter McMullan; Summer salmon problems by R.V. Righyni; Elements of a coarse fishing rod by Fred Buller; Bassing again by Timothy Berry.