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; The mystery of Africa is for the angler by Anthony J. Pearson; Limestone river trout in Ireland by Michael Kennedy; Angling side-lines by Maxwell Knight; Fishing unfished brooks by John R. Mace; Tally-ho tope! by N. Tupper; Tackle and book reviews; Mr. Willows; Ground-bait in salt water by Leslie Moncrieff; A pattern of Avon perch by Lloyd Gladstone Gough; Eels and ecology by Ian Niall (colour feature); In the wake of the flood by R.V. Righyni; Chub in small rivers by Jeremy Fry; What to see in April by Professor A.F. Magri Mac Mahon; Shotting for roach by David Wilberforce; A defence of loch fishing by Bill Currie; Creel competition; Sea column talks of tope by Clive Gammon; Bait heresy by E.L. Matthews; The upper Waveney by Robert Perrett; Spring and the northern trout by Arthur Oglesby; Photography column by Michael Prichard.