The Summer 2019 Cover Photo Contest Entrants…

Although you are certainly welcome to visit the current issue of Tenkara Angler magazine to see all of the cover photo contest entries, I thought I’d create a separate post to highlight them all as well. It will allow you to view these photos in a format that is not cropped for space constraints, as well as a few additional secondary entries that did not make the magazine.

All photos are below, please feel free to click into them to zoom!

Congratulations to Anthony Naples & Lino Jubilado for winning the front and back cover contests. In lieu of physical prizes, each have opted to have a charitable donation made in their names to American Rivers (Anthony) and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (Lino).

Thank you to all that entered, we’ll likely open up another photo contest for a future issue, so keep those cameras focused!

This post was presented by:
Zen Tenkara

The Summer 2019 Issue of Tenkara Angler is Now Live!

It’s here, the Summer 2019 issue of Tenkara Angler is now available!

Tenkara Angler Summer 2019 Spread Web

This 72 page issue features seven fantastic articles, one photo installment of “Brookies & Beer”, and the entries from the Cover Photo Contest. The topics span general essay, trip reports, destination locations, kebari tying, and introductory fixed-line fishing for smallmouth bass.

Additionally, a hearty welcome to two new authors – Nathan Scott Camp and Kengo Shintaku – for their entries, make sure to check each out.

Finally, a special congratulations go out to Anthony Naples (front) & Lino Jubilado (back) for winning the cover contest with some great shots that really lent themselves to the vertical nature of a magazine. The rest of the entries are found within the magazine in various places, so nobody was overlooked. Thank you to all who entered!

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As usual, the Summer issue will be available as an e-magazine over at Issuu, HERE.

And also available for sale as a physical magazine and PDF download in the Blurb bookstore, HERE.


Summer Cover Contest & Deadline Extension

Cover Contest

Hey… haven’t done this in a few years, but thought I’d open up a last minute cover photo contest for the Summer 2019 issue of Tenkara Angler magazine.

All you need to do to enter is email a high resolution photo (best you’ve got) to, using the subject line “COVER CONTEST.” Preferably, the photo is “portrait” (vertical) in nature, and not “landscape” (horizontal), but it is not necessary. Photos of landscapes, anglers, fish releases, you name it.  Even if you’re not selected for the cover, I’ll still include in the magazine in a special contest article. The deadline for the cover contest will be Saturday, June 22nd.

The winner of the contest will win some surprise tenkara swag – which I’ll say is valued at more than a couple flies, but less than an Oni Type I rod. 🙂

Oh, and also, I had a few people contact me asking for a few more days on the content submission deadline for the Summer issue (it was last Friday), so figured I’d give the same courtesy to all since I have plenty in which to get started. As such, I’ve extended the general submission deadline another week – Friday, June 14th for the Summer issue.

So, if you have any photos, trip reports, stories, gear reviews, product announcements, artwork, whatever… as long as it’s tenkara, fixed-line, or conservation related from the past few months of fishing, send ’em in, would love to include in the next issue. Details can be found in this link.

Good luck, and looking forward to seeing those cover photo candidates!

Summer 2019 Issue Call For Submissions

Surveying social media over the past few weeks, I couldn’t help but notice the increase in awesome tenkara posts by people that are out getting in some early season fixed-line fishing. As such, I wanted to take the opportunity today to remind everyone that the submission period for the Summer 2019 issue of Tenkara Angler is officially open.


While it’s never technically closed, I like to make these posts about a month prior to the deadline, in this case June 7th, 2019.

As always, this issue should reflect the interests of the tenkara community at large, so as long as the content is tenkara, fixed-line, or conservation themed, all is fair game.

Submissions can be sent to, and more information on the submission process can be found HERE.