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CASTING AT THE SUN and THE SECRET CARP By Chris Yates

I`m struck by the juxtaposition of these two great books. They make for an interesting comparison. One, tells the life of an angler: the other, a day in the life of an angler, with carp a common thread that binds them. Casting at the Sun is the book that announced Chris Yates onto the literary

THE KING CARP WATERS by Chris Ball

OK - I admit the first thing that attracted me to this book was the wildly differing prices people seemed willing to pay for it on e-Bay! I have seen bids in excess of £40, yet most second hand dealers will sell it to you for under £20. My own copy, which is in tip-top

Confessions of a Carp Fisher – 'BB'

If carp fishing were a religion - and it no doubt, already has some devotees who would agree with that premise - then Confessions of a Carp Fisher is its ‘Book of Genesis’. And BB its first Arch-Bishop. Confessions of a Carp Fisher stands as the first book devoted to the species and can truly

Fish, Fishing And The Meaning Of Life

Published: 1995 Author: Jeremy Paxman Reviewed by: Chris Plumb Wow, what a find! This is my most recent book purchase and I almost don't know where to start in reviewing it - or where to find the words to convey my enthusiasm for it! However, as this book is a huge angling anthology totalling over

Cod – A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

One of my favourite genre of reading material (after angling books • of course) is the 'quirky' historical book. Well researched tales and well told accounts of long forgotten stories. 'Longitude,' about he clock maker Harrison, and 'Nanthaniel's Nutmeg' spring to mind. I would also put Cod into the same category - though it could