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Rod And Line

Published: 1980 Author: Arthur Ransome Reviewed by: Chris Plumb Use of the word 'classic' is sometimes over-wrought when it comes to describing an old angling book (or an old 'anything' for that matter!). However in the case of Rod and Line it is entirely apt. I have read a number of angling anthologies in my

Reflections from the Water's Edge and Trout at Ten Thousand Feet

Published: 1987/2001 Author: John Bailey Reviewed by: Chris Plumb These two excellent volumes could be said to represent the 'bookends' of John Bailey's angling career to date. Genesis and Revelation if you like. Reflections from the Water's Edge covers the first 30 years of John's fishing from early boyhood beginnings to the emergence of the

The Fisherman's Bedside Book

Published: 1945 Author: BB Reviewed by: Chris Plumb This veritable treasure trove of an angling anthology was once described in the angling magazine Waterlog as the 'The Best Fishing Book in th World'. Extravagant but not exaggerated praise. Actually the word anthology doesn't really do it justice either. It could almost be described as a

Red Letter Days

Published: 1994 Author: Peter Rogers (Ed.) Illustrated by John Searl Reviewed by: Chris Plumb "Great triumphs do not come often in angling, and this is a blessing. When they come they have their flavour partly because they are rare. If they were to come often and reliably the flavour would go stale. Failure can make

An Angler For All Seasons

Published: 1992Author: the best of H.T. SheringhamReviewed by: Chris Plumb Chosen and Introduced by Tom Fort The world of angling - or at least angling literature, owes a great debt to a meeting between two anglers on the banks of the River Lambourn near Newbury in September 1903. The two anglers in question were William