Book And Media Reviews

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

I Know A Good Place

Published: 1989 Author: Clive Gammon Reviewed by: Chris Plumb This book set me back the grand sum of 20 pence and was then in my possession for some years before I eventually got around to reading it!! Let me explain. Some 8 or so years a go I bought a dozen 'remaindered' books for a

Fishing Days

Published: 1966 Author: Geoffrey Bucknall Reviewed by: Steve Burke Geoff Bucknall’s “Big Pike” is well-known and highly regarded, probably because it’s about one of our most popular species. However “Fishing Days” is one of those books that you rarely hear about, yet I reckon is the best of the many that the author has written.

Confessions Of A Carp Fisher

Published: 1950 Author: BB Reviewed by: Spindle This is not going to be easy. Reviewing what is, in my humble opinion, one of the greatest angling books of all time, and doing it enough justice. Modern carp anglers have it easy. High-tech lines, carbon rods, giant fixed-spool reels, and a vast array of readily available