"To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Big Carp magazine, this series of books entitled 'Big Carp Legends' will encompass the greatest names in carp fishing history over the past two decades. The content of the books in this series will be a mixture of articles from the archives of Big Carp, life histories of famous anglers and original articles specially commissioned for the series." This is Pete Springate's story of his incredible carp fishing life as told in his own words in 2008. Chapters include: Darenth - the early days; Yeoveney - the historic brace; Yateley - Ritchie and the hair; Redmire - a dream come true; Wraysbury - my affair with Mary; Sonning - dream or nightmare; The Colne Valley - pioneering and the unknown; Korda - early sessions; Return to Redmire and Thames carping; Long may it last. The foreword is by Rob Maylin.