BIG WATER CARP. By Jim Gibbinson.

BIG WATER CARP. By Jim Gibbinson.

CONFESSIONS OF A CARP FISHER. By 'BB'. Illustrated by D.J.  Watkins-Pitchford. First edition.

CONFESSIONS OF A CARP FISHER. By 'BB'. Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford. First edition.

DROP ME A LINE: BEING LETTERS EXCHANGED ON TROUT AND COARSE FISHING. By Maurice Ingham and Richard Walker. 1953 first edition.

1953 1st edition. 8vo (145 x 222mm). Pp295. B/w photographs, line illustrations by the authors. Light blue cloth, spine titled in yellow.

An exchange of letters between Richard Walker and Maurice Ingham. Primarily concerning carp fishing, with much on the Carp Catchers' Club, but with a great deal also on other aspects of angling such as fly-tying, rod building, fly casting, net construction etc. "Nowadays, carp weighing upwards of 20lb or more are caught so often that the modern angler may think that fish of the size Maurice and I were catching in 1950 small fry. Remember that in those days, fewer than a dozen carp over 10lb in weight were caught in an average season in the whole of Britain. The deliberate pursuit of big fish, now regarded as a commonplace branch of angling, was then almost unheard of; Maurice and I were groping our way out of the dark." (Richard Walker). An enduring classic and one of the key books in any coarse angling library.
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Book Code
4332
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Author Ingham (Maurice) and Walker (Richard).
Book Code 4332
ISBN B002DGRFOS
Book Description School prize bookplate to front end-paper. Cloth faded and slightly stained, a little foxing but good first edition copy in rather chipped dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1953
Publisher Douglas Saunders with MacGibbon and Kee.
Place London.