THE FLOAT. By Keith Harwood. With illustrations by Paul Cook.

THE FLOAT. By Keith Harwood. With illustrations by Paul Cook.

THE DIARY AND OBSERVATIONS OF A TENCH FISHER. By D.R. Wakefield.

THE DIARY AND OBSERVATIONS OF A TENCH FISHER. By D.R. Wakefield.

FISHING WITH WALKER. By Dick Walker. Edited by Peter Maskell. Foreword by Pat Marston Walker.

2011 1st edition. 8vo (152 x 216mm). Pp197. B/w photographs. Black cloth, spine titled in silver-gilt. Cloth-bound edition limited to 500 copies.

A selection of Richard Walker's articles from Angling Times and Fishing magazine. This edition was limited to only 500 numbered copies and quickly sold out. "The late Dick Walker is widely acknowledged as the Godfather of modern angling. From first hitting the headlines in 1952, when he shattered the existing carp record to smithereens with 'Clarissa' his 44lb fish, he went on to inspire generations of anglers with his fish-catching exploits. He shared the secrets of his success, freely, through the vast quantity of his writing - which included a weekly column for Angling Times that ran for more than 30 years, and articles for other angling publications. Fishing with Walker is a selection of articles that covers the major coarse fish species, detailing how to catch them and the tactics to use, plus some outspoken opinions on topics that remain controversial today. The articles are taken from both Fishing magazine and Angling Times and none have ever appeared in book form before. Enjoy the words of wisdom from a true Angling Legend". Contents include:- Roach - why I choose them above all other fish; My biggest catch of roach; My dream roach with the tired look; Wait until the sun goes down; Record barbel in our swims; Avon barbel - a theory; When do barbel bite best?; Big bream - they're not different, just hard to find; Burly bream in a cabbage patch; A mighty, mysterious magic fish; The most difficult fish to catch; Redmire myth shattered; An arrogant chub gets a nasty shock; The chub that cheated me out of four ounces; Now's the time to catch big chub; Specimen perch; This perch will need the 8lb spring balance!; When the perch hunt in packs; Bait with a herring for specimen pike; Diet is the key to size; Stop arguing and get facts; The odds against us are long indeed; Go tenching; Find bulrushes and you will find tench; Tench bubble trail starts a guessing game; Stret-pegging; New baits - that's how to fool 'educated' fish; Which kind, how much, how often?; How best can we start them feeding?; When playing fish don't hang on and hope!; Hot weather tactics; Fish are moving into winter quarters; So be a winter fisherman; Why I fish the small rivers; Catfish, barbel? What are these Ouse monsters?; Close season: yes or no?; Buckden bubbles; Big fish - and this business of weight-guessing; The day Pete said - 'Well bless me!'; If only TV producers would realise the drama in angling; We all know Witham fish carry tape measures!; Bubbles? No need to experiment; My ideal swim - low, clear and weedy; These are bites you'll never hit!; Do fish sleep?; Of course fish are intelligent!; Can fish smell?; Can fish see colours?; Some fish can hear some sounds; Fish feel pain it's true but only if ill-treated; Fish that leap - a simple answer?
£60.00
Availability: In stock
Book Code
47108
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Author Walker (Richard Stuart) (1918-1985) and Maskell (Peter).
Book Code 47108
ISBN B006ACRC2Q
Book Description Fine copy in dust-wrapper. Signed and numbered (#364/500) by Peter Maskell. Additional dedication: "To Alfred, a true Walker fan. Best wishes, Peter Maskell".
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 2011
Publisher Peter Maskell Publishing Services.
Place Stamford, Lincolnshire.