1982 1st edition. 8vo hardback (142 x 228mm). Ppxiii,74. B/w photographs & line illustrations, preface by Fortune Jaguelin. Pictorial boards.
"John Carding is a successful match angler. He has made a study of continental match fishing techniques for several years, in particular those employed by the French. ...It is an important new publication and one that no match angler can afford to ignore". Chapters include: Learning from the Continent; Choosing a pole; Starting to use a pole; Getting the balance right - elastic shock-absorbers, leads and line; Floats and winders; Four ways of shotting up; Bloodworms and jokers; Preparing groundbait - French style; A days pole fishing; Greased line fishing; Pole fishing with heavy tackle; Float-ledgering with the pole; To the future.