2022 Show Schedule
Not much luck on the game fair front! I had a good busy day selling books on the first day at at Shane's Castle - then it all went downhill... Making my way along the riverbank in the evening I fell head-first into the river, damaging my shoulder as I did so. I was quite shaken, as well being soaked to the skin. Luckily I had clothing with me, so I made my way to the van to get changed. There I found that my phone was not working and, even worse, I had lost my hat full of flies! I got through Sunday and packed away one-handed. On Monday I felt rough but had a call to make in Donegal. I had been intending to fish, but cancelled that. On Tuesday I travelled from Donegal to Galloway, stopping near Wigtown. That's when I realised that I couldn't put three days of feeling ill down to the fall and that Covid might have something to do with it. So, I tested Wednesday morning and, aborting the rest of my trip, headed for home.
I may not have missed much at Scone. Apparently the organisers refused to allow traders to park or camp behind the stand - something I have been doing for over thirty years. In consequence of this, the Fly Fishing & Fly-Tying marquee will not now be attending the fair at Ragley, so neither, I'm afraid, will I!
All being well I will be in the fly-tying / flyfishing marquee at the Welsh Game Fair at Faenol / Vaynol Estate, Bangor, North Wales on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I will, of course, be bringing a lot more than just fishing books, so let's hope I'm not hidden away from the rest of the world. I will have our usual wide range of books on all of our subjects - especially gundog training, terrier and lurcher work, deer and deer stalking, sporting guns, falconry and game cookery.
THE WELSH GAME FAIR. Faenol, Bangor. September 9-11th 2022
THE PAC CONVENTION. Newark Showground, Lincolnshire. Saturday September 24th 2022
THE GRAYLING SOCIETY AGM AND SYMPOSIUM. Preston. November 5-6th 2022. Where we will be launching John Roberts's new book - GRAYLING ON THE FLY!
If you would like particular books bringing to a show please let us know at least one week before the show date. We often start out early!
Shows offer a good opportunity for me to meet you to talk about book valuations, publishing ideas, shooting days, fishing trips, invitations to parties, stuff like that. If you are thinking about selling any surplus books, bring them/some photographs/a list along.
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