2007 1st edition. 8vo (170 x 257mm). Ppvi,275. B/w photographs, line illustrations by Paul Cook. Fully bound in maroon bonded leather, silk marker ribbon, upper board and spine titled in gilt. Maroon thin card slipcase.
This is the autobiography of Fred Crouch, one of the best known and most respected barbel anglers of a generation. Starting off with memories of his childhood in wartime Britain, the author takes us through the ups and downs of his lifelong obsession with barbel. From his early days with bent-pin and cane through to the glory days of fishing on places such as Kings Weir and The Royalty. He even manages to fit in a few overseas adventures too. An excellent read. The slipcases that this book was issued in were unforunately all very flimsy and easily damaged.