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elltell
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elltell
   Old Thread  #66 20 Nov 2023 at 5.52pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #65
Got something to keep me occupied over the winter 👍👍
Tel
Bristolsaint40
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Bristolsaint40
   Old Thread  #65 20 Nov 2023 at 9.10am    Login    Register
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Did the same lol
elltell
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elltell
   Old Thread  #64 19 Nov 2023 at 10.13am    Login    Register
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Thanks,
Wanted to read the original so ordered online when I ordered the new one😂😂😂👍👍
Tel
Bristolsaint40
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Bristolsaint40
   Old Thread  #63 17 Nov 2023 at 10.09am  2  Login    Register
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https://hidinginthelonggrass.co.uk/
Bren987
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Bren987
   Old Thread  #62 16 Nov 2023 at 4.08pm  1  Login    Register
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Reading casting at the sun now, its one of the few books I've read where you look forward to picking it up again
kells
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kells
   Old Thread  #61 16 Nov 2023 at 10.07am    Login    Register
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Do you have a link or know where I can get it from.
Bristolsaint40
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Bristolsaint40
   Old Thread  #60 16 Nov 2023 at 8.59am    Login    Register
Beyond the Green Gatde has a small reprint, just gone on sale as is the sequel Hiding in the long grass.
CTblahblah
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CTblahblah
   Old Thread  #59 23 Oct 2023 at 9.14am    Login    Register
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A Romp With Carp - Albert Romp
scozza
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   Old Thread  #58 22 Oct 2023 at 5.43pm    Login    Register
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Not at all mate, Dave Lane, one of the best, another great role model. As I seem to remember I read in pursuit and then Daveís obsession shortly afterwards, as i remember it covered the same waters, think thatís what did me. The Conningbrook chapter was good and how he caught it though, love it

Amazing that the likes of TH, DL and JS have caught virtually all the same circuit fish at the time, the really special ones, head and shoulders above the rest
clicky
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clicky
   Old Thread  #57 22 Oct 2023 at 3.09pm  1  Login    Register
First cast....last cast...Terry lampard.
Calabro
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   Old Thread  #56 17 Oct 2023 at 11.12am    Login    Register
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Don't mean anything by it, other than that it may just change your perspective. I think you may be selling Dave short unintentionally. I would have a difficult time choosing a favorite between the two tbh, although I do recognize that 'same old, same old' feeling.
scozza
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   Old Thread  #55 16 Oct 2023 at 6.55am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #54
Possibly? I bought it after in pursuit
Calabro
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   Old Thread  #54 15 Oct 2023 at 1.34pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #28
An Obsession with Carp was published before In Pursuit as far as I know (1998/1999).
bowlsky
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bowlsky
   Old Thread  #53 15 Oct 2023 at 9.22am    Login    Register
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Agreed , great chapter
oldgeezer
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oldgeezer
aka Mr Linky Poo
   Old Thread  #52 10 Oct 2023 at 6.50am    Login    Register
There is a new OLD SCHOOL CARPING volume 4 edition out now limited to 500 copies
LINKY POO
jhhilton1983
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jhhilton1983
   Old Thread  #51 9 Oct 2023 at 8.49pm    Login    Register
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Is a gem is our Eric.

Still his story about the badger tops his chapter in the book.
littleian
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littleian
   Old Thread  #50 8 Oct 2023 at 6.20am    Login    Register
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Lovely bloke too with a wicked sense of humour
Beyonce
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   Old Thread  #49 8 Oct 2023 at 0.00am  2  Login    Register
Not that old but donít hear much about Frank Warwickís Every Bit Of Blue, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely one of the better characters in our game but still technical with it. Always got time to listen to Frank
littleian
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littleian
   Old Thread  #48 7 Oct 2023 at 9.12pm    Login    Register
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Still got my kevin maddocks inspired army jumper somewhere although it should probably be destroyed as a biohazard by now lol
scozza
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   Old Thread  #47 7 Oct 2023 at 8.23pm    Login    Register
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Watched a few of those carp fever ones at the time, army jumpers and 6000 baitrunners, cutting edge. And not to mention underwater footage and diving lol
littleian
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littleian
   Old Thread  #46 7 Oct 2023 at 8.12pm    Login    Register
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In pursuit of the largest was and is my all time favorite but i should definitely mention carp fever as this book was massively influential to me as a youngster
MiniWelsh
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MiniWelsh
   Old Thread  #45 7 Oct 2023 at 7.03pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #40
Just bought a copy of Living the Dream, look forward to reading it
TCarper
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   Old Thread  #44 7 Oct 2023 at 6.42pm  1  Login    Register
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Quote..... Ironic name... but i recently started to re-read the forgotten chapters whilst on holiday. Great collection of stories... my favourite being the one from a member of this forum.


Bristolsaint40
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Bristolsaint40
   Old Thread  #43 5 Oct 2023 at 9.42am  2  Login    Register
New book coming out at Xmas which I think will be a bit special, Hiding in the tall grass, sequel to Behind the green gates.
elltell
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elltell
   Old Thread  #42 5 Oct 2023 at 6.06am    Login    Register
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One of the things I absolutely love about this forum are the wealth of memories we can tap into, Iíve recently been reminded in another thread of another worthy of dusting off and thatís Jim Gibbinsonís book from back in the 70ís simply entitled "Carp"
Tel
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norty1
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norty1
   Old Thread  #41 23 Sept 2023 at 6.53pm  1  Login    Register
Obsession with carp and in pursuit of the largest, are my top two. Iíve also always enjoyed Tim Paisley books. Carp season is one Iíve read a few times over the years.
tacklesteph
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tacklesteph
   Old Thread  #40 23 Sept 2023 at 4.02pm    Login    Register
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Beauties and the Beasts - John Claridge
Living the Dream - Nigel Sharp
jhhilton1983
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jhhilton1983
   Old Thread  #39 22 Sept 2023 at 3.08pm  1  Login    Register
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Ironic name... but i recently started to re-read the forgotten chapters whilst on holiday.

Great collection of stories... my favourite being the one from a member of this forum
JackWhitstable
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JackWhitstable
   Old Thread  #38 22 Sept 2023 at 12.14pm    Login    Register
Bit leftfield from most of the titles so far (In Pursuit is incredible), but for any of us that are really into their surface fishing Chris Ball and Brian Skoyles 'Floater Fishing' from the Carp in depth series is superb. So much in there.

Written in 1991, and so much of it still relevant.

I love a geek out, so I have one copy at home and one in my studio as it is a lot of fun and proper escapism to dip in and out of, here's a photo of the cover:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Floater-Fishing-Carp-Depth-Chris/dp/1871700256

Anyone else read it?



scozza
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   Old Thread  #37 21 Sept 2023 at 7.51pm  1  Login    Register
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I will have a look pal, cheers
Suboc
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Suboc
   Old Thread  #36 21 Sept 2023 at 7.01pm    Login    Register
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Great book
elltell
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elltell
   Old Thread  #35 21 Sept 2023 at 4.56pm    Login    Register
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Iíve got Rolling in the deep to read at some point, hopefully enjoy it.
Tel
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MiniWelsh
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MiniWelsh
   Old Thread  #34 21 Sept 2023 at 3.53pm    Login    Register
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A Flick of the Tale. I agree it's his best book, and I quite like the other 2 as well
scozza
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   Old Thread  #33 21 Sept 2023 at 3.39pm    Login    Register
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Whatís the 2nd book called?

Paying, canít ever see that
500kg
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   Old Thread  #32 21 Sept 2023 at 2.27pm  1  Login    Register
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If you haven't read Dave Lane's second book then I would recommend it thoroughly, particularly the section which covers the Mere and the Fjords at St. Ives. Alternatively, I would recommend signing up to his Patreon and watching the videos which cover the contents of the book with extra details and picture.
MiniWelsh
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MiniWelsh
   Old Thread  #31 21 Sept 2023 at 1.18pm    Login    Register
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I found rolling in the deep hard to read and follow. Personally I find a chronological order far easier to read and follow so the way Adam jumps around didn't really work for me
SHimmer45
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SHimmer45
   Old Thread  #30 21 Sept 2023 at 12.46pm    Login    Register
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Ive got rolling in the deep to read and sticklebacks has just turned up (used copy)

got a signed copy of Peck's book given to me and its decent but not as engaging as in pursuit was from start to finish
ciderman
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   Old Thread  #29 21 Sept 2023 at 10.27am    Login    Register
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A merry old dance ..

Micky gray 👍🏼
scozza
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   Old Thread  #28 20 Sept 2023 at 8.10pm    Login    Register
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In Pursuit of the Largest is a masterpiece in my opinion

Snap

Wraysbury, the mere etc. great little stories!

I bought Dave Lanes Obsession with carp just afterwards, great angler, one of the best, just kind of duplicated Tels, similar waters and didnít enjoy it as much, swapped it for Jim Shelleyís first book
500kg
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   Old Thread  #27 20 Sept 2023 at 5.25pm  1  Login    Register
In Pursuit of the Largest is a masterpiece in my opinion. I must admit that I don't find his other books to be anywhere near as engaging (although still some of the best angling literature I've ever read). I think it's because his first book documented his learning process in it's infancy - warts and all - whereas the latter books are written from the perspective of an accomplished angler who seems so good at catching carp that he can just about turn up anywhere and catch whatever he wants.
Victory
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Victory
   Old Thread  #26 20 Sept 2023 at 4.38pm    Login    Register
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I often reread the carp strikes back , John Harry's savay and tels first book.

I still nead to read waiting for waddle which is in its cardboard protection box.

Funny what I decide to read and not.
wandle1
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wandle1
   Old Thread  #25 20 Sept 2023 at 3.20pm  1  Login    Register
I read and ,often read...Confessions of a carp Fisher,by BB ,my fave book and Cypry the Carp ,by Peter Mohan....both are inexplicably linked in the annals of history ,together ,literally...!
elltell
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elltell
   Old Thread  #24 20 Sept 2023 at 2.15pm    Login    Register
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Iíve just finished it again whilst away, Itís been a great read and the photos are spot on, I love the one near the end oh him in a boat on Bin el Ouidane.
Tel
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SHimmer45
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SHimmer45
   Old Thread  #23 20 Sept 2023 at 9.15am    Login    Register
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based on this i brought a used copy of Cassien & Beyond

loving the old photos and just how the book is so far
Canalcarper71
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Canalcarper71
   Old Thread  #22 20 Sept 2023 at 7.40am    Login    Register
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Same here hot mine from big one show but left it down south when I had a bad split with ex they are going for over £100
midlandman
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midlandman
   Old Thread  #21 19 Sept 2023 at 10.45pm    Login    Register
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The Eel Angler is a fantastic book. The best fishing book of recent years. Iím not an eel angler but I was engrossed.
Canalcarper71
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Canalcarper71
   Old Thread  #20 19 Sept 2023 at 6.54pm    Login    Register
Flick of a tail-my joint favourite book
Fox pool -see above
Basilís bush-ok
wraysbury chronicles -very good read another favourite
Rod,pole or perch-funny and true to life
Cypry the carp-good
Redmire pool-(did have it but had a bad break up never got it back)
Canal carping-great read as it is what I love doing
Cassein and beyond-another one thatís a good read
The eel angler by Barry McConnell-another fantastic book but very pricey now
elltell
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elltell
   Old Thread  #19 19 Sept 2023 at 8.23am    Login    Register
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Another Romp with carp is a fantastic read, seems a while since I dusted that one off.
Tel
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MiniWelsh
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MiniWelsh
   Old Thread  #18 18 Sept 2023 at 4.35pm    Login    Register
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Love Spug. I keep asking him is he still in contact with fruit and veg lady
Spod
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Spod
   Old Thread  #17 18 Sept 2023 at 3.56pm    Login    Register
Read over the last couple of years or so;

Another Romp with Carp, Albert Romp - brilliant
Carping Mad - Spug Redfern - brilliant
Carping Mad 3 - Spug Redfern - brilliant
My Misspent Youth - Pecky - brilliant
Sticklebacks to Throwing Sticks - Tom Bankes - hard going
Rolling in The Deep - Adam Penning - hard going

Just about to start Nashy's two Memoir of a carp Fisher books,
rodrest
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rodrest
   Old Thread  #16 17 Sept 2023 at 12.32pm    Login    Register
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I enjoyed the wraysbury chronicles . Chris Yates casting at the sun is one I've read a few times .
scozza
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   Old Thread  #15 17 Sept 2023 at 8.10am    Login    Register
I havenít read a book for a while, now Iím thinking why

I have a few older ones that I like to read, Albert Romps original romp with Carp, John Harry, both on Savay, which I have never fished and never will, and anything on Wraysbury ticks my box, both what I would call proper carp waters, captivated me, reading about them at the time, love it

I have the Wraysbury chronicles boxed up somewhere, started to read it and never finished it, maybe this is the next one to read
alapeche
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   Old Thread  #14 16 Sept 2023 at 10.28am    Login    Register
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One of my favourite books is "Quest for Carp by Jack Hilton" got me really exited about carp fishing. I found this book by accident in the sports section of the library in the 70s and since then bought a 2nd hand copy at a country show a few years ago. A lot of tales fishing at Redmire and Ashlea pool by some of the best carp anglers in the day ! "Brilliant Book" real old school.
elltell
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elltell
   Old Thread  #13 15 Sept 2023 at 6.56am    Login    Register
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Good Morning Stuart,
A good read neednít be the most expensive one thatís for sure, Iíve been re-reading all of Tom Sharpe paperbacks picked up from charity shops of late, and every page I turn brings a smile 😂😂😂 theyíre nothing to do with fishing, but I remembered they made me smile inside and out 😂😂😂
Tel
500kg
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   Old Thread  #12 14 Sept 2023 at 9.36pm    Login    Register
I'm currently reading "How to fish" by Chris Yates, which I've found to be very enjoyable so far. The book revolves around a days perch fishing on the river and is a collection of digressive "jottings" written during that day. Unsurprisingly, given the author, the book is in no way an instruction manual on "how to fish" at all. It only cost me £3.50 second hand as well.
bowlsky
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bowlsky
   Old Thread  #11 14 Sept 2023 at 9.25pm    Login    Register
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Unfortunately waiting for waddle is one book I doubt I will ever get to read

Cassien and beyond actually made me book a trip there so I completely agree , great book
elltell
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elltell
   Old Thread  #10 14 Sept 2023 at 12.46pm  1  Login    Register
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Hi there,
Certainly did, absolutely brilliant read, again frivolous stuff but such an easy read, ideal to keep an empty head happy 😂😂😂
Tel
CarpCodger71
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CarpCodger71
   Old Thread  #9 14 Sept 2023 at 7.37am    Login    Register
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DP
CarpCodger71
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   Old Thread  #8 14 Sept 2023 at 7.37am    Login    Register
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Tel did you read his other book about playing the Moldovans at tennis ?
Mistymere
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   Old Thread  #7 14 Sept 2023 at 6.49am    Login    Register
Mike wilmotts 1st book carp life, magic in the water by Alan Tompkins, memories of carp by Tim paisley, all excellent reads
Bait_buff
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Bait_buff
   Old Thread  #6 13 Sept 2023 at 8.10pm  2  Login    Register
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still one of my all time favorite reads is Terry Hearn's In Pursuit of the Largest. Some of the stories just crack me up and really gets the imagination going and makes me want to be out there fishing for them.
elltell
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elltell
   Old Thread  #5 13 Sept 2023 at 5.00pm    Login    Register
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Iíve yet to read a fool and his eel, reviews look good, one non fishing book Iíve been back to a couple of times now and it still has me sniggering is ďAround Ireland with a fridgeĒ
Iíve no compulsion to do it, I was just fascinated that someone did, a fantastically frivolous read 👍👍
Tel
MiniWelsh
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MiniWelsh
   Old Thread  #4 13 Sept 2023 at 2.17pm    Login    Register
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I purchased that book for not a lot a few years back from Coch y Bunddu (where I buy a lot of my books from to be fair) and it really is a good read. One of my favourites to go back to is A Fool and His Eel
framey
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framey
   Old Thread  #3 13 Sept 2023 at 1.34pm    Login    Register
An Illusion of Maya
by Phil escott
Only partly based on carp fishing
But it also has spiritual bits in it from the past and present.
Boris_Carp
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Boris_Carp
   Old Thread  #2 13 Sept 2023 at 1.24pm  2  Login    Register
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Carp Strikes Back by Hutchie for me an awesome read
elltell
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elltell
   Old Thread  #1 13 Sept 2023 at 10.23am    Login    Register
Presently away on a family break, as we were leaving home I threw an old Steve Briggs book ďCassien and BeyondĒ into my hand luggage.
Wow, Iím pleased I did, forgotten just what a great read it was and still is, 3/4 of the way through and Iím as captivated by its content today as I was when I first read it all those years ago.
A simply written book that allows you to disappear into an earlier time, when things in our mad world were a little different, Iíll certainly be dusting off soon me of my others when I get home, next up will probably be ďwaiting for waddleĒ
It would be interesting to hear others lost book memories that re ignited feelings, desires and passion for our wonderful pastime, for sure the worlds different but once youíve got the bug it never completely disappears.
👍
Cheers
Tel
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