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Book Reviews

As a bookshop, we are often asked about books by customers, and also asked to review them, so we have added this page to share our views which we hope you may find helpful.


A Coming of Age A Coming of Age

The second book from traditional angler Stuart Harris has long been anticipated by many.

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Davidf Hall's Snide Rumours and Dirty Lies 1989-2002 David Hall's "Snide Rumours and Dirty Lies" 1989-2002This book is a compilation of articles entitled “Snide Rumours and Dirty Lies” as a tribute to David Hall and his wicked sense of humour.
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Crooked Lines Crooked LinesThe book is a compilation of articles about Dominic’s travels in different places ranging from The Exeter Ship Canal, through a concrete gully to Central Park in New York. Dominic makes little mention of tackle and this definitely isn’t a how to book, but does remind us of why we fished in the first place.  The excitement of seeing that wild fish a in a pond or a river, and trying to catch it.‚Äč Read more...

Freshwater Fishes of Britain Freshwater Fishes of BritainThis book allows the reader to readily identify his fish using modern underwater photography.Read more...

Confessions of a Billfisherman Confessions of a Billfisherman

This is the first of two books John Angus has written about his time spent fishing for billfish; marlin and swordfish.

 

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The Lost Diary The Lost DiaryThis book is Chris Yates' fishing diary from April - September 1981, the year after he captured the record carp from Redmire.Read more...

River Pike River PikeIt has been a while since anything was written on pike angling in rivers. The focus today seems to be solely on weight, which means the big fish now seem to come from trout reservoirs where they are stocked with trout which the pike gorge on and grow very heavy, very quickly. However, there is still a breed of angler who regard river fishing as catching truly wild fish and where a twenty pounder is still the fish of a lifetime.Read more...

Chronicles of a Billfisherman Chronicles of a BillfishermanThis book charts the fishing of John Angus and his sons Robbie and James and their introduction into the world of billfishing, through catching age group and line class records, and onto the fishing for the giant Marlin of Hawaii.Read more...

Small Ambassadeurs. The Legendary Light-Line Fishing Reels Small Ambassadeurs. The Legendary Light-Line Fishing ReelsThis new book "Small Ambassadeurs, the legendary light-line fishing reels, is limited to the smaller 1500 and 2500 and related models written by Espen Sjaarstad and Karl-Eric Svensson has filled a market need and with the excellent charts and colour photographs, will become THE book for collectors and enthusiasts.Read more...

Chalk Stream Roach; The Ultimate Challenge Chalk Stream Roach; The Ultimate ChallengeAfter the plethora of books about carp and barbel, it is refreshing to read something on the greatly underrated roach, a favourite of many anglers who grew up catching silver fish.Read more...

Three in Norway - by Two of Them Three in Norway by Two of ThemThis charming work is constructed from the diaries of three adventurers, plotting their travels through Norway in the early 1880s.Read more...