“Intensely detailed and wide-ranging.”

“Accurate and informative.”

“A fascinating history of the sport.”


By Graham Booth
CLOTH-BOUND EDITION £30 plus £5 p&p Special Reduced Price

Cover size: 245 mm x 190 mm
Pages: 348 pages.
Print: Full colour throughout.
Binding: Cloth-bound in maroon (hardback), with gloss laminated dust jacket, embossed in gold on spine. Dark cream endpapers.

From the dust jacket

“There are many books on pike-fishing, but until now none of them had provided the reader with a comprehensive history of the sport. A History of Pike Fishing is both intensely detailed and wide-ranging, and portrays its subject accurately and informatively. The sport’s story is a spellbinding tale and Graham Booth has mined an original rich seam of knowledge to form a superb narrative of great authority and power. Biographies are presented of many key figures, including an astounding wealth of newly-discovered facts concerning key anglers of the period.

VOLUME I deals with the period up to 1950; charting the earliest origins of the sport, examines its growth, development and popularity, and identifies a ‘Golden Age’ of pike-fishing and how the past laid the foundations for piking today.


“Graham Booth’s passion for pike fishing has led him to write a fascinating history of the sport. A History of Pike Fishing is a joy indeed, and beautifully presented by Norfolk publisher, Stephen Harper” CHRIS BISHOP – Eastern Daily Press

“Truly a new height in angling literature!” Shooting Times

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