“Intensely detailed and wide-ranging.”
“Accurate and informative.”
“A fascinating history of the sport.”
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.
“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.
Volume II brings the story of the evolution of pike fishing right up to date, detailing all the developments, famous pike angler’s, famous waters, and the big pike that are now so familiar to us. A History of Pike Fishing will undoubtedly warrant a place on every thinking angler’s bookshelf.
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