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Peter Rolfe's book covers all aspects relating to crucian carp. A thorough insite into a threatened species. The book explores identification, hybridisation, history, looks at how books have covered the subject over 300 years, shows how to create and manage crucian waters and explores tips on catching them.
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Book Description MPress. Romford, Essex. (2010) 2012 reprint. 8vo (152 x 214mm). Pp288. Colour and sepia photographs, colour, b/w and sepia illustrations, bibliography, decorative end-papers. Gilt crucian carp motif and titles to black boards. Mint new copy in dust-wrapper. "This sometimes controversial book is the first devoted entirely to the crucian carp. It is about fishing for crucians big and small, and there are contributions from crucian enthusiasts, some famous, some not. However, it goes much further than that. It looks at the range of waters where the fish can be found and goes into considerable detail about the best way to manage fisheries in their interest. Peter Rolfe exmines the thorny problems of identification and hybridization, the crucian's history in this country and the way in which naturalists and anglers of the past have written about a fish that has been under-valued by most anglers. Most importantly, it makes a plea for the conservation of a species under threat and suggests practical ways in which this can be achieved." A rewarding read which covers ground which will be new to many anglers. Seller Inventory # 31691