One Man's Passion for Carp - Norman Symonds: Norman Symonds by John Wilson

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This is a story about one of carp fishing's greatest unsung heroes, Norman Symonds, who through his business acumen purposely acquired lakes and big fish with the intention of starting a fish farm to produce quality carp for his anglers. As his interest in carp and their culture grew, Norman brought his son, Martin, into the business. This is a true and frank account of how a timber merchant came to be one of the largest providers of big fish for leisure angling in the country, almost by accident. He opened up a whole new concept for anglers wishing to catch beautiful big fish, not from private lakes but day ticket and syndicate fisheries open to all. Small wonder that today there are more magazines, more books, baits, tackle and sundries available to those who seek carp than any other freshwater species. In 50 years, starting with Dick Walker catching a 44lb (then) monster carp from Redmire pool at a time when roach were Britain's most common and popular species, the freshwater scene has completely turned around, with carp now by far the most common and popular species. My good friend, Norman Symonds, has been responsible, perhaps more than anyone else, for making that happen. John Wilson MBE

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Published by MPress (Media) Ltd. Romford, Essex.
ISBN 10: 0992606209 ISBN 13: 9780992606206
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Book Description MPress (Media) Ltd. Romford, Essex. 2013 1st edition. 8vo (157 x 217mm). Pp184. Colour and b/w photographs, colour illustrations by Norman Symonds. Textured blue boards, upper board and spine titled in silver-gilt. Mint new copy in dust-wrapper. "This is a story about one of carp fishing's greatest unsung heroes, Norman Symonds, who through his business acumen purposely acquired lakes and big fish with the intention of starting a fish farm to produce quality carp for his anglers. As his interest in carp and their culture grew, Norman brought his son, Martin, into the business. This is a true and frank account of how a timber merchant came to be one of the largest providers of big fish for leisure angling in the country, almost by accident. He opened up a whole new concept for anglers wishing to catch beautiful big fish, not from private lakes but day ticket and syndicate fisheries open to all. Small wonder that today there are more magazines, more books, baits, tackle and sundries available to those who seek carp than any other freshwater species. In 50 years, starting with Dick Walker catching a 44lb (then) monster carp from Redmire pool at a time when roach were Britain's most common and popular species, the freshwater scene has completely turned around, with carp now by far the most common and popular species. My good friend, Norman Symonds, has been responsible, perhaps more than anyone else, for making that happen." (John Wilson, MBE). Chapters include:- Early days; War calls; Back in veneer; Norman and Vera's first bungalow; Marin's arrival; Norman becomes general manager; Waveney Valley Lakes; His own sawmill at last; Starting a wine cellar; Fishers Green; The caravan business; Homersfield; 26 years of happiness; Big carp; Breeding carp; Martin goes into koi; Tewin Mill; Otters; Yew Tree Lake; Council problems; Carp for the queen; Otter fencing; Tragedy for Norman; Homersfield continued; Martin talks fish farming; Epilogue. (Previous price 18.99). Seller Inventory # 45369

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