(1998) 2004 2nd edition. 8vo (162 x 240mm). Pp312. Colour and b/w photographs, b/w illustrations. Red boards, spine titled in gilt. Fine in dust-wrapper. ".one man's great desire to catch huge carp from some of Britain's hardest waters. .an obsession which led him to turn his back on a normal everyday existence in the pursuit of monster carp." Much on Horton and Harefield and of course a great deal on the author's encounters with one of England's most famous carp, Mary from Wraysbury. A modern classic and still one of the best carp books published to date. The foreword is by Keith Jenkins. Chapters include: Beginnings; The obsession grows; Keith's story; Pit four; Horton 1st season; Horton 2nd season; Horton 3rd season; Wraysbury; Start of the campaign; Mallin's; Cluster's last stand; Mary; The shootist helps out; Encounters & captures; The pug triumphs again; A brace of 39's; June happenings; Long session in root nightmare; A feeling of deja vu; Mary from Sunnymeads; First wraysbury twenties; Another close encounter; The hoover; Battle of the pikies; More encounters; In conclusion. Bookseller Inventory # 20066
Title: AN OBSESSION WITH CARP. By Dave Lane.
Publisher: Angling Publications Ltd. Sheffield.
Book Description Surrey Laneman Publishing 1998, 1998. FIRST EDITION. 8vo hardback with unclipped dust jacket; 312pp, illus throughout in b/w and colour. Clean copy with no previous ownership inscriptions or annotation. A few small handling marks to covers and ffep, overall VG/VG. (Shelf 7) ISBN: 1901717038 ** Pictures available upon request, if not already displayed here.** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and most debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. Seller Inventory # 46634
Book Description Laneman, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Seller Inventory # 023155