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Shut Away: My Early Days Fishing out of Newquay and Things in General Down Quay

Rod Lyon

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ISBN 10: 1908878010 / ISBN 13: 9781908878014
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120 pages. Dimensions: 10.9in. x 8.0in. x 0.4in.Rod Lyon, former Grand Bard of the Gorseth Kernow, recollects his early days fishing out of Newquay, in the days before modern electronic aids, man-made fibre ropes, twines and cords, plastic skins and floats instead of cork . . . when navigation to and from the gear was by dead reckoning, using only a watch and a compass, with only experience telling you what to allow for with the tide. Rod illustrates, in both words and pictures, the techniques and the equipment used in those bygone days, and along the way remembers some of the more notable characters, both Cornish and Breton, who frequented Down Quay. The book also includes a gazetteer of his favourite fishing grounds. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781908878014

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Title: Shut Away: My Early Days Fishing out of ...

Publisher: The Cornovia Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Rod Lyon, former Grand Bard of the Gorseth Kernow, recollects his early days fishing out of Newquay, "in the days before modern electronic aids, man-made fibre ropes, twines and cords, plastic 'skins' and floats instead of cork ...when navigation to and from the gear was by dead reckoning, using only a watch and a compass, with only experience telling you what to allow for with the tide." Rod illustrates, in both words and pictures, the techniques and the equipment used in those bygone days, and along the way remembers some of the more notable characters, both Cornish and Breton, who frequented 'Down Quay'. The book also includes a gazetteer of his favourite fishing grounds.

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Born and bred in Cornwall, Rod Lyon was trained as a civil engineer, and although spending some early years at sea, he worked until retirement as a Local Government Officer. His involvement in Cornish matters revolves mainly around the furtherance and strengthening of the language, which includes work on the radio and writing. He sits on the Cornish Language Board, the Cornish Eisteddfod and various committees within and associated with the Gorseth Kernow. Rod is a presenter on BBC Radio Cornwall

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