This is a well written and illustrated book, of equal interest to the complete novice and for the more experienced fisherman.
Not only does Mik cover the subject very well, but makes it entertaining at times - and demonstrates his innovative approach to all things. The read will teach you a completely new language - and you will learn about 'taking the boile', Carpe Farcie', 'building a jetty', importance of 'Jerusalem Artichokes', bottle spod and spodding, and Frolic biscuits ...!
I have known Mik for over 40 years, so was not surprised at his determination to make a lovely home in south-west France for his retirement with his wife - but also to conquer carp fishing in 'his lake'. For some ten years we were colleagues in a private Land Surveying practice, and his ability to spot problems and offer solutions were always in evidence. His method of taking aerial photographs is very clever idea.
I have happily remained in contact with him so that I can know of his latest enterprise - and his next book that hopefully is not far away !
Retirement has a different meaning for Mik....