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Fishing for a Year Hardcover – 20 Nov 2011

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Medlar Press; 3rd Revised edition edition (20 Nov. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907110178
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907110177
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 20.5 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Known for his classic TV series 'Out of Town', Jack Hargreaves was not only a great countryman but also a great angler. This was his only angling book. In each of the fourteen chapters he fishes for a different species, recounting his varied experiences and explaining as he does so, the characteristics of the fish he is attempting to catch. His passion for the natural world and gentle writing style ensures that this is a book that will delight all who read it, from those who sit on a basket and fish with a float, to those who have only ever cast a fly at a lazy trout. Beautifully printed with marbled endpapers and head and tailbands, this 2011 edition of 'Fishing for a Year' includes the original illustrations by Bernard Venables.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sam I am on 1 April 2012
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This book is quite simply one of the best books you are liable to read on fishing.
With chapters covering particular fish both Coarse and Game it provides a wealth
of information whilst at the same time managing to have a charm missing in todays
Angling Literature.
The illustrations by BV are a joy to look at and Jacks simple love of fishing
which he passionately believed to be a passtime not a sport (Amen to that !)
comes through in his writing.
The chapter on the Mayfly is my own personal favourite and should be required
reading for all fly fishermen.
Well done Medlar Press for re publishing this classic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Francis Hayes on 31 Jan. 2013
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I am really glad to see this perfect little book back in print. I picked up a used copy 20 years ago in a 2nd hand book shop that has now closed and rate it as not just one of my favourite books but most treasured possessions.

Jack's narrative and Bernard Venables' illustrations make this a truly lovely book, especially if you are over 50.

Just the chapter titles, such as 'June and the merry dace' are worth getting the book for.

It is short, old fashioned and nostalgic. Not a book of instruction, but a celebration of general angling.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on 4 Jan. 2013
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One very pleased boyfriend thankyou perfect gift for a fisherman at Christmas
Delivery brilliant
Price great
Very satisfied
Jack Hargreaves utter legend
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By gra on 29 Dec. 2012
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Fishing for a Year was excellent present for a fisherman.my father loves Jack Hargreaves and I always remember watching him as a child
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tony hawkins on 13 Dec. 2014
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nice to learn some old ways to fish
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