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An Obsession With Carp [Kindle Edition]

Dave Lane , Keith Jenkins
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Dave Lane is one of Britain's most succesful big fish anglers. This is a big, big read. From Dave's early carp fishing exploits the reader is taken on an incredible journey to the big fish meccas of Harefield, Pit Four, Horton and the incredible Wraysbury.
Written in his own inimitable style, Dave's philosophy, methods, baits and rigs are fully explained. But this is much more than a technical book. It is the story of one man's great desire to catch huge carp from some of Britains's hardest waters. It is a story of sacrifice, of pain, of challenge, of friendship, of laughter, of joy and of undreamt of acheivement. It is the story of one man's obsession, an obession that led him to turn his back on a normal everyday existence in the pursuit of monster carp.
This is an unmissable read for all carp anglers, regardless of their experience.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but has some issues 28 Dec. 2014
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I enjoyed reading this e-book but it does highlight a lot of the wrongs with carping. There is a lot of drinking etc and I can see this gives a bad idea to the sport. The other thing is that the time Dave spent on Wraysbury seems to take over half the book! It is a little tedious towards the end. Worth a read though as you do see how Dave has dedicated himself to the sport and will always be a classic, just some little dissapointments.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The bloke is mad but amazing. What a great read 6 Jan. 2015
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I'm older than Dave Lane and consequently can relate very much to the early days before much of the high-tech equipment we take for granted was around. I remember using tin foil for bobbins, bin bags to keep the rain off and sleeping under the stars under a blanket. It was back into the motor if it rained! You have to admire his dedication and perseverance. The bloke is mad but amazing. What a great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another brilliant read from Dave Lane 10 Jun. 2014
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A great read from a great Carp angler ! Dave is a talented writer who drags the reader with him into the next peg in order to share his fishing adventures and subtle humour. I read Daves other book "A Flick of the tail" which is equally as good and is highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read. 21 Mar. 2014
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Take it fishing when you go. Very inspirational. Wraysbury has gone now, so it's good history for the lake. Nice book Dave.
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4.0 out of 5 stars most enjoyable 20 Mar. 2014
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Great read
Not telling you how to fish just the highs and lows of fishing
With a lot of laughter
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5.0 out of 5 stars A reel gem off a book 20 Feb. 2014
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a absolutely gem. This classic had me hooked from start to finish.One man's journey told the way it should be , straight from the heart
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5.0 out of 5 stars Old School 18 Dec. 2013
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Great read set in the halcyon days of carp fishing here in the UK.
A must read for any true carper.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great carp book. 27 Nov. 2013
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Dave Lane is a natural story teller, his passion and addiction for carp fishing is obvious. He gives the reader an insight into what it takes to be one of the countries top anglers. I would recommend this book to any carp angler who wants to be motivated to go out and catch himself or herself a monster carp. To summarise Dave Lane comes across as a very talented carp angler but also a top bloke who you would want to go fishing with.
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