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The Complete Bad Angler: The collected Bad Angler columns as they appeared, more or less, in The Angling Times, along with one or two that didn't make the cut
 
 

The Complete Bad Angler: The collected Bad Angler columns as they appeared, more or less, in The Angling Times, along with one or two that didn't make the cut [Kindle Edition]

Philip Storey
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The collected Bad Angler short stories as they appeared in The Angling Times in the UK, along with one or two that didn't make the cut.

Also available in paperback.


AN angler returns to the river after a 30-year gap to discover that much has changed and, as the title suggests, events seldom go according to plan. Visiting venues where you are more likely to catch an airgun pellet than a trout, this is a long way from the hazy, summer idyll of fishing publications and satellite TV shows in which there is no school run and presenters don’t have to explain to their wives why the overdraft limit on the joint account has been increased without her knowledge to pay for something that absolutely definitely had nothing to do with fishing.
The Bad Angler doesn’t gloss over these things, because he has nothing to sell but optimism and the indomitable belief that, sooner or later, no matter how bad it gets, if you make enough casts and don’t quit, drown or die of cold, there will be a bite. Welcome to the North-East of England, where the rain stings, the wind howls and the snow falls deep. There aren’t many fish either. But through the mud, cold, tackle shop arguments and occasional domestic disputes over the spiralling cost of Daddy’s latest venture, the fun of it all still shines through.

Philip is also the author of Cooking for Dads, an idiot's guide to simple meals that everyone should know and has published an update of TE Pritt's classic Yorkshire Trout Flies in paperback and in Kindle format along with Year of the Spider, in which Pritt's flies are put to the test on a North-East river over the course of the 2013 summer.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yorkshire-Trout-Flies-ebook/dp/B00C0G1XLC and http://www.amazon.co.uk/Year-Spider-Philip-Storey-ebook/dp/B00GKX52K4


About the Author

The author is a journalist and writer in the North-East of England. He wrote Cooking for Dads and published an updated version of TE Pritt's seminal 1885 work on North Country spider patterns, Yorkshire Trout Flies. Philip followed this with Year of the Spider, in which Pritt's flies were put to the test on the River Tees over the course of a trout season and The Damp Hackle, a collection of new writing accompanied by extracts from previous work.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 867 KB
  • Print Length: 116 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AZRBUKC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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Philip lives in the North-East of England with his partner and three children.
After stints as a security guard, factory hand, law student, kibbutz volunteer, motorbike despatch rider, civil servant, building site labourer, press cutter...the list goes on...he fell into journalism and now somehow earns a living writing fishing books and ridiculous headlines about dogs that surf.
He was a columnist for The Angling Times, which provided the basis of The Complete Bad Angler, and prepares tea each evening for three ungrateful offspring, which provided the basis of Cooking for Dads.

Philip has also published an updated version of TE Pritt's 1885 classic, Yorkshire Trout Flies, and is the author of Year of the Spider, in which Pritt's flies are put to the test on a North-East river over the course of a summer. In late 2013, he published a short e-book called The Damp Hackle, which is a collection of new writing along with a few extracts from his earlier books.

The dog that surfed? Hawaii Fid-O, of course...

To contact the author, email philipstorey64@gmail.com

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5.0 out of 5 stars Bad Anglers everywhere take note. 11 Sep 2014
By Memsec
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The stories in this book are so funny, anglers everywhere should have a copy of it.
I think I'll leave a copy on my kindle app on my phone , just in case the fishing is a bit slow , it'll cheer my mood
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff! 12 Mar 2014
By chuck
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I really enjoyed this book, short quick fire stories brilliantly written. Well worth the money, I would recommend this book to anyone, into fishing or not.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Comments 28 Feb 2014
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Entertaining! Made me think about my style fishing. I have previously tied his fly suggestions which catch for me. in Scotland.Great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The complete bad angler 11 Feb 2014
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The most enjoyable read I have had in a long time . Is very amusing and brings back many memories of my own days of fishing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rate gud read! 6 Dec 2013
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The book was a speculative purchase for me. Fishing books are not usually my thing. However this is not so much a book as a collection of 300 word articles. They are funny, ironic, and sometimes sad...but always tightly written they are a rate gud read!
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