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The Lost Diary: A summer fishing in pursuit of golden scales Hardcover – 1 May 2014

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Unbound (1 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1783520434
  • ISBN-13: 978-1783520435
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 1.9 x 18.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The rediscovered diary of the legendary angler's 1981 summer spent trying to catch a mythical fish.

About the Author

Chris Yates is an author and photographer but most famously a fisherman. He was first inspired by the discovery of a monster carp in his village pond when he was five. Almost thirty years later, he caught a fifty-one and a half-pound carp – the biggest fish ever caught in England – using a split cane rod at Redmire. He went on to write about his experiences in books, in his own magazine, in radio programmes and in the BBC2 series A Passion for Angling. He lives in south Wiltshire.


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Brilliant as always, but far too short, easily read in one hit, so I had to ration myself to make it last. I would recommend to while away an hour, brief but very enjoyable.
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A bit of a self indulgence here from Mr Yates but if you're a fan you probably won't see it like that. It's a slim book so don't plan on it taking too many hours of reading to complete it.

Prior to seeing the excellent and well known TV series with Bob James I hadn't heard of this man (I'm not a carp fisher as Carp are fairly rare here in Scotland) but his adherence to antique tackle was a quirk I found very interesting as portrayed on the TV show as I'm a bit of an antique myself and do enjoy using old tackle when possible..
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Well written and rewarding for the purist, tho' easy to understand why this diary was "lost". The angling drama is strictly limited, but therein lies the interest . . . reminding us (to vicarious satisfaction) that even a dedicated high-profile record-breaker has his blank days, lost fish and high expectations dashed like every other fisherman. But for the fact that the author would rather die than use a boilie and bolt rig, it would be a three-star read.
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Just superb. Chris Yates work is always a joy to read whatever the subject and his lifestyle always makes me envious.
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Bought this for my son so have not read it but am assuming as it is 'Yatesy' that it will be quality as usual
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up to the high standard which Chris Yates writes too
you will be transported to a point in time where things were much simplier and where chris has choosen to stay in his fishing tackle a nice dip into times past. enjoy .
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Wonderfully written by the master angler himself, Chris Yates. A well written and witty account of an period in his life in the quest for a large Carp. Must read to see if he is successful.
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Good no great story from Chris drags you into the fabric of the tale so you feel as though you are actually there the only disappointment is it ends
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