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Dip in anytime for some classic fishing tales and muses.
on 15 August 2001
At first I thought this book would be about Paxmans fishing exploits but it is an anthology of some classic writings on fishing, each chapter introduced with the usual Paxman style. The tales of Irish Pike legends, whaling, tales of fishing inn's and of the live frog baits used by an American Doctor, (just during July and delivered to his door in the morning in a box), counjour up the variety and esscence of why people, though primarily men, fish. It is not easily explained particularly to a non-angling wife. A great little book that will take a long time to read and re-read or fit in your fishing bag. It realy is worth two or three times the price and Paxman has done a great service to fishermen everywhere in the great amount of research that has gone in to the book.