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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book
Dominic's previous book 'Flyfishing for coarse fish' is a modern angling book that's already regarded as a classic. As a keen canal angler myself i was eager to see if he could reach the same standards with his new book.
He most definitely has, the book is exceptionally thorough, beautifully laid out and is a really enjoyable and absorbing read. He covers in detail...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Canal Details
vague on the canal details, not enough information on hot spots, fishing techniques two simple and general not enough expert/advanced advice
Published 6 months ago by Arthur Hibbitt


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book, 8 May 2014
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Dominic's previous book 'Flyfishing for coarse fish' is a modern angling book that's already regarded as a classic. As a keen canal angler myself i was eager to see if he could reach the same standards with his new book.
He most definitely has, the book is exceptionally thorough, beautifully laid out and is a really enjoyable and absorbing read. He covers in detail all of the fish species (including mini species and odd-balls) that you'll encounter. All of the rigs and methods that you'll need to catch them are there clearly explained and illustrated with detailed photographs. Then all of the canals themselves comprehensively listed and assessed. With each canal is a list of prominent species and locations with guidence on the best tactics, times and even local angling stores. It is difficult to think of anything that isn't even remotely connected with canal fishing that isn't here. As with his previous book, Dominic's real skill is to include a great deal of detail whilst keeping the book easy and satisfying to read.
The advice is spot on, it was obvious from the section on my local canal that he'd not only visited it and fished it for himself. He'd also clearly taken the time to find out from locals which were the best spots and methods. As with his previous title this book is lavishly illustrated with dozens of superb photos and i loved the little touches like the Trivia boxes and especially the Canal record list.
For experienced anglers wanting a change from the monotony of Commercials, or for youngsters wanting to give angling a try for the first time, this book is hard to beat.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book - a must have for anyone with even the slightest interest in canal fishing!, 25 Jun 2014
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Does exactly what it says on the tin - covers just about every canal and species you could think of. Especially liked the chapter on lure fishing too. Well written too, with lots of tips and some great bits of canal trivia including Britain's most haunted canal, WW2 shelters and even a UFO story!

Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!, 25 Jun 2014
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This is a great read. Loads of useful info on all kinds of fishing methods and great pictures too. Also like the canals guide at the back- loads to explore!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fishing with heart, 14 Jun 2014
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Another great book by Dominic, on another worthy topic.In my opinion far too many coarse fishermen these days spend all their time lounging around by muddy ponds, waiting in a tent for a bite alarm to anounce the latest obese carp. Canal fishing has almost become unfashionable, yet there are so many species, tactics and beautiful waters available there is a lot of quality fishing to be had in canals.

As you would expect from the author of the UK Fishing for Dummies and the bestseller Flyfishing for Coarse Fish, Dominic does a thorough job covering everything from the tiniest gudgeon to the biggest pike, pole fishing, float fishing, lure fishing... really it's as good a guide as you could get for fishing canals, with lots of detail for experienced anglers too. But beyond that it's also a great read with lots of humour, and just real fishing heart to it. For example I loved the section on GUGGS - the Grand Union Gobio Gobio Society - a club of beer-swilling canal gudgeon-hunters who celebrate specimen gudgeon of 30g or more by giving them names including Kylie, Kipper, Klingon ... and of course the record-holder Hugh Mungous. I thoroughly recommend it, especially if like me you feel disillusioned with the kit- and weight-obsessed 'industrial fishing' that has taken over in the last decade. This book makes you feel like a kid again, you want to head down to the local cut with just a pole, float rig and tub of worms... In fact even if you're a hardened carp-angler, read this and you can catch some fit, wild, canal carp - a far worthier quarry than those flabby lumps from overstocked ponds!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Refreshingly Talented Angling Author , An Excellent Book ., 25 Nov 2014
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I have , in the past , read a couple of very thought provoking articles on pike fishing by Dominic Garnett . I was , therefore , not surprised at the quality of this book . Well-written and well-illustrated there is not an aspect of canal fishing that Dominic does not cover in great detail . This is a book which will delight all anglers with access to a length of canal , no matter which species they fish for . This is an excellent book and Dominic Garnett is a refreshingly talented angling author . Thoroughly recommended , I look forward to future works from this writer .
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect book for anglers interested in flinging their hooks in ..., 6 Nov 2014
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A perfect book for anglers interested in flinging their hooks in the extensive British canal system. Garnett covers each fish in quite some detail, which is helpful for novices as well as seasoned anglers. There's a section at the end of the book where he talks about the different canals, which I fond extremely useful.

If you are thinking of trying the canals, don't go without this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars canal fishing by Dominic Garnett, 26 Jun 2014
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Excellent book well worth buying. talented young fisherman sure to go far a wealth of experience, recommended, 5 star rating
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy with the canal fishing guide, 12 Nov 2014
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Very happy with the guide, having been looking for such a publication for some time and it is just what I need.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 Oct 2014
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My husband ordered this book and he seemed impressed. Maybe because there's a feature on him!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 29 Sep 2014
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this was bought for my Husband who thoroughly enjoyed reading it and very informative
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