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on 10 May 2003
This is the book that accompanies the telivision series of the same name. The film maker is a world renowned wildlife photographer and the protaganists are almost as accomplished in their chosen field of angling. The book relates the gestation and production of the series and includes many of the amusing incidents captured on film, as well as a little of the background that is absent from the filming.
The team was beautifully put together in that there are artists with the film camera, the rod and the pen in their make up and this comes across beautifully in the book. I will let you decide where you place them, but for me "Chubby Yates" gets the pen. (Not that he didn't have a certain skill with those antiquated rods of his.)
The book, and the film series, sets out to capture the very essence of fishing. That almost intangible thing that draws grown men to the river bank, in the manner and wonder of a small boy, every weekend. That undefineable, certain something that we as anglers all know, but can never put our fingers on. The book does not elucidate what this something is, to do so would be to destroy the magic, but it does show the beauty and wonder remains for years and years. Efemoral, and elusive like many of the quarry species, but real and vibrant none the less.
If you are an angler, or you require to develop an understanding of a husband, boyfriend, or brother that fishes you could do worse than read this book. The answer is not there, but it will give you a measure of understanding as to what drives them. Maybe, the only way to really understand is to grip the rod yourself and follow the dream. To adopt and embrace the Passion for Angling.
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on 22 May 2013
Anyone that has seen the programmes, will enjoy reading this book.
A unique insight into the filming process and friendships.
The photograohy is second to none and quite often gives you a new perspective on the filming...
(those that have seen the film, ever wondered what the picture of that winter wonderland Grayling came out like?)
Perfect.
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on 4 November 2012
I purchased this for a friend as I have a copy somewhere around. He has been doing a great deal of angling and we often speak of the old ways and the new ways of fishing. I suggested this book and why and he asked if I could get him a copy so I did!

A real yarn, this one, and they fish around the UK in all kinds of places in all kinds of situations the whole year round!

If you do have a passion for angling you should read this book. I only wish I had seen the series on TV?!
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on 19 February 2013
What more can you expect. Let's face it, anything written by Chris Yates is going to be a totally enjoyable reading experience, and this doesn't let you down!
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on 3 January 2011
I purchased this item for a friend of mine to accompany a video of the whole series. He likes the book and recommends it as an accompaniment to the video.
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on 24 September 2013
This book still gives me the urge to get back to the waters edge it's maybe a little dated now but its not a bad thing to get back to basics and just enjoy all the aspects of a days fishing
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on 21 August 2015
A really well turned out guide to the accompanying TV series. By far the best documentary ever produced on angling.
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on 16 April 2015
Very good hope to find more by Chris Yates that I can afford Best regards JonB
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on 23 June 2016
A great companion to the tv series, well written with top photography.
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on 2 January 2016
I brought it for my son in law, and he was delighted with it.
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