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Hook, Line & Spinner

Hook, Line & Spinner

Hook, Line & Spinner

by Clive Gammon

Angling is not an easy subject to write about; the pages are apt to become clogged with dull technicalities or, worse still, to appear self-consciously embarrassingly whimsical.

In his first book Clive Gammon avoids both these pitfalls with unerring gusto. Though he devotes a chapter to the technique of fishing for pike which he demonstrates in a fresh, lively and expert manner, this is not an instructional manual. His method is discursive, anecdotal-but never impractical. He conveys the delight and excitement of angling, not in an abstract way, but through stories of fishes and places.

The fishes in this book are mainly the (ineptly named) coarse ones — the Pike and the Tench especially, though there is a certain amount about trout and sea-trout. He writes effectively about his early infatuation with pike and about battles with some particularly heavy specimens; about Victorian fishing authors and changes of fashions in angling; about the acquisition of the fishing rights of a lake in Pembrokeshire that one day may well produce a record pike; about catching sea-trout from little rivers in Carmarthenshire, trying to defeat a monster Tench, and so on. . .

This classic title, Hook, Line and Spinner, written by Clive Gammon in the late fifties has now being republished by the Little Egret Press.
From the original, this new edition has been completely re-set, with illustrations by Tom O’Reilly added to it, as well as keeping the original photographs. The dust wrapper has been re-drawn and re-worked and with a new Foreword and Introduction by Clive Gammon, it is a welcome edition to the Little Egret Press’ list.

Hook, Line and Spinner is a limited edition of just 570 copies, of which 30 are fully bound in leather.

It will be signed by the publisher and illustrator, Tom O'Reilly.

The full leather bindings are bound in black Oasis goatskin, with gold tooled front boards and spine design, gilded fore edges and blind embossed back board, slip cased, with head-bands and marker ribbon.

Hook, Line & Spinner

Publication date: Aug, 2005
Pages: 170

Hook, Line & Spinner by Clive Gammon
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