How to Fish

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Overlook Press, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 241 pages
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A meditation on the joys and art of fishing by the author of The Secret Carp and Falling in Again considers the role of instinct in fishing, the cycle of casting and reeling, and the ways in which fishing enables participants to live in the present.

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User Review  - Chef - Goodreads

Read this if you like prose about rivers. Read full review

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User Review  - Paul Newman - Goodreads

A little pearl of a book. Just makes you want to sit by a gently flowing river or under tarpaulin before a rain-dimpled lake while a kettle boils nearby on a smoking fire, fishing rod in hand - bliss ... Read full review

Contents

FIRST CAST The River Speaks in Ripples
1
SECOND CAST A Seasonal Obsession
13
FOURTH CAST Rumours of Rain
35
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Chris Yates has been a compulsive carp catcher from a very "Chris Yates has been a compulsive carp catcher from a very early age. He finds the fish infinitely fascinating and theiearly age. He finds the fish infinitely fascinating and their pursuit closest to what Walton called 'the contemplative rr pursuit closest to what Walton called 'the contemplative recreation.' Yet, despite the peacefulness and beauty of the ecreation.' Yet, despite the peacefulness and beauty of the carp lake, there is always a thrilling undercurrent of tensicarp lake, there is always a thrilling undercurrent of tension, that in a moment the peace will be shattered and the angon, that in a moment the peace will be shattered and the angler will find himself attached to a monster. It is this aspeler will find himself attached to a monster. It is this aspect of carp fishing that the author conveys to brilliantly.Inct of carp fishing that the author conveys to brilliantly.In 1980, Chris Yates caught a carp of vast dimensions from Red 1980, Chris Yates caught a carp of vast dimensions from Redmire Pool in Herefordshire. It weighed 51 lbs and for many ymire Pool in Herefordshire. It weighed 51 lbs and for many years it was the largest carp caught in British waters on rodears it was the largest carp caught in British waters on rod and line.Yates is the author of several books, including Ca and line.Yates is the author of several books, including Casting at the Sun (1986), The Deepening Pool (1990), and he isting at the Sun (1986), The Deepening Pool (1990), and he is editor of the angling magazine Waterlog. When he is forceds editor of the angling magazine Waterlog. When he is forced to lay down his rod, he pursues his profession as a freelan to lay down his rod, he pursues his profession as a freelance photographer whose work has appeared on record sleeves, mce photographer whose work has appeared on record sleeves, magazines and books.In 1993 he completed A Passion for Anglinagazines and books.In 1993 he completed A Passion for Angling, a six-part BBC TV series and accompanying book, which tolg, a six-part BBC TV series and accompanying book, which told the story of his fishing adventures with his friends Bob Jd the story of his fishing adventures with his friends Bob James and Hugh Miles.Chris Yates lives in a Wiltshire villageames and Hugh Miles.Chris Yates lives in a Wiltshire village, not far from some great carp lakes and the river Avon. " , not far from some great carp lakes and the river Avon.

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