A History of Yateley Volume 2,
The Yateley Complex and its famous carp are known by every carp angler in the country and probably most of the world for that matter. Although they have never produced a record carp, Bazil, Heather, Jumbo and their mates have been pursued by the UK's top carp anglers for over fifty years. Think of any famous carp angler in the last half-century and you can bet your life he's trodden Yateley's sacred grounds. Some only fished the odd season; others have spent a good part of their lives in pursuit of these legendary carp. They would all tell you that Yateley is a very special place. It has that unique vibe that very few carp waters aspire to. This book is dedicated to the friends we lost along the way - great friends who left us with such special memories of our times on the bank together. I wish they were here to read it too, but alas each and every one of us only has a short time on this earth to enjoy such special places. We have also decided that all proceeds will go to the MacMillan Cancer Support, through our good buddies at Stoney and Friends - a fantastic charity helping people affected by this terrible illness. It only seems right that this wonderful venue that has given so much to us, the anglers, has the chance to help so many people in need. Yateley's future is in the balance as I write this - some would say we have chosen a perfect time to write a book about Yateley. My hope is that this historic venue will have many more great years ahead; that it will someday return to its glory days of the last five decades and that one day there will be another book about Yateley, filled with stories of more legendary carp; carp that are yet to be named but will be equally as special as those in my lifetime. With God's good grace all these things are possible.