Albert Romp: Big Carp Legends,
2012 1st edition. Small 8vo (152 x 217mm). Pp156. Colour and b/w photographs. Green boards. Mint new copy in dust-wrapper. To "celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Big Carp magazine, this series of books entitled 'Big Carp Legends' will encompass the greatest names in carp fishing history over the past two decades. The content of the books in this series will be a mixture of articles from the archives of Big Carp, life histories of famous anglers and original articles specially commissioned for the series." Told in his own words, this is the story of Albert Romp's fishing career. "One of carp angling's characters and founder member of the Savay syndicate - the 'Looney Rota' was named so because of him. Sally the carp was named by him when he caught the country's biggest ever 'winter caught' common, many moons ago, and for a while Sally was the world's best-known carp. Inventor of the unhooking mat, Albert rocked the angling world a decade later by smashing the record brace with two huge spawny monsters from the North Bay. Pioneer of Cassien, the rivers Lot, Seine and Yonne and Bulgaria, Albert is a seasoned traveller, but his heart has always been on the banks of Savay. Now here's your chance to learn all about this iconic angler from his early beginnings at Furnace, Chobham and Pippingford, fishing alongside the icons of the seventies - Hutchinson, Little, Middleton and Maddocks in the Colne Valley, always with long-time fishing buddy, Bob Baker."