Dave Lane: Big Carp Legends,
2011 1st edition. Small 8vo (152 x 217mm). Pp192. Colour photographs. Foreword by Rob Maylin. Dark green boards, spine titled in gilt. 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 greates names in carp fishing history over the past two decades. The .books in this serieswill be a mixture of articles from the archives of Big Carp, life historiesof famous anglers and original articles specially commissioned for the series." In his own words, Dave Lane tells the story of his fishing career."His early days on the Chichester gravel pits gave Dave just the edge he needed when he concentrated on the Colne Valley pits, Harefield and Pit 4, but it was .Wraysbury and Horton that put him in the record books, catching more forties that any Englishman had ever caught in a season, and his first fifty pounder, Mary. This fifth volume of the Legends series has much previously unknown material and many, many pictures never before published. Now's your chance to sit back and hear the full story of Dave's amazing carp life for the first time." Chapters include; carp fever; Chichester and my first big carp; Harefield - well out of our depth; Pit 4 - the Crazy Carp Scene; Horton - 1st 40, Jack the Ripper; Wraysbury - a new quest; The Mere - just a taste; Conningbrook - party time carping again; Sonning - a new 50!; Cambridge - fjords and meadows; Dinton - a bait orientated water; St. Ives - the Bobbing Carp; the notorious Black Jack; The Mere, 2044 - my year; lie after the black mirror - a move to Suffolk.