Martin Clarke: Strictly Carp,
(2001) 2011 revised edition. 8vo (152 x 218mm). Pp289. Colour photographs, b/w illustrations. Green boards, spine titled in gilt. Mint new copy in dust-wrapper. A newly revised edition of this popular book (now including a title-page and contents). Martin Clarke is captor of an "outstanding list of specimen fish [including] over fifty thirty-pound-plus English carp and seven true English forties. He has fished most of the well known circuit waters and has also been successful in Romania, France and Holland." The author gives a detailed account of his exploits, with an analysis of the approach and techniques which have brought him this success. A title which quickly established itself on the serious carper's wish list, the first edition of which is now becoming increasingly difficult to find. Chapters include: Ingredients for success; Into the valley; Down at the doghouse; Lockwood monster; Home turf; Sheephouse Lake; Playing away. There are also several guest chapters - The Essex angle by Danny Fairbrass; The weekend veteran by Gary Bearman; A different approach by Jason Cann; Ups and downs of ladders by Derek Mallows; Elstow magic by Christophe Shobowale.