Ritchie Mcdonald: Big Carp Legends,
2011 1st edition. Small 8vo (152 x 217mm). Pp228. Colour and b/w photographs. Green boards, spine titled in gilt. Good-plus in slightly frayed 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." "Ritchie is without doubt one of big carp fishing's true legends. He dominated the seventies and eighties catching more 35lb-plus carp than anyone of that era. Propelled into stardom in the early eighties with the capture of the North Lake Forty [Bazil], two pounds over the official British record [which he refused to claim, maintaining that Chris Yates was the true record holder], he became a household name and soon had a weekly column in the Angling Times chronicling is exploits at Lake Cassien. .Here is your chance to know everything there is to know about this great angler, in his own words, with extracts from his own secret diaries and many never before published photographs from the golden age of carp fishing."