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Chris Yates THE SECRET CARP Second Edition
Chris Yates THE SECRET CARP Second Edition

Chris Yates THE SECRET CARP Second Edition

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Second edition hardback featuring The Lost Lake Revisited, published by Merlin Unwin Books in 1997
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Second edition hardback of THE SECRET CARP - and The Lost Lake Revisited by Chris Yates, published by Merlin Unwin Books, London, in 1997. (Originally published in 1992). Illustrations by Clare Yates.

The book is in very good condition (Clean black cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine), with minor wear to the pictorial dust jacket which is not price clipped (light creasing to edges). Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no inscriptions. There is a little creasing to the bottom corners of pages 157-160 (see picture below).

Chris Yates has been a compulsive carp catcher from a very early age. He finds the fish infinitely fascinating and their pursuit closest to what Walton called 'the contemplative recreation.' Yet, despite the peacefulness and beauty of the carp lake, there is always a thrilling undercurrent of tension, that in a moment the peace will be shattered and the angler will find himself attached to a monster.

It is this aspect of carp fishing that the author conveys so brilliantly. In 1980, Chris Yates caught a carp of vast dimensions from Redmire Pool in Herefordshire. It weighed 51½lbs and for many years it was the largest carp caught in British waters on rod and line.

Yates is the author of several books, including Casting at the Sun (1986), The Deepening Pool (1990), and he is editor of the angling magazine Waterlog. When he is forced to lay down his rod, he pursues his profession as a freelance photographer whose work has appeared on record sleeves, magazines and books.

In 1993 he completed A Passion for Angling, a six-part BBC TV series and accompanying book, which told the story of his fishing adventures with his friends Bob James and Hugh Miles. Chris Yates lives in a Wiltshire village, not far from some great carp lakes and the River Avon.

The Secret Carp is a fishing book with a difference. As The Independent comments, it is one of the few books that manages to capture the real joy of fishing in such a way that even a non-angler could be seduced.

It tells the true story of the events of a single day and night beside an English carp lake in high summer. Chris Yates' enthralling story whispers adventure and it is punctuated by moments of great drama as monster fish disturb the tranquil world of the angler.

In this revised edition Chris Yates returns to the lost lake, the scene of his earlier encounters with carp. Fishermen of all persuasions will enjoy this evocative and stylishly written chronicle.

'Chris Yates has written one of the few books, The Secret Carp, that can suggest to an outsider what the point of fishing might be' - The Independent

'Unquestionably the read of the year, indeed of many years, it's a potential classic' - The Times

'Not just a great angling book, it is perhaps one of the three best angling books ever written' - The Field

171 pages. Illustrated with black & white drawings within the text.

ISBN: 1 873674 058

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  • Condition:
    Used
  • Product Code:
    2663
  • Weight:
    0.54kg