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THE MEDLAR PRESS

Since it was founded in 1994, the Medlar Press has published some of the finest fishing books in the UK. It’s well known that some of the best fishing books of all time are the classics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - books such as
A Summer on the Test, Pike & Perch and Be Quiet and Go A-Angling. However, over the years, Medlar has published many books which we feel are of an equal standard to those great works. Chris Yates’ books are well known and are likely to be cherished titles and there are many more titles here that will add depth and range to any fishing library.

When we set up the Medlar Press, we did so with two objectives: firstly to publish the best fishing books; and secondly, to make them beautiful. With backgrounds in printing, publishing and design, we both had, and still have, a passion for real books (we also run courses in letterpress printing, bookbinding and paper marbling here at the Grange). Some of our books have marbled endpapers, head and tail bands and embossed covers; some are limited editions (a few with leather bindings); but all Medlar books are edited, designed and produced with the same care and attention to detail. And when we produce a new edition of a classic book, we do it properly - they have been re-designed, re-typeset, and all images have either been replaced or re-scanned and improved.

The list of Medlar books that follows on this page is also shown in an illustrated form in our
online bookshop, where you can read further details about them and make your orders. On our bookshop page you can also search within the list by, for example, author, species of fish or date of publication. If books are currently out of stock, you can navigate to the page in the shop and ask to be emailed when they are available again.

We hope you enjoy browsing the Medlar Press site, and if there is anything that isn’t clear or that you need help with, please remember that we work from our office in Shropshire and you can always phone us on 01691 623225.

Jon and Rose Ward-Allen
Medlar Press
A Bit of Irish Mist
Stanley Salmons
Here's a book for all those lovers of Ireland and all things Irish. These brilliantly crafted stories will whisk you away to the Emerald Isle for a few blissfully indulgent hours. Beautifully illustrated by Scott Adkins.
Hardback £18.00

A Can of Worms
Jon Berry
Over the past ten millennia, that most magnificent of all fish, the barbel, has gone from being a minor species to one that now populates almost every English river. This is the story of that fish, but it is also the story of the men who have fished for it.
Hardback £25.00
Leather £135

A Creel of Willow
W. H. Canaway
Hardback £16.00

A Fisherman's Testament
Bernard Venables
Hardback £16.00

A Flydresser's Notebook
Donald Downs-Baird
This beautifully handwritten little notebook, with drawings and step-by-step instructions, is invaluable to all fly-dressers and, owing to the uniqueness of its presentation, will be a book to treasure for posterity.
Spiral-bound Paperback £6.00

A Modern Treatise
Henry Coxon
A late nineteenth-century treatise on coarse fishing by the famous inventor of the Coxon Aerial. The original is almost impossible to get hold of, so this facsimile edition is a rare treat - and includes all the text and illustrations from the first edition.
Paperback £15.00
Leather £125.00

A Plank Bridge by a Pool
Norman Thelwell
Thelwell is famous for his cartoons but in A Plank Bridge by a Pool we are treated to his writing about the natural world, and fishing, and some exquisite drawings of landscapes, birds and animals.
Hardback £20.00

A Pleasure of Fishes
Bernard Venables
Venables was well known as a writer, and as the creator of Mr Crabtree, but was less well known as an artist. Here, for the first time, is a book that shows his beautiful and meticulously detailed watercolours of British fishes.
Hardback £35.00
Leather £120.00

A Step Too Far - The Tragic First Ascent of Kuksar
Tim Hurrell
A Step Too Far
is Tim Hurrell’s personal record of the 1982 Kuksar Expedition. Tim was a mountaineer and diarist of exceptional dedication and this book has been transcribed from his notebook of the trip.
Hardback £20.00

A Stream of Life
Bernard Venables
The autobiography of possibly the greatest angler/writer of all time, with a life that spanned the greater part of the twentieth century, from 1907 to 2001.
Hardback £20.00
Leather £135.00

A Summer on the Test
John Waller Hills
A beautiful Medlar edition of this classic fly fishing book, first published in 1924. Hills fly fished in many countries but thought the Test was the greatest trout river in the world . . .
Hardback £25.00

A Train to Catch
Jon Berry
With the invention of the railways in the early nineteenth century, anglers were, for the first time, able to fish the length and breadth of Britain. The great train companies positively courted them, with special trains and angling club discounts.
Hardback £20.00

A Wellie Full of Water
Chris Sandford
Chris has fished since he was a boy, originally on the river Mole in Surrey, but in recent years has fished around the world. A Wellie Full of Water is an entertaining collection of tales from his angling adventures.
Hardback £10.00

About Floats
The Fishing Gazette
A superb new Medlar hardback bringing together, for the first time, all the articles and letters of a Fishing Gazette series on floats first published in 1904. This book is a float angler's delight . . .
Hardback £35.00

Air & Water
Colin See-Paynton
Air & Water came about as a result of a conversation between Colin See-Paynton and Jon Ward-Allen and contains the complete collection of Colin’s fish and fowl engravings from 1984 to 2004.
Hardback £45.00

All Beer & Boilies
Cliff Hatton
The story of modern carp fishing is a tale of anticipation, excitement, passion, success, failure and enormously big tackle . . . For many anglers, chasing big carp is a sign of utter madness…
Hardback £7.95

All Wind & Water
Cliff Hatton
A hilarious pictorial guide to pike fishing in the Fens . . . possibly not for the serious pike angler! This sensibly priced little hardback comprises 80 mini-works of art with a running commentary tackling all you need to know about piking…
Hardback £7.95

Along Fishermen's Paths
Mike Winter
Fishermen’s paths have one thing in common. They all lead to the waterside. Mike Winter’s paths took him to many of the watersides of the south and south-west in the company of great friends and great anglers, including Dick Walker, Peter Stone, Fred J. Taylor…
Hardback £25.00

An Angler at Large
William Caine
Hardback £16.00

An Angler's Hours
H.T. Sheringham Sheringham
Hardback £16.00

An Open Creel
H.T. Sheringham
Hardback £16
Leather £110.00

Anglers' Bible
Andrew Herd
A new book about the early Hardy catalogues and the fantastic fishing products they advertised, from the start of the company in the nineteenth century up to the First World War. Beautifully designed and bound to look and feel like one of the early catalogues.
Hardback £25.00

Angling Giants
Andrew Herd
An extraordinarily fascinating book from one of angling's leading historians. Potted biographies of over a hundred famous people who were anglers - some of them friends, some of them foes, some who were famous because of who they were, some because of what they achieved…
Hardback £20.00

Aphrodite's Carp - A History of Carp and Carp Fishing
John Langridge
There is something special about the carp - and there is an extraordinary mystique that surrounds the species and its history. In this book John Langridge goes to equally extraordinary lengths to unravel the legends…
Hardback £25.00
Leather £130.00

As I Cast Out
John Langridge
John Langridge knows a thing or two about fishing, as well as knowing about Spain, having lived, worked and fished in the country for over twenty-five years. As I Cast Out is both a travel and a fishing book.
Hardback £20.00

At the Tail of the Weir
Patrick Chalmers
A superb new Medlar edition of this all-round classic on fishing the Thames. Patrick Chalmers was one of the best-loved sporting writers of the 20th century and lived for much of his life at Goring-on-Thames. At the Tail of the Weir was first published in
1932.
Hardback £25.00

Autumns on the Spey
A. E. Knox
This classic has long been valued by salmon fishers for its fascinating and unique list of nineteenth century Spey flies, but this diverting book deserves a much wider audience.
Hardback £15.00
Leather £115.00

Barbel & Chub Fishing
J. W. Martin
Martin was better known as the ‘Trent Otter’ and was one of Britain's best-loved all-round anglers and writers. First published in 1896, this book has become an angling classic and is extremely difficult to get hold of in its original form.
Hardback £30.00

Be Quiet and Go A-Angling
“BB"
'I do not complain at being able to sit in a quiet green place with so much beauty around me, with never a dull moment the whole day through; birds to watch, dragon-flies, insects of all kinds; the change of sky, and sun…
Hardback £20.00

Being Fair to Trout - The Fishing Essays of Gilbert Tew
Mary Douglas
Being Fair to Trout is a compilation of the fishing articles of Gilbert Tew, originally published in the Fishing Gazette, Country Sportsman, Angler’s Monthly, The Field and other sporting journals.
Hardback £17.00

Blacker Trilogy
Herd & Dietrich-Troeltsch
Who was William Blacker? Well, he became famous when, in 1843, he published Art of Angling - a book which contained a hundred detailed salmon fly patterns - doubling the number of such flies that were already in print. Limited to 250 copies.
3-volume Hardback set £250.00

Castaway
Clive Gammon
From the Dingle to Costa Rica, from Orkney to Bermuda to Far East Russia, Clive Gammon’s stories of angling off the beaten track never fail to enthral and amuse.This collection from one of the best angling writers of the last half century and is beautifully illustrated by John Richardson.
Hardback £16.00
Leather £120.00

Casting a Line - A Fly-fisher's Life
Malcolm Greenhalgh
Casting a Line is a book of fishing tales from one of British angling’s best loved fly-fishers. From his native Lancashire to places as diverse and far-flung as Scandinavia and Brazil, Malcolm entertains as only he can - with superb style…
Hardback £20.00

Casting at the Sun
Chris Yates
Casting at the Sun - one of the finest angling books of all time ...
Hardback £16.00

Catfish - How to Catch Them
John Langridge
Catfish were not included in the original series but John Langridge has filled the gap with this fascinating little book. The catfish's sheer size as well as its exceptional sporting qualities have attracted considerable attention over recent decades…
£12.00

Chalkstream - Fishing the Perfect River
Charles Rangeley-Wilson
For centuries chalkstreams have inspired anglers. All the qualities of a spring-fed river – constant, equable, cool, fertile – are magnified in a chalkstream.
Leather (first edition) £120.00

Fantastic Fishes - A Feast of Fishy Facts and Fables
Mark Everard
Anyone who has ever read Mark Everard's other titles will know that he has a fascination with the natural world and fish in particular. An aquatic biologist by training, and a fisherman by nature…
Hardback £20.00

Fire & Ice - Fly Fishing Through Iceland
Adrian Latimer
Combining the best of travel writing with essential information, this book explores the fishing in some of the most beautiful, and demanding, places on earth. For travellers to Iceland it will be indispensable…
Hardback £25.00

Fish & Fishers of the Lake District
Keith Harwood
The Lake District has inspired many a poet and writer but it has also provided a unique and beautiful setting for anglers. Indeed, it has been called ‘An Angler’s Paradise’ - and still merits that title.
Hardback £20.00

Fish & Fishermen - in English Medieval Church Wall Paintings
Frederick Buller
Medieval wall paintings in English churches have been the subject of serious debate for well over a century, but this is the first full-scale study to examine the ones containing fabulous images of anglers and fish.
Hardback £25.00

Fishers on the Green Roads
Barrie Rickards
There are few people who fished as much as Barrie Rickards. Over fifty years he travelled the world in pursuit of a vast number of different fish and wrote numerous articles and books on angling. Fishers on the Green Roads was his first fishing novel.
Hardback £25.00
Leather £120.00

Fishing for a Year
Jack Hargreaves
Best known for his classic TV series
Out of Town, Jack Hargreaves was not only a great countryman but also a great angler. This was his only angling book. In each of the fourteen chapters he fishes for a different species, recounting his varied experiences.
Hardback £20.00

Fishing for Ghosts - Successful Mullet Angling
Mike Ladle & David Rigden
Grey mullet are almost mythical creatures to anglers - and the three species which swim in British waters are similar in appearance but differ widely in their behaviour.
Hardback £25.00

Fishing for Spanish Barbel
John Langridge
John first discovered Spanish barbel in the 1980s and his first Iberian fish led him to believe it was the same species he already knew from England - but the fish was not our beloved Barbus barbus. This spurred him on to chase all nine Iberian species . . .
Hardback £20.00

Four Seasons
Chris Yates
Everyone, or at least almost every angler, knows that carp fishers are mad, but this diary, that was never intended for publication, reveals levels of madness that most carp fishers never reach.
Hardback £18.00

Gilthead Sea Bream - How to Catch Them
Francisco Suay
La Dorada (Gilthead Sea Bream) was first published in Spain in 1959 as part of the Spanish ‘How to Catch Them Series’. Written by Francisco Suay, this title was never published in English. Translated by John Langridge.
Hardback £12.00

Grayling and How to Catch Them
Francis Walbran
A beautiful new edition of a rare book. Francis Maximilian Walbran was the eldest son of a Yorkshire wine merchant. He started fishing at the age of twelve and on becoming a chemist augmented his income by writing for the Fishing Gazette amongst other publications. This was his last book.
Hardback £30.00

Great Barbel Stories
Jon Berry
This is a collection of some of the great barbel stories from the last two-hundred years, unearthed from various journals, papers and books.
Hardback £16.00

Great Carp Stories
Jon Berry
Jon Berry’s research has turned up some superb stories of carp. An anthology for all carp enthusiasts. In this new book are great tales of carp and carp fishing…
Hardback £16.00

Great Pike Stories
Fred Buller
Pike! The very name strikes fear and admiration into the hearts of most anglers. In Great Pike Stories Frederick Buller brings together all of those tall tales of this mighty fish…
Hardback £16.00

Hampton's Angling Bibliography
Callahan & Morgan
Modern Angling Bibliography
was first published in 1947 and this is a much updated and enlarged edition.
Hardback
£30.00

How to Catch Them Guide - to the How to Catch Them Series
Eddie Chambers
This is a book that no collector will want to be without. Eddie Chambers has provided a comprehensive, title by title, appreciation of the original series.
Hardback £17.50

Hugh Falkus - A Life on the Edge
Chris Newton
Hugh Falkus was a gifted and passionate writer, a talented actor, a compelling broadcaster and accomplished film producer, as well as an inspiration to generations of anglers. This is a great biography of a great angler . . .
Hardback £25.00
Leather £135.00

John Buchan on Angling
Keith Harwood
John Buchan is probably best remembered for his spy-thriller, The Thirty-Nine Steps , which was adapted for both film and television- as well as his very successful term as Governor-General of Canada. What is less well-known is that Buchan was a
very keen angler, and this book tells all . . .
Hardback £25.00

Lizarralde - The Man Who Fished for Barbel
John Langridge
Based loosely on fact, Lizarralde follows the thoughts of a Spanish barbel angler as he fishes in 1954. The old man meanders through memories of his life during the Spanish Civil War . . .
Hardback £10.00
Leather £120.00

Marryat - Prince of Fly Fishers
Terry Lawton
George Selwyn Marryat was undoubtedly one of the finest fly fishers of all time. He was the man who, according to Halford, father of the dry fly, taught him everything he knew about tying flies. He was friends with Halford, Francis Francis and William Senior.
Hardback £20.00

Mayflies & More - A Flytyer's Guide to the Chalkstreams
Chris Sandford
Chris is well known for his fishing - as a fly fisher, a vintage tackle collector and a fly tyer. Many of his innovative patterns have been featured in Fly Fishing & Fly Tying and on Sky Sports' TV show Tight Lines.
DVD & Colour Booklet £19.80

More Great Pike Stories
Jon Berry
In this new anthology Jon Berry’s research has turned up some superb stories of pike, from authors that include William Senior, J. W. Martin, ‘Red Quill',…
£16.00

More Mammoth Pike
Fred Buller
For millions of anglers there is no fish quite like the pike. It swims in their imagination, a dark, marauding apparition, fuelling their quest to catch the big one, or even the biggest one. Fred Buller has been back on the trail of these freshwater monsters . . .
Hardback £20.00
Leather £120.00

My Fishing Days & Fishing Ways
J. W. Martin
Hardback £16.00

Nomads of the Tides - Fishing for Irish Sea-trout
Chris McCully and Ken Whelan
Many years in the making, and accompanied by its own website, this book covers everything you need to know about Irish sea-trout and fishing for them. Fifty Irish sea-trout waters are described . . .
Hardback £35.00

Old Father Thames
Peter Stone
This is the story of a lifetime spent fishing the Thames. Much loved Thames angler Peter Stone recalls his adventures on this most historic river: the time he went with his father to night-line for eels in the 1930s; watching brown trout chasing minnows . . . and many more.
Hardback £20.00

One for the Road
Donald MacIntosh
In the author's own words: 'This is not a book about the art of angling. Nor is it a book of the ‘Me and Joe’ genre. I am not an angler of sufficient competence to be able to write with authority about the former, nor do I have any inclination to attempt the latter . . .’ It is a very funny angling book.
Hardback £10.00

Orange Otter
Christopher Knowles
When Courtney Williams published A Dictionary of Trout Flies in 1949, the Rev. Edward Powell of Munslow, Shropshire had more listings in the index than any other name except Pritt and Ronalds. Christopher Knowles, creates a fascinating, highly readable, portrait of Welsh Border fishing and its main characters.
Hardback £25.00

Pike & Perch
Alfred Jardine
A new Medlar hardback edition of Jardine's classic work on pike and perch fishing. Alfred Jardine was a practical angler of long and varied experience and no one had better knowledge of how, when, and where to take these sporting fish. He supplied much useful information…
Hardback £30.00

Richard Walker - The biography of an angling legend
Barrie Rickards
Richard Walker was one of the most influential anglers in the history of the sport. This biography was long overdue when it was published and it took the research and writing skills of Barrie Rickards to bring it to fruition.
Hardback £25.00

River Diaries
Chris Yates
Covering the period from June 1982 until March 1984, these diaries were written after Chris’ twenty-year obsession with carp. In them the author embarks on a new voyage of discovery for the golden barbel.
Hardback £18.00

Rod & Line
Arthur Ransome
One of the great books of angling literature.
Hardback £16.00

Running with the Tide
Simon Smith
Exhilarating and refreshing in its originality, this is a book about fishing and being a fisherman - and how that changes everything. Simon Smith does a fine job of bringing that whiff of ozone and salt . . .
Hardback £20.00

Salmon Fishing
J. J. Hardy
This is a beautiful new edition of J.J. Hardy's classic salmon book of 1907. It includes an updated list (by Andrew Herd) of the 345 salmon flies originally catalogued by Hardy, as well as some superb colour plates of salmon flies tied…
Hardback £35.00

Salmon Fishing and the Story of the River Tweed
William Quarry
This amazing book was conceived as a tribute to the enjoyment Bill Quarry has experienced over sixty years of fishing for salmon on the Tweed.The inspiration for the book comes from a deep respect for the magnificent Atlantic Salmon.
Hardback £55.00

Salmon Fly Patterns - 1766-1914
Andrew Herd
The third volume in The History of Fly Fishing, this book lists chronologically all the famous British salmon fly patterns by author and the many variations of each fly, alongside published tying instructions and a glossary of fly tying terms.
Hardback £25.00

Salmon in Trust
Derek Mills
In the 1950s and 60s salmon populations were under severe threat. Hydro-electric power and poaching gangs were indiscriminately killing large numbers of fish and illegal drift netting was widespread. The story of the Atlantic Salmon Trust.
Hardback £20.00

Saving Scotland's Salmon
Derek Mills
In recent years Scotland's salmon stocks have come under severe threat and battles have been fought on all fronts in an attempt to save it. This is the story of what has been done, and why. Essential reading for anyone with a passion for conservation.
Hardback £20.00

Searching for a Rise - Fishing in the Shadow of Great Anglers
Adrian Latimer
In this new fly fishing book, the author travels with his pen and fly rod, starting in Argentina, then Europe, and ending in the United States.
Hardback £20.00

Shadows & Reflections
Chris Yates
A lovely edition of this popular anthology - a collection of Chris Yates' favourite carp stories. From Sheringham to Ransome and ‘BB' . . .
Hardback £16.00

Sharks - How to Catch Them
John Langridge
Sharks were never included in the original ‘How to Catch Them’ series, but John Langridge has written this useful little book to add to the list. Covering the main species caught around the UK, this book tells you when and how to catch them.
Hardback £12.00

Simply Coarse Fishing
Tony Whieldon
Artist Tony Whieldon is well known in the angling world for his beautiful paintings accompanied by Wainwright-clear handwriting. He has been illustrating fishing books for many years and has now turned his attention to the novice fisherman.
Hardback £6.00

Some of it was Fun
Hugh Falkus
In 1965, Hugh Falkus wrote The Stolen Years, and his plan was that it would be the first in a trilogy. He worked on the second manuscript from time to time, but sadly, the book never materialised and was largely forgotten. Some of it was Fun is certainly part, if not all of that ‘lost’ manuscript.
Hardback £15.00

Something Fishy
Phil Woodhall
You've all heard tall tales of haunted waters, and this book includes some of the greatest angling mysteries, including the ghost of Redmire, mysterious goings-on at Woldale, the Hawk Lake Monk and a floating head. We dare you to take this night fishing!
Leather £110.00

Specimen Fish - How to Catch Them
Peter Stone
This new Medlar edition is probably the most sought after book of the original series. One of the last to be published (in 1969) it was written with the 'everyday angler' in mind. He wanted to write a book, not about the biggest fish, but the best.
Hardback £12.00

Spotty Herberts
Andrew Herd
An anthology of great trout stories Some of the best stories of trout and trout fishing, with contributions from William Caine, J.W. Hills, Arthur Ransome, ‘BB', Edward Grey, Haig-Brown, Ted Hughes, John Gierach, Andrew Motion, J. W. Dunne, Ted Leeson and more.
Hardback £16.00
Leather £110.00

Sticklebacks to Skate
David Tipping
Species hunting is one of the few remaining areas of angling in which there is still scope for a pioneer - there are no magazine features, books or DVDs to tell you how, where and when to catch a stone loach or a viviparous blenny.
Hardback £20.00

Swimming Against the Tide
Peter Gray & Michael Charleston
A great story of salmon conservation success against all odds. It details the pioneering hatchery work of Peter Gray at Kielder and his great achievements in dramatically improving the stocks of salmon on the Tyne.
Hardback £29.00

The Angler in Scotland
Keith Harwood
A new anthology of angling stories from Scotland. From grayling fishing on the Teviot to spinning for pike in Wigtownshire, anglers will surely find something of interest in The Angler in Scotland. Even that rare breed of fisher, the Scottish carp angler, is catered for.
Hardback £20.00

The Best of British Baits
Chris Sandford
The Best of British Baits
is the first in-depth study of artificial baits made in the British Isles. This identification guide is the result of five years' intensive research and traces the history of our lures fishing in Britain.
Hardback £37.50

The Best of British Baits & Supplement
Chris Sandford

The Best of British Baits Supplement
Chris Sandford
This Best of British Baits Supplement is an identification guide to flights, spinners, mounts and bait harnesses.
Paperback £15.00

The Carp Catchers' Club
Maurice Ingham, Walker et al
The Club was not launched upon the angling world with a fanfare of trumpets, nor did its modest origins foreshadow, in any way, the tremendous impact it was later to make on the art of carp fishing throughout the country . . . the fascinating story of the birth of modern carp fishing.
Hardback £60.00

The Complete Book of the Giant Catfish
John Langridge
The European or wels catfish, Siluris glanis, is a recent arrival into the world of sport fishing in Britain. Everything you need to know about this mysterious fish.
Hardback £25.00

The Complete Book of the Roach
Mark Everard
This is the most comprehensive book on the roach ever attempted. Some might say (not without justification) that it is a work of obsession. But roach can become an obsession. This book covers every aspect of the roach and roach fishing…
Hardback £25.00
Leather £130.00

The Deepening Pool
Chris Yates
Hardback £16.00

The Fighting Barbel
Peter Wheat
Since it was first published in 1967, this book has become highly sought after. With contributions from Peter Stone, John Ginifer, Dick Walker, Tag Barnes and others, it is the standard work on early barbel fishing for any enthusiast. This is a beautiful new Medlar edition…
Hardback £20.00

The Glorious Uncertainty
John Aston
John Aston's first book, A Dream of Jewelled Fishes, was published to wide critical acclaim. In this book he delves deeper into what fishing is and what it means to be a fisherman.
Hardback £18.00

The Golden Game Fair
Newton & Jackson
This books celebrates fifty years of the CLA Game Fair - the world’s biggest country sport and countryside event. The event began life with an informal conversation between two game-rearing specialists more than half a century ago.
Harback £5.00

The Hardy Book of the Reel
David Stanley
Since this book was first published in 2010 it has become an indispensable quick guide to the best reels ever made by Hardy, arguably the world’s greatest fishing tackle company.
Hardback £20.00

The Hardy Book of the Salmon Fly
Keith Harwood
Since 1873, Hardy has included hundreds of salmon flies in its annual Anglers’ Guides. In this book Keith Harwood has chosen fifty patterns, which are representative of the history of the salmon fly and of Hardy’s association with it.
Hardback £20.00

The History of Fly Fishing (Volume 1)
Andrew Herd
The History of Fly Fishing
has been completely revised, rephotographed and greatly expanded to 440 pages. This lavishly illustrated work charts the development of fly fishing from the earliest days.
£45.00

The History of the Float (New Edition)
Keith Harwood
A completely new edition of Keith Harwood’s ground-breaking original treatise on the history of British floats. The enduring fascination for floats amongst anglers remains as strong as ever.
Hardback £35.00

The History of the Wilton Fly Fishing Club
John Knott
This book recounts how this famous Club was formed in 1876 on the banks of the Kennet at Hungerford. It illustrates the Club’s highs and lows and details of famous fishermen’s exploits
Hardback £50.00

The House the Hardy Brothers Built
James Hardy
The extraordinary history of the most famous fishing tackle manufacturer in the world. Written by James L. Hardy, the last of the family to have been involved with the firm, the book chronicles the rise of the business from its humble origins.
Hardback£25.00

The Idle Angler
Kevin Parr
Too many angling books focus purely on instruction and tactics, and with modern angling techniques changing by the week, are out of date as soon as they hit the shelves. What of the true essence of angling? The timeless philosophies of the nation’s favourite pastime . . .
Hardback £18.00

The Little Book of Little Fishes
Mark Everard
After the success of The Complete Book of the Roach, Dr Everard turned his attention to the fascinating world of the UK’s smaller species - examining the lives and habitats of minnows, gudgeons, bleak and many others…
Hardback £20.00

The Monarch of the Thames
Warren Hastings
This book was originally printed in 1955, and the author, Warren Hastings, very generously gave some of the profits to the ACA. The original book is now scarce and very collectable.
Hardback £25.00

The Passionate Angler
Maurice Wiggin
Wiggin was one of the most widely read, loved and trusted journalists of the twentieth century, for many years Angling Correspondent for the Sunday Times. This book is dedicated to his friend, Bernard Venables, and like Bernard, Maurice had a great love of the natural world. A fabulous book.
Hardback £18.00

The River at the End of the World - Fly Fishing in Argentine Patagonia
Adrian Latimer
This is a book as much for the armchair traveller as for the active one, but the fisherman or woman who dreams of fishing the rivers at the end of the world will find there are many helpful details included.
Hardback £25.00

The River Prince
Chris Yates
In The River Prince, Chris Yates brings his favourite barbel stories together. All the great barbel tales are here, from Sheringham to Chalmers and Ransome.
£16.00

The Salmon Fishers
Iain Robertson
Probably more books and articles have been written about the Atlantic salmon than any other fish. There is however, an exception - salmon netting - and, in particular, coastal salmon netting in Scotland, a subject of heated debate amongst anglers for
generations . . .
Hardback £30.00

The Silver Tourist - An anthology of great salmon stories
Andrew Herd
The best salmon stories from authors that include 'BB', Negley Farson, Lee Wulff, Hugh Falkus, George Kelson, John Buchan, Courtney Williams, Francis Francis, Haig-Brown, Ted Hughes, Georgina Ballantyne and others.
Hardback £16.00

The Stone-Walker Letters
Peter Stone
In 1952 ‘a chap named Walker’ caught a 40lb carp and became, from then on, a major influence in the life of Peter Stone. From their first meeting in 1956, they exchanged letters and became great friends until Richard Walker’s death in 1985.
Hardback £35.00

The Treatise of Fishing with an Angle (transcript)
Andrew Herd
It's over five-hundred years since The Treatise (arguably written by one Dame Juliana Berners), was hand-printed by letterpress by Wynkyn de Word (William Caxton's apprentice) at Westminister in 1496. It was certainly the first book on angling.
Hardback £10.00

The Trout Angler in Shetland - Past & Present
Keith Harwood
‘See the Shetlands once, and they will haunt you forever.’ So wrote famous angler and author, Negley Farson in 1935 – and Farson should know, since he visited and fished on the islands many times.
Hardback £25.00

The Trout's Tale
Chris Newton
The dashing brown trout is one of our most widespread sporting fish, having colonised half the world in the past century and a half, with a little help from man. In this book Chris Newton explores the reasons for the trout's extraordinary adaptability . . .
Hardback £20.00

The Waterlog Years
Chris Yates
Waterlog was founded in 1996, and Chris Yates contributed regular articles from Issue 1 to 50. This book brings together all of them, and what a great collection it makes.
Hardback £20.00

The Whopper
"BB"
Went off with it? What do you mean, Tigger?” Hoppy sounded incredulous. And so the whole story had to be told. The hooking of Pickle Barrel, the long, stern battle in the darkness, his peril in the weeds, and finally, the towing of the raft and the loss of the rod. A brilliant carp story . . .
Hardback £18.00

Tight Lines - The Story of ABU
Keith Harwood & David Stanley
Few anglers in the Sixties and Seventies were untouched by the splendid Tight Lines! catalogues produced by ABU for the British market. This book gives an insight into the famous company.
Hardback £25.00

Trout Fly Patterns 1496-1916
Andrew Herd
The second volume in The History of Fly Fishing, this book lists chronologically all the famous British fly patterns by author and the many variations of each fly, alongside published tying instructions, a glossary of fly tying terms and useful information.
Hardback £25.00

Trout of the Thames
A. E. Hobbs
£16.00

Tunny - The Rise and Fall of Britain’s Biggest Fish
Chris Berry
In the 1930s, a peculiar annual event started off the north-east coast of England. Each year, in August, film stars, industrialists, society ladies and military heroes descended on Scarborough, determined to land one of the biggest fish in British waters . . .
Hardback £20.00

When the Float Comes In - A Year's Fishing on River, Lake and Sea in the North
East of England
Peter McParlin
Spanning a single calendar year, the author re-lives fishing forays in the North-East, throughout all twelve months from January to December, celebrating key events along the way.
Hardback £22.00

Where the Bright Waters Meet
Harry Plunket Greene
Hardback £16.00

Woldale
Maurice Ingham
A new edition of this lovely book. Maurice Ingham first rose to prominence after the publication of Drop Me a Line. In Woldale he tells of his days at Benniworth Haven (later known as Woldale). The magnificent lake provides a magical setting for perfect days spent fishing . . .
£20.00

Wood Pool (A Carp Water)
“BB"
'I can smell the water now, a faint scent which has something of the sea in it, yet is quite distinctive. Most old pools have this smell. There is a hint of rotting leaves in it, a half-sweet, half-rotten perfume which is very pleasing.'
Hardback £18.00

Zander - How to Catch Them
Barrie Rickards
Zander was never included in the original series, but when we mentioned this to Barrie Rickards, probably the best known pike and zander fisherman, his enthusiasm for the project was evident. Barrie was passionate about zander and this wonderful little book is a real tribute to him.
Hardback £12.00