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Dave Lane A flick of the tale


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Fantastic read, the work and effort he puts into his fishing is amazing. Found this book an inpiration to me and makes me want to get back out after a certain carp i've been targeting for years.

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this is one book i will read one day, think he is an out and out good angler/carper and seems a decent bloke as well

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Got to agree, great read !

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I'm reading this at the moment and I'm loving it for two reasons:

* Its a well written account by a guy that has put in a great deal of effort.

* The way the book has been produced is fantastic. The type face used and the way it flows into the photos used.

Top Read!!

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i have now read this and must agree, what a read, and had me crying with laughter at times :)

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Sore point, I've lent a signed copy out and can't remember who to!

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oh dear, dont ya just hate that. there was some signed copy's at the carp show and i really wish i got one now

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I've done the same with a signed "in pursuit" too, I always grab books at Stoney do raffles and they've always been done.

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just hate it when ya lend stuff out and dont come back, aint far short of theft tbh

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I got this book for Christmas and read it cover to cover in three sittings!
A fantastic read and truly inspirational. The chapters on Colnemere and the black mirror are absolutely gripping, you know what's coming due to Dave's published results but that doesn't spoil the excitement as you read into the world of these large, daunting venues that are sprinkled with a few historic carp.
Dave Lane's writing is littered with humour and a great sense of the tragedy that some times arises in carp fishing. The effort that he puts into his fishing is astounding and a lesson to all.
I did really love the book but there are a few "niggles". It has to be said, I am not a fan of the font/typeface used although I did get used to it eventually. Also, the book lacked detail in places, particularly with regard to describing some of the other waters as opposed to the Mere (when compared to the level of detail used in "an obsession with carp").
The photographs used (many as full-page plates) are also stunning throughout the book.
On the whole, a great book. Highly recommended.
Best fishes...




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