World Class Match Fishing by Kevin Ashurst with Colin Dyson newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Cassell, 1978, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd impression. [First Edition: April, 1977] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;
From the cover: To followers of match fishing the name of Kevin Ashurst needs no introduction: his amazing record speaks for itself. In this book he passes on the accumulated match fishing lore of his years at the top and demonstrates the careful attention to both theory and practice that has taken him there. The author shows us round his own collection of tackle: he discusses every rod, reel, line and hook (including how to tie hooks), his shot range and such extra angling aids as throwing sticks, catapults and rod rests. He outlines the various techniques of ledgering and devotes a chapter to the types and uses of floats. There are chapters on the breeding and preparation of bait and on the types and mixtures of groundbait needed for different waters and different match venues. A particularly interesting section for British anglers shows what Kevin Ashurst has learnt from European anglers in his years as an international, including the rise of the roach pole as a formidable weapon on the English match scene, and his own approach to pole fishing.
Finally the author takes a look at the mental attitudes that make a top-class match fisherman. His book is a comprehensive and extremely practical guide to the latest match fishing methods by the greatest match angler currently operating on the British open circuit.
In the Modern Angling series.
Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small tear to the bottom corner of the lower panel. Leans slightly. Tanning to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [VIII] 152 pages. Index. 8″ x 5¼”.
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