My Way with the Pole - Tom PickeringPisces Angling Publications, 1989, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.
From the cover: “Pole fishing is probably the fastest growing sector within angling — Britain’s most popular outdoor pursuit. It began here less than two decades ago, but did not really take off properly with match and pleasure anglers until 1983. Around that time we saw the mass production of the first carbon poles, longer and lighter than the earlier glass jobs. Almost overnight poles went from 8 metres in length to 14 metres, but stayed about the same weight!
Suddenly, anyone could use a long pole effectively, and demand for the equipment, and for information about the techniques, has snowballed at an ever-increasing pace. Remarkably, there has not been an up-to-date book on the subject since the most important stage of the pole revolution really got going — until now.
England international match angler Tom Pickering, and well-known angling journalist Colin Dyson, have combined their considerable talents to produce this complete guide, from the basics right through to the most advanced techniques. They cover the choice of tackle, make sense of the bewildering array of floats and reveal the secrets of Pickering’s successes with the pole for all the popular species, including roach, bream, carp and eels.
They have also produced the first fully comprehensive history of England’s involvement in the World Championship, listing all the results and the names of every England international..”