Many rivers, canals and drainage systems provide excellent opportunities for the carp angler looking for a change from crowded still waters. In this book, some of the most experienced river carp anglers pass on their knowledge of running water carp fishing throughout England.
Topics include: fishing secrets of the countrys top carp fishermen; tactics; tackle; choosing the ideal location; section-by-section breakdowns of several rivers and photographs of prize catches.
Devastated by disease in the early 1970s, perch are becoming more widespread - recolonising their former domains - and an interest in perch fishing has re-kindled. Inspired by this new enthusiasm, John Bailey and Roger Miller had produced this, the first major study of the species. The bulk of the book comprises tales of successful perch fishing trips of the 1980s, but there is also a brief history of Perch Disease, advice on choice of rigs and tackles and information on the use of fish-recorders in perch fishing.