• Yours for £1000, a £14.99 book

    by  • November 5, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    It would seem unwise to do your book shopping at Fishing Tackle Direct, if its prices for two carp books are anything to go by. The company is advertising Carp Fishing Masterclass and The Fox Guide to Modern Carp Fishing for the bargain price of £999.99 on eBay. It’s even charging £2.90 for postage, though at that price, it could have the book delivered by Rolls-Royce. Take a look on Amazon, and you can buy the same book for £14.99 – and I’ve seen it advertised as low as £10. Perhaps the information in it is worth £1000. But somehow, I doubt it.


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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