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Just some of John Bailey’s Fishing Books

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50 Fish to Catch Before You Die - John Bailey

 

‘A fireside 'dream book'  

 

A beautiful book sure to delight any addicted fisherman - perfect for those days when he/she is housebound - by weather or family ! - and can only dream of those elusive 'wonders of the water'. S. M. Gerschwiler

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Trout at 10,000 feet

Reflections of a passionate fisherman — John Bailey

 

Publ. New Holland 2001  Hbk £12.99   ISBN 1 85974 889 9

An original and very personal collection of stories by John Bailey about his love of fish and the pleasures of fishing. His extraordinary adventures have taken him to some of the most inhospitable places on Earth. This exciting and often humorous book brilliantly captures the majical, mysterious and addictive nature of fishing, as well as introducing us to a motley collection of characters from around the globe.

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Tales from the Riverbank — John Bailey

 

Publ. BBC, £17.99  Hbk  1997, ISBN 0 563 38798 X

 

Fishing stories to accompany the award-winning BBC series of fishing programmes. John shows how a greater understanding of the behaviour and biological makeup of different types of fish can make you a more successful and intuitive angler. This book will inspire both the would-be and practicing angler.

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Travels with a Two-Piece — John Bailey

 

Publ. Crowood Press 1985 Hbk £9.95  ISBN 0 946284 27 X

 

A collection of fishing writings as John travelled around Britain with an ancient two-piece fly fishing rod. The rod, made in the early 1900's from split cane, proved to be as good as catching fish as its modern successors. John relates his many efforts (not always successful) to outwit the most cunning river trout and grayling. Encyclopedic in its richness, this book is about wild trout, sea trout, grayling, seals, badgers, otters, herons, fishermen, river keepers, and - above all - one mans struggle with his sport.- please email us first to check availability of any book BEFORE buying.

Fish eye Fishing — John Bailey

 

Publ. Dorling Kindersley

 

See what the fish sees and transform your ways of fishing - based on underwater photography by John Bailey.

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John Baileys Freshwater Fishing — John Bailey

 

Publ. Dorling Kindersley 1998  Hbk  £19.99 ISBN 0 7513 0543 X

 

A new approach for the freshwater angler, based on a better understanding and knowledge of fish. Internationally renowned Author and television presenter, John Bailey shows how to trade over-emphasis on tackle for insight into the lives of fish and their fascinating habits. Authoritative profiles of every major freshwater fish, linked to clear authoritative explanations of the tackle and techniques which will enable you to catch them.

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The Young Angler

A young enthusiasts guide to angling — John Bailey

 

Publ. Dorling Kindersley 1999 Hbk £7.99 ISBN 1 7513 5562 3

 

Using step-by-step photography, John explains how to cast, choose flies, and most importantly, play and land a catch; before returning it to the water unharmed. Practical advice on all aspects of fishing make this book a must for every young angler.

From Water to Net

An Anglers Album — John Bailey

 

Publ. David & Charles 1991  Hbk  £16.99 ISBN 0 7153 9468 1

 

A collection of anecdotes and detailed descriptions of every aspect of Coarse Angling. The authors love of the sport comes through strongly in this superb book, which will both thrill and inspire every coarse angler.- please email us first to check availability of any book BEFORE buying.

Carp Challenge — John Bailey

 

Publ. The Crowood Press 1994 Hbk £17.95 ISBN 1 85223 789 9

 

Carp are big, beautiful, hard fighting, and intelligent - making them all the more difficult to catch, and greatly sought after by all coarse fishermen. The landing of any carp should be seen as an achievement, and to capture a particularly wary fish is a truly remarkable event. Over forty experiences tell of the waters, the fish, the problems encountered, and the solutions found. Some of the carp are famous, some are secret, but all have taxed the skill and nerve of their pursuers to the limit.

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Carp: the quest for the queen — John Bailey & Martyn Page

 

Publ. Crowood Press 1986 Hbk £15.95 ISBN 0 946284 19 9

 

Containing contributions form over 20 leading authorities on carp fishing, this book ranges across the whole spectrum of carp, from small estate lakes through to the larger waters of Britain and Europe. This book evokes the majesty and charisma of our most wary and long-lived fish, with many stories of seasons spent in pursuit of large and famous individual fish. An important book for all carp anglers - everywhere.- please email us first to check availability of any book BEFORE buying.

Casting Far & Wide - Great Angling Adventures of the World

Compiled by John Bailey

 

Publ. David & Charles1993  Hbk £17.99 ISBN 0 7153 9959 4

 

John here gathers together a unique team who recount some thrilling fishing adventures from Canada, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. A book to enthrall the armchair and practicing angler alike.

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Casting for Gold — John Bailey

 

Publ. The Crowood Press 1991  Hbk  £15.95  ISBN 1 85223 453 9

 

The record of two years fishing in wild exotic places for equally wild, exotic and often rare fish. Ferox fishing in the Scottish Highlands and Western Ireland, wild carp in Europe and the Balkans, and a hunt in the Himalayas for the legendary Mahseer - the biggest freshwater fish in the world. This book offers much information and advice, and is for inspiration and for dreaming of big fish an dplaces far away.- please email us first to check availability of any book BEFORE buying.

Chub & Dace — John Bailey & Roger Miller

 

Publ. The Crowood Press 1990  Hbk £13.95  ISBN 1 85223 243 9

 

John, Roger and six other top anglers have combined to produce this comprehensive account of chub and dace angling. Together they recount the joys and sorrows, the exhilaration and frustrations of fishing for chub and dace on rivers throughout Great Britain. Sound practical advice, and great entertainment.- please email us first to check availability of any book BEFORE buying.

Fishermans Valley: Seasonal Tips for Coarse Anglers
John Bailey

 

Publ. David & Charles  1992  Hbk  £16.99 ISBN 0 7153 9934 9

 

A fascinating introduction to a network of lakes, rivers, streams and gravel pits in rural England, telling the story of a years fishing. A book for the angler / naturalist, exploring the natural history of the seasons, the land, the waters, and advanced fishing techniques.

Perfect Your Float Fishing — John Bailey

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Perfect your Baits — John Bailey

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Perfect your Tackle — John Bailey

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In Visible Waters — John Bailey

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Publ. The Crowood Press 1984 Hbk  £9.95 ISBN 0 946284 80 6

 

In Visible Waters is a unique work. In it, John describes the often long vigils he has spent at the waterside, and the insight he has gained into the lives and behaviour of coarse fish - Barbel, Bream, Carps, Chub, Dace, Eeels, Perch, Pike, Roach, Rudd, and Tench. This book is not just another account of how to fish, but a personal appreciation of the waterside, enriched by long experience

In Wild Waters — John Bailey - please email us first to check availability of any book BEFORE buying.

A Total classic

The Master Angler: Coarse Fishing Season by Season
John Bailey
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Publ. Collins Willow 1997 Hbk  £14.99 ISBN 0 00 218734 5

 

Here at last is a book of refreshing simplicity that strips away all the complicated jargon associated with the modern angling world, and takes the reader back to the fundamentals of the sport. Exploring five common water types - lakes, pits, large rivers, small rivers and canals - during each season of the year, and inspiring anglers of all abilities to approach the waterside with new eyes, new understanding and new ambitions. Taking the reader to the heart of the sport, it provides a clear understanding of how fish think and behave.

Perch: Contemporary days and ways
John Bailey & Roger Miller
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Publ. Crowood Press 1989  Hbk £12.95  ISBN 1 85223 121 1

 

Devastated by disease in the 1970's, perch are gradually re-colonising their former waters. John and Roger have combined to produce this first major study of perch.

Pike: the predator becomes the prey

John Bailey & Martyn Page

 

Publ. Crowood Press, 1985  Hbk  £14.95  ISBN 0 946284 47 4

 

John and Martyn have collaborated with over 20 of Britain's top pike anglers to give an expert view right across the spectrum of modern pike fishing. Essential reference for even the most experienced pike fisherman.

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Roach: the gentle giants — John Bailey

 

Publ. Crowood Press, 1987  Hbk  £10.95  ISBN 1 85223 035 5

 

A comprehensive study of the techniques of today's roach specialists in both rivers and still-waters. Standard methods and exciting modern developments are explored, drawing on the intimate knowledge of a wide range of local experts. The book ranges from the great days at Hornsea Mere at the turn of the century to the exciting fishing now found in the still waters throughout Britain.

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Salmon Fishing: in search of Silver — John Bailey

 

Publ. Crowood Press 1994  Hbk £17.95 ISBN 1 85223 790 2

 

Straightforward instructions for any fisherman starting to fish salmon, including a detailed account of the lifecycle of the salmon, advice on the best tackle, and where to find the best fishing in Britain, and Worldwide.- please email us first to check availability of any book BEFORE buying.

Stillwater Trout Fishing — John Bailey

 

Publ. Crowood Press 1995  Hbk £19.95 ISBN 1 85223 860 7

 

This is a book built on the experience of the Author, who has fished for still-water trout for over thirty years. It also draws on the knowledge of over twenty other experienced anglers who offer specialised information on their own particular area of expertise. All the issues are treated in a straightforward way, and the newcomer will feel instantly at home, finding guidance which will help when faced with baffling challenges of the waterside. A book for the fisherman whio wants to learn, who seeks inspiration, as well as information, and who realises that there are very many challenges waiting fo rthe angler and his fly rod.- please email us first to check availability of any book BEFORE buying.

Fish of the Summer Stillwaters — John Bailey

 

Publ. Crowood Press 1991  Hbk £14.95 ISBN 1 85223 403 2

 

Here, John Bailey along with the help of four other top anglers recounts a selection of tales about fishing on still-waters which makes compulsive reading. John concentrates on the less sought-after species, such as eels, ridd, catfish and wild carp. The book is full of anecdotes of both lazy summer days and practical information on catching over ten different species of fish. Above all, John and his co-writers convey their love of the countryside and their infectious enthusiasm for a way of life which is fishing.

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Mossymere — John Bailey

 

A sensual love story. John’s first novel - please email us first to check availability of any book BEFORE buying.

The Great Anglers — John Bailey

 

Publ. David & Charles 1990  Hbk  £17.99  ISBN 0 7153 9435 5

 

What makes an angler truly great?  What differentiates the great from the very good, and why are some anglers much more successful than others? In this ambitious and fascinating book, John gives the reader a rare insight into the world of great freshwater anglers from Izaac Walton to the present day.

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Tales from the Country Estates — John Bailey

 

Stories told by servants and gamekeepers from the great country estates of Britain—personal anecdotes about life  "below stairs."- please email us first to check availability of any book BEFORE buying.

Rivers of Joy — Paintings by Shirley Deterding and text by John Bailey

 

Publ. Creel Publishing 1992  Hbk  £19.95  ISBN 0 873944 02 0

 

A gallery of lavishly produced paintings and narratives, celebrating the waterscapes of Britain and the World

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