Book Extract – River Pike – Dilip Sarkar

River Pike
From the foreword by Des Taylor:
“A ‘river pike’ book was long overdue, for since the John Sidley classic ‘River Piking’ of 1987, there has been very little written about piking in rivers; to be perfectly honest there are very few anglers who could write about river piking anyway. I’m glad to say that Dilip has managed to enlist a true ‘expert’ to write on every river mentioned in the book, which, added to his own extensive personal knowledge of the Midland rivers, makes this the most comprehensive work on the subject ever written. This is a book for the piker who wants to catch fish without a name, whilst dreaming that one day the mother of all river pike will take the bait. To quote Roderick Haig Brown, “A River Never Sleeps”, which is so true. For the river piker, the river is constantly changing from day to day and year on year – but as river anglers, we simply would have it no other way.”
Foreword by Des Taylor; Dilip Sarkar MBE, Neville Fickling, Chris Leibbrandt, Chris Fowles, Dr John Tate, Pat Henry, Denis Moules, Bill Rushmer, James Sarkar, Phil Wakeford, Jerry Lloyd, Martin Mumby, David Greenwood, Karen Sarkar, John Cheyne, Terry Theobald, Chris Wardle, Stephen Harper, Paul Belsten, Steve Bown.
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Reviews of ‘RIVER PIKE’
“I am amazed at the quality – I think this must be the top book on river pike – ever!”
“’River Pike’ is absolutely excellent and a ‘must buy’!”
“I love this book, great read and some terrific stories.
“There are bits in this book that inspire and that is what books should be about.”
Description: 245 mm x 190 mm, 204 pages, full colour throughout.
The cloth-bound edition is limited to 500 copies at £35 plus £5 P&P
A leather-bound edition, limited to 30 copies only, numbered, and signed by the author cost £195 plus £12 P&P
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