A comic carp fishing adventure in the rain

by Will Martin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/31/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781477230534
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781477230541

About the Book

Russell invites three friends to fish a secluded lake. Big carp, ferocious wildlife and Star Wars all lurk in the spring fed water. A weekend carp fishing that unfolds into a comic nightmare.

There had been a crash further down the bank. In a petty way, Collin hoped it was Russell falling in. It was far more likely that Russell would come back with a twenty pounder under each arm, having caught them using only his hat.

The publisher suggested I use a powerful hook on the cover to get my readers attention. I've chosen a barbless size six, short shank, Raptor.

About the Author

Carp fishing is not a sport, it's not a pastime and it's not a hobby. It is an all consuming passion that drives men away from warm beds, good pubs and beautiful women.

Will Martin has been described as a fanatical carp fisherman; he has also been described as an idiot, usually by beautiful women, pub landlords and makers of warm beds. He has been fishing for over 40 years, not continuously of course although he does have the crazy ambition of fishing for a whole year.

He drifted through all the usual stages of a lifelong fisherman, from tiddler bashing on the Chase in Dagenham through to carp stalking on distant backwaters in Norfolk and Oxford. Pike fishing, specimen roach tench and big bream have all featured in his career, but since the late seventies carp have held a special place in his heart and for the last 15 years have been a small obsession. He is often found with his fishing partner, friend and little brother Steve, with whom he has shared many long road trips fishing across the south of England.

A keen amateur writer with a love of the English language Will started keeping, as many fishermen do, a journal of his fishing trips. This love of writing and his inherent sense of humour resulted in this book. He is currently writing part two of this fishing adventure and plans to publish next year.

As every fisherman knows it not always about what you catch, it's about being there. Will is happiest when surrounded by green overlooking wind ruffled water. His best carp to date is a 42lb 4oz mirror taken from a lake in Kent, although he will be the first to say that size is irrelevant and catching nothing is just an occupational hazard. Will is, at this moment, either fishing, planning to go fishing, writing about fishing or dreaming about it.

Fanatic or idiot? It depends on whether you are a beautiful woman with your own pub and a warm bed, or a fellow fisherman.