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#13673 by Snape
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:21 am
Due for release through Little Egret Press in August is forum member Stuart Harris's (The Sweetcorn Kid) first book. A collaboration of diary events, blog pieces and the eBook rolled into one year's worth of angling.


From Carbon To Cane

by Stuart Harris

This collection of diary events piece together one man’s journey to a better place. The year detailed was a very important one for Stuart Harris, for it was the realisation that there is so much more to angling than merely capturing fish.
The journey starts with a successful trip to one of Stuart's favourite places, Redmire Pool. On this particular session he arrived with the tools of a modern day carp fisher: carbon rods, the latest technology and an attitude that meant the rods would fish constantly throughout the five days. The final diary event is a return to the same pool almost one year later, but with an entirely different outlook.
This time he was armed with rods of built cane, fifty year old reels and a Kelly Kettle.
In between these two poignant trips, Stuart tackles the challenge of fishing the Moat, a water local to him that is reputedly the home of monsters. He also fishes the Thames, Waggoners Wells and River Farm, discovering along the way a more traditional approach to this wonderful sport. Stuart shows us how a walk along the waterside can be just as thrilling as the same walk with a rod in your hand, sometimes better.
from Carbon to Cane does not seek to educate, but rather to demonstrate the enjoyment can be achieved by simplifying things. Lose the complication so often involved with angling and open up a world of relaxation and wonderment.

This delightful book shows a further side of Stuart Harris; that of a budding wordsmith and I think you will find his infectious enthusiasm and sheer determination in pitting his wits against the wily carp is put in such a competent and readable way.
There are discourses with other species and venues but the underlying theme remains the Moat and the problems incurred trying to extract its occupants. Overall From Carbon to Cane gives an good insight into how some anglers are successful while others just dream of success.

From the Foreword by Chris Ball

From Carbon To Cane is 210 x 148mm in dimension, and is 135 pages long. The book is richly illustrated throughout with photography and artwork.

Limited Cloth Edition:
400 copies only, all signed and numbered by the illustrator, Tom O'Reilly M.A. £26.95

Leather Bound Edition:
25 copies only, all signed, numbered and hand-bound by Stuart Harris and Tom O’Reilly. This edition is fully leather bound, comprising edge-gilded pages, oasis goatskin leather, spine bands, marker ribbon and headbands. This edition is finished with gold-tooling detail, and presented in a marble paper covered slipcase. £185.00

Publication date: Aug, 2013
Pages: 135 ... book&id=88

#13682 by Dommo
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:47 am
Wow! Really want to give that a read. Thanks for writing it SK!

#13701 by stalkingluke
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:29 pm
Will be ordering mine shortly, looking forward to reading it well done SK.

#13703 by loop erimder
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:40 pm
Mind you apparently its only a booklet :P Mine is on order can't wait :D

#13753 by JAFFA
Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:46 am
Received mine this morning.......

Stuart, please accept my thanks for writing the book and I look forward to catching up for you to sign it for me at some point.

kind regards Jeff

#13971 by Steven
Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:03 pm
Recieved my copy for Christmas, a great read. Thanks SK

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