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Falling in Again

Tales of an Incorrigible Angler

In this rich collection of angling tales, Chris Yates has paired together his experiences of carp, barbel, pike, roach, gudgeon, chub, even bass.

Within each pair of essays, the angling anecdotes mirror each other in strange and surprising ways.

Falling in Again finds Chris in search of a 'lost' carp lake, being mugged on the River Mole, and dangling breadcrust for chub from an overhanging tree, but throughout he is exploring the patterns of angling, the links between angling in boyhood and middle age.

These are tales of fishing in innocence and experience, in which the mysteries of angling remain greater than the man, whose destiny is to keep falling in again.

Author: Chris Yates
Illustrator: Chris Yates
ISBN: 978 1 873674 33 8
Published: November 1998
Latest edition: March 2006
No. of pages: 224
50 black & white illustrations
Price: £6.75

Falling in Again by Chris Yates



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Press reviews

Reviewed by Tom Fort of The Financial Times in August 1998

'Yates is the best writer on fishing today.'


Reviewed by Andrew Herd of Waterlog in September 1998

'A delight...well produced, a compulsive read, but also perfect for dipping into.'


Reviewed in The Daily Telegraph in September 1998

'Yates writes in the dramatic present and transforms the mundane into a series of short stories.'


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