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The Collector’s Edition


***Please note – This edition can now be purchased from Coch-y-Bonddhu****

Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr. Crabtree is sympathetic in style to the original 'Mr Crabtree goes Fishing' that made Mr Crabtree a national treasure and icon to millions of fishermen.

Written by author, international fishing guide and TV presenter John Bailey, with cartoon strips, illustrations and flourishes by artist, designer and writer Rob Olsen.

Own one of only 500 special first edition hardbacks, finished to a high standard with ribbon, tail bands and a unique cover. We will accommodate requests for specific numbers on a first come, first served basis. Please get in touch if you have specific requirements you'd like to discuss. The first 250 of these books are signed by John Bailey.

A contemporary homage to Mr. Crabtree Goes Fishing, packed full of useful tips for the modern angler as well as many reverential nods to the original classic, Fishing in the footsteps of Mr. Crabtree is both a pleasure and an informative read for everyone from the complete novice to the compleat angler…

Containing previously unpublished photographs from Bernard Venables’ private collection and contributions from some of our angling royalty, this is a must for every Crabtree kid of the past and the future…

Produced exclusively in the UK, this limited edition hardback is a beautifully presented book filled with impeccably considered content and stunning illustrations.

To request a specific number, please get in touch with us.

ISBN: 978-0-9573992-0-4

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“A modern masterpiece from front to back” – The Angler's Mail






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