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The Book

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Fishing in the footsteps of Mr. Crabtree is written by author, international fishing guide and TV presenter John Bailey, with cartoon strips, illustrations and flourishes by artist, designer and writer Rob Olsen.

Inspired by the original Mr.Crabtree Goes Fishing, this book is about contemporary angling with a reflective eye on how the sport has evolved.

For the novice angler,Rob Olsen's comic strips provide an entertaining and easy-to-understand 'how to' for many essential set-ups and John Bailey's prose will entertain anglers of any age.

Packed full of useful tips for the modern angler on topics such as knots, floats, rods and reels as well as safety tips and dos and don'ts, it also contains 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Containing previously unpublished photographs from Bernard Venables’ private collection and contributions from some of our angling royalty, this is a must for every Crabtree kid of the past and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 first edition hardback is a beautifully presented book filled with impeccably considered content and stunning illustrations.

ISBN: 978-0-9573992-0-4

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Product Description

You’re viewing the normal edition of the book. There’s also a signed collectors edition available.

Available now, the book is sympathetic in style to the original ‘Mr Crabtree goes Fishing’ that made Mr Crabtree a national treasure and icon to millions of fishermen.

You can buy a first edition of the standard hardback, or one of only 500 signed special edition hardbacks. 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.

Packed with fantastic images, tips and advice, Fishing in the footsteps of Mr. Crabtree takes a modern look at angling and will bring alive the joy and passion all anglers feel when on the bank, pursuing their target fish and all of the action and excitement of hooking, playing and landing it.

The original book inspired millions of new anglers and this new book will be a modern angling classic for today’s angler, in turn inspiring a generation of  young anglers coming into the sport.

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