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Fishing with Harry
A tale of piscatorial mayhem

Harry, an incorrigible, engaging and dapper biscuit salesman in his forties, ex-Army and the City, becomes the unlikely angling companion of young Tony, the love-struck, shy 19-year-old accountant who is courting his step-daughter.

Throughout the 1960s, this unique fishing friendship is cemented via a series of largely nocturnal fishing jaunts across London, Essex then further afield, to ponds, gravel pits and rivers.

As mods and rockers hit the scene, Harry and Tony set off at first on buses, then on a scooter and later, more luxuriously, in Tony’s battered green Ford. With huge excitement and more than their share of mayhem and mishap, they cast their lines wherever fish are to be found (or not, as the case may be!)

At times touching, at times bawdy, always amusing – this is a book not just for anglers but for anyone who enjoys a finely-told story.

** All royalties from sales of this book will be donated to the charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) **


Author: Tony Baws
Illustrator: Suzie Baws
ISBN: 978 1 906122 32 4
Published: September 2011
Format: 234 x 156 mm
Binding: Hardback
No. of pages: 240
18 black & white illustrations
Price: £15.99

Fishing with Harry




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Reader reviews

Reviewed by David Leland in August 2014

'Lovingly written and should be lovingly treated.'

David Leland, Screenwriter and Director of The Borgias tv series.

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Press reviews

Reviewed by Keith Arthur of Angling Times in January 2012

'Without doubt the best book, not just angling-related, that I have read in a long time. I promise that you will laugh out loud MANY times during the book. There is some colourful language so it is not a child's read, but it is blooming funny.'

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Reviewed in Waterlog Online in September 2011

'Not exactly your standard fishing yarn and it is all the better for it.'

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