The Secret Carp

The Secret Carp is a fishing book with a difference. As The Independent comments, it is one of the few books that manages to capture the real joy of fishing in such a way that even a non-angler could be seduced.

Author: Chris Yates


ISBN: 1873674287

Category: History

Page: 172

View: 655


"The Secret Carp is a fishing book with a difference. As The Independent comments, it is one of the few books that manages to capture the real joy of fishing in such a way that even a non-angler could be seduced. It tells the true story of the events of a single day and night beside an English carp lake in high summer. When he stumbled upon a long-neglected, overgrown lake holding some monster carp, Chris Yates knew that he had discovered the kind of place about which every carp angler dreams. He set about trying to catch the huge, elusive inhabitants with rod and line. It was a quest that was to reveal many insights into the secretive behaviour of this king of freshwater fish and bring him thrillingly into contact with his quarry. Waiting, watching and stalking, quite undeterred by the damp sleeping bag and the cold. Yates' enthralling story whispers adventure and promise. And it is punctuated by moments of great drama as monster fish disturb the tranquil world of the angler. Fishermen of all persuasions will enjoy this masterful angling chronicle."

The Secret Carp

The true story of a single day and night an angler spent trying to catch monster carp at an English lake.

Author: Chris Yates


ISBN: 0811700453

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 670


The true story of a single day and night an angler spent trying to catch monster carp at an English lake.

Biology and Ecology of Carp

Carp Baits. Beekay International, Withy pool, UK. Uitbeijerse, A. At the end of the Rainbow. International carper 118: 183–187. Yates, C. 1986. Casting at the Sun. Pelham Books, London, pp. 232. Yates, C. 1992. The Secret Carp.

Author: Constanze Pietsch

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482206654

Category: Science

Page: 394

View: 996


Carp are the backbone of a growing aquaculture industry. They facilitate scientific progress as a model species in laboratories, cause concern for ecosystem managers as an invasive species, and mesmerize anglers as big game. In addition, ornamental koi carp fascinate hobby breeders. Biology and Ecology of Carp covers all these facets of this freshwater fish. Informative and engaging contributions from renowned experts review the current state of research on carp and present their original findings. Thirteen cross-linked chapters provide an exhaustive yet easily accessible treatise explorinig: Carp aquaculture Natural and artificial reproduction Feeding and growth Ecosystem effects of carp Effects of disease agents and toxic substances on carp Color illustrations and infoboxes help readers navigate technical terms and complex concepts, explaining how carp interact with their natural and artificial environments. This book is suitable for everyone interested in carp—from scholars to anglers.

Fly Fishing for Sharks

If somebody was to kill a carp I think they'd string him up. ... I've never known anybody to gut hook a carp. ... The base ingredients of our secret carp bait recipe were Wheaties, molasses, vanilla, cornmeal, flour, ...

Author: Richard Louv

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743225755

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 496

View: 324


For three years, journalist Richard Louv listened to America by going fishing with Americans. Doing what many of us dream of, he traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from trout waters east and west to bass waters north and south. Fly-Fishing for Sharks is the result of his journey, a portrait of America on the water, fishing rod in hand. To explore the cultures of fishing, Louv joined a bass tournament on Lake Erie and got a casting lesson from fly-fishing legend Joan Wulff He angled with corporate executives in Montana and fly-fished for sharks in California. He spent time with fishing-boat captains in Florida, the regulars who fish New York City's Hudson River, and a river witch in Colorado. He teamed secrets of fishing and living from steelheaders in the Northwest, Bass'n Gals in Texas, and an ice-fisher in the North Woods. Along the way, he heard from one of Hemingway's sons what it was like to fish with Papa and from Robert Kennedy, Jr., how fishing changed his fife. As he describes the eccentricities, obsessions, and tribulations of dedicated anglers, he also uncovers the values that unite them. He reveals the healing qualities of fishing, how it binds the generations, how the angling business has grown, and how the future of fishing is threatened. But most of all, Fly-Fishing for Sharks is about the unforgettable characters Louv meets on the water and the stories they tell. From them, Louv learns about our changing relationship with nature, about a hidden America -- and about himself.

The Ultimate Guide to Fishing Skills Tactics and Techniques

There was a mighty swirl and both carp streaked away like meteors. That was my chance and I missed it.” —Chris Yates, The Secret Carp, Merlin Unwin Books, Great Britain, 2002 10. Fly-Fishing the Great Carp Unknown “In Carp in North ...

Author: Jay Cassell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620872918

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 800

View: 947


With fishing advice from such experts as Bill Dance, Roland Martin, Wade Bourne, Tom Rosenbauer, Kirk Deeter, Charlie Meyer, Conway Bowman, and Lamar Underwood, The Ultimate Guide to Fishing Skills, Tactics, and Techniques profiles all of the major gamefish in both fresh and salt water and reveals pro secrets on how to catch them. Learn how Roland Martin entices largemouths with striking lures. Study Bill Dance’s twenty tricks for consistently catching bass in thick weed beds or clear, open water. Want to know what Kirk Deeter and Charlie Meyer have learned from their years of fly fishing for trout? How about Lamar Underwood’s tools for success? It’s all here, divided into sections on bass, trout, walleyes, pike-pickerel-muskellunge, panfish, salmon, steelhead, catfish, ice fishing, and salt water fishing for easy reference. You’ll also find sections on knot tying, boats and boating, comfort and safety on the water, and even delicious recipes for cooking your fresh caught fish. This volume also includes a classic reading section featuring stories from such fishing literary legends as Nick Lyons, Ted Leeson, John Taintor who remind us what fishing is really all about.

Global Heritage Assemblages

This rhetoric combined with the aesthetic appeal of the highly visual content of Asmara: The Secret Modernist City can explain why Roxanne Hakim, Arlene Fleming«s successor as World Bank Task Team leader for CARP in 2006, ...

Author: Christoph Rausch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315414959

Category: Architecture

Page: 226

View: 352


UNESCO aims to tackle Africa’s under-representation on its World Heritage List by inscribing instances of nineteenth- and twentieth-century modern architecture and urban planning there. But, what is one to make of the utopias of progress and development for which these buildings and sites stand? After all, concern for ‘modern heritage’ invariably—and paradoxically it seems—has to reckon with those utopias as problematic futures of the past, a circumstance complicating intentions to preserve a recent ‘culture’ of modernization on the African continent. This book, a new title in Routledge’s Studies in Culture and Development series, introduces the concept of ‘global heritage assemblages’ to analyse that problem. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork, it describes how various governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental actors engage with colonial and post-colonial built heritage found in Eritrea, Tanzania, Niger, and the Republic of the Congo. Rausch argues that the global heritage assemblages emerging from those examples produce problematizations of the modern’, which ultimately indicate a contemporary need to rescue modernity from its dominant conception as an all-encompassing, epochal, and spatial culture.

Smuggling Dna

I know the secrets my bubbles possess. You knew a secret about the carp. The carp secret was what everyone was banking on using to inhabit Europa.” If you know the secret, then it isn't a secret. “Explain, please.” Fine.

Author: Sunny Day

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665531863

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 773


Lilly read the largest pre-Columbian empire on Earth was destroyed by the Spaniards’ smallpox, horses, and guns. As the Spaniards took over the Incas’ mines they increased the silver and its dust making them the first massive toxic-air polluters on Earth. Lilly decided to write a science fiction story about evil scientists destroying people not with viruses or guns but with contaminated DNA. She’d rescue humans with help from her family, friends and Futurism, a non-carbon-based being. Futurism would use mysterious floating-molten dust to repair Lilly’s DNA while he taught her how to properly respond to someone who was flirting with her. Naturally, Lilly would practice his lessons while she told Futurism her story about stopping time, traveling to Earth’s last ice age, and Smuggling DNA.

The Old Man and the Sand Eel

antique rod and single grain of corn, wrote a scathing attack on the direction of the sport in his brilliant 1997 book The Secret Carp: 'this standardization has gone beyond a joke. Not only do the majority of carp anglers have to fish ...

Author: Will Millard

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241977699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 670


'A wonderfully fluent account of how the strange magic of water and the beings that inhabit it can enchant and intoxicate' Chris Yates Growing up on the Cambridgeshire Fens, Will Millard never felt more at home than when he was out with his granddad on the riverbank, whiling away the day catching fish. As he grew older his competitive urge to catch more and bigger fish led him away from that natural connection between him, his grandfather and the rivers of his home. That is, until the fateful day he let a record-breaking sand eel slip through his fingers and he knew that he had lost the magic of those days down by the river, and that something had to change. The Old Man and the Sand Eel is at its heart the story of three generations of men trying to figure out what it is to be a man, a father and a fisherman. It plots Will's scaly stepping stones back to his childhood innocence, when anything was possible and the wild was everywhere. *** '[Will Millard] is a master wordsmith and his first book is a joyful testament to that' Isabelle Broom, Heat '[Will Millard] writes with a genuine sense of humility (...) humour and reflection' Kevin Parr, Countryfile 'Delightful and informative (...) beautifully drawn (...)The Old Man and The Sand Eel will be enjoyed by anyone who loves the challenge and mystery of baiting a hook and plopping it into the water' Spectator 'This is post-modern nature writing that embraces beauty where it finds it and marvels at nature's tenacity (...) But there's more here than just fish. This is also a book about growing up, about how to retain a connection with those who raised you while forging your own identity - what to keep and what to discard. And it's about men. The strong surges of emotion that both draw them together and keep them apart, and the shared pastimes which recognise that intimacy and meaning aren't always accompanied by words' Olivia Edward, Geographical