Former radio journalist and football reporter Peter Bishop took up fishing at an early age and never mastered it!
This fishing book is about his love for the sport and the various and hilarious adventures that occurred on the way. How he once nearly caught a hippo; how the Queen Mother's ghillie thought he was the 'Bishop of Birkenhead' and called him 'your Grace' throughout the day. After finishing the book he won his first ever angling match only to drop the trophy when it was presented.
Although this is a fishing book first and formemost it also chronicles mildly erotic teenage fumblings in Ireland, infestations of maggots at home and the close camaraderie of anglers everywhere.
Exceedingly readable and funny volume.
A warmly enjoyable trawl
A warmly enjoyable trawl through the adventures and misadventures of a man with a gift of being able to laugh at himself, even at times of the deepest adversity... passages of dark humour worthy of Alan Bleasdale.
A warm, funny and at times poignant account... we defy any angler to read this and not laugh out loud-often! Highly recommended.
Wonderful therapy to the stresses and strains of life. Peter’s lovely, self-deprecating style of writing was enjoyable... I truly enjoyed this book.
A must-read for anglers everywhere.
I sympathised, empathised and winced in almost equal measure. I also laughed out loud reading this book, several times; I can commend it no higher than that.
A smashing read... I chuckled all through this book.
Comical book... I don’t know anything about fishing but this still managed to make me chuckle to myself, making this a great read for a rainy afternoon.
Hilarious, self-deprecating ride.