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Struck so many Chords!

- 20/07/2011

Hope you donít mind me contacting you like this, but I wanted to thank you for Tomís book.

I just finished my copy and I donít think Iíve read a fishing book so well written and which struck so many chords. Iím guessing I may be biased as I spent my teens fishing the Wye in the late 70ís and early 80ís, primarily around Builth Wells, staying with fishing friends in a caravan on the banks during the school holidays. This was in the days before the barbel were there, but the chub & dace fishing was great along with Grayling and the odd trout. And it truly is a fantastic river, my sister moved to Ross a few years ago so I do get a chance to get back.

The chapter on the close season, was spot on. I shared this with a few fishing friends and they all have the same sentiment. Although I do think it was more the commercial side of the sport that put the pressure on to have it dropped, rather than the anglers themselves. The owners of the carp ponds didnít want to restrict their earnings to 9 months of the year. Refreshing, too, these days to read a book that doesnít mention carp!

Anyway, I just thought I should let you know how much pleasure the book has given me and Iím sure I shall be reading it again when I get it back from my friends who all want a turn! Iím sure they will enjoy it as much as me.

Wishing you all the best.

Beautiful Brilliant

- 20/07/2011

I have just finished ĎTomís Bookí and thought it was wonderful. Beautiful writing and brilliant pen and ink drawings.

Keep up the good work!

Letter recieved by Rob

- 20/07/2011

I wanted to let you know that I received my copy of Tomís book a couple of days ago (waited until the 16th) and have just finished reading it last night. I can only think of one thing to say. Outstanding.

The design, look and feel of it is spot on. Iíd expect nothing less from you. The writing is excellent - unique, Iíd say, for the mix of subject matter and narrative. Donít think Iíve ever enjoyed a book so much, although I guess it was a little more personal for me, having known you and some of your exploits. In fact, I found some of it a little emotional...

Well done mate. Iím very proud of what youíve achieved there, and so should you be. If you donít win an award for it there is something wrong!
Ade Bristow (Grayling Society):

Well done again

- 20/07/2011

Rob,was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of toms book,cracking read and have attached photo of framed postcards (too good to be kept in envelope!) hope you approve.

Bloody hell!

- 20/07/2011

A masterpiece arrived today, bloody hell mate, bloody WOW!

Tom's Book

- 20/07/2011

Fantastic stuff. Very well done

Tom's Book

- 20/07/2011

Book arrived today. It is beautiful. Congratulations!

Another great book

- 15/07/2011

Hi David,

The leather arrived yesterday and you've done another great job.

I'm also just coming to the end of the book and it's one of the best angling books I've read for a long time. It's a refreshing change to find a fisherman who can actually write well and please pass on my compliments to Robert if you speak to him.

He's got great taste in music too - I've been a big Neil Young fan for many a year!

How are your other projects progressing? My better half is starting to speak to me again so I probably need to spend some more money...



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