Things ain’t what they used to be in match world
WHAT a great time I had chewing the fat with my match angling contemporaries at Steve Gardener’s book launch! Nattering with Steve Collins, Bob Clampitt, Andy Love, Stuart Cottingham and, of course, Steve himself reminded me what great times we had back in the day.
Pat Newman, who put ‘A Life In Matchfishing’ together with Steve, has done a wonderful job with the research and another old pal and team-mate Dave Roberts has come up with some incredible vintage photos. I was especially pleased to see that I have a couple of mentions, mostly complimentary!
We can all relate to the title – A Life in Matchfishing – and I’m sure that no book produced by one of today’s up-and-coming matchmen would even come close to the scope and intensity of what we old fogies enjoyed and endured.
Steve Gardener (left) has penned a classic.