2011 1st edition. Little Egret Press. St. Germans, Cornwall.
Ppxii,179. Colour & b/w photographs, b/w vignettes by Tom O'Reilly, bibliography. Green boards. Edition ltd to 600 copies. Mint in dust-wrapper. Signed by Tom O'Reilly.
Len Arbery reminisces about barbel fishing, including stories of fishing with many noted barbel anglers such as Bob Harrington, Steve Hare, Bob Buteux, Fred J. Taylor, Bill Quinlan and others. Chapters include; the beginning ...and the end?; my very first barbel; Royalty reflections; Firework Night; barbel do give small bites; sometimes ...it all proves worthwhile; back in the barbel swim; back in the barbel swim II; touch legering; winter barbel fishing; present barbel fishing; trials and tribulations, by Tony Arbery; an early bath, by Ron Chant; puzzling barbel, by Bob Harrington; barbel baits, past and present, by Dave Cohen; a season to savour, by Steve Hare; instinct or experience?; postscript.