The northern counties are rich in carping heritage, innovative anglers and highly impressive carp, and Sam Toro has redirected his obsession with pursuing target fish, to the daunting task of gathering stories and storytellers to create ‘The Northern Chapters’. The book follows closely in the footsteps of ‘The Forgotten Chapters’, and with the help and assistance of Gareth Fareham, continues in the spirit of celebrating and bringing together a diverse selection of anglers and stories.
As its title suggests, this book presents a series of chapters and authors based exclusively in the north of England, which in itself is a remarkable twist on carp fishing literature. More remarkable still, are the exploits and adventures of the anglers you will meet, many for the first time, within the pages of this truly captivating compilation. Here, you’ll gain a fascinating insight on the incredible dedication, drive, and sheer hard work behind the pursuit of those elusive northern giants.
At times, even personal safety takes a back seat to relentless campaigns waged on meres and lakes throughout the north, and it soon becomes obvious that the anglers depicted in this book are made of sterner stuff. Some are ‘names’, some are known to those on the northern big carp circuit, and others make their debuts, but every one of them has a story to tell and hard-won secrets to reveal.
‘The Northern Chapters’ is a genuine page-turner of a publication, made all the more enjoyable by the humour and camaraderie running through every adventure. This book pulls no punches in its depiction of an extraordinary group of anglers and their amazing exploits. These tales needed to be told, and at last they have. If you appreciate the true spirit of carp fishing – this is the book you’ve been waiting for.