Reservoir fishing book suggestion?

JayP

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I've read it, good book, with some useful tips, as is 'A passion for Trout' by Mick O'Farrell.

^ apologies, not much of a review, but they are both good books by real anglers who know how to fish.

Thanks for all the replies guys - I've gone with the Adrian Freer option as my mate is going to be fishing the same reservoirs as the author.

I've also bought the Loch Fishers Bible but that's for me.

JY you are on my ignore list but I do unfortunately still see your posts when you're quoted, as usual nothing of substance to add it seems.

Once again thank you all for the recommendations :thumbs:
 

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I could not find the book I was looking for.:eek:mg:
But for future reference here are some other books
Resrvoir trout fishing - Tom Saville
Reservoir trout fishing - Bob Church
Competative Fly-fishing -Tony Pawson
Flyfishing skills on Stillwater -Peter Mckenzie Philps
 

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I could not find the book I was looking for.:eek:mg:
But for future reference here are some other books
Resrvoir trout fishing - Tom Saville
Reservoir trout fishing - Bob Church
Competative Fly-fishing -Tony Pawson
Flyfishing skills on Stillwater -Peter Mckenzie Philps

I've just picked up a copy of Tom Saville reservoir trout fishing im pleased to see you recommended it.
Al
 
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I find some of the North American books increasingly useful as our reservoirs get invaded by signal crayfish, shrimps etc...:guinness:
 

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Ivens' book has been superseded by later books.
Some most excellent books have been referred to but the emphasis is very much on boat fishing.
For someone wanting to fish reservoirs Brian Clarkes' The Pursuit of Stillwater Trout is highly recommended,


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The one that influenced my approach to reservoir trout fishing most was probably Arthur Coves, My way with trout, not to everyone's taste but timeless IMHO. Still available, new and second hand.
He wasn't by any means the only influence there were many, many, more.
He was in the Tom Ivens, Dick Shrives, and slightly later, Richard Walker and Bob Church era, all of whom wrote books that still stand up today. For those preferring an imitative approach Brian Clarke's book was a ground breaker!
 

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The Loch Fishers' Bible is a really splendid book but it is about trout fishing in Scotland as inferred by the title.
The Pursuit of Stillwater Trout by Brian Clarke is my recommendation to anyone getting into reservoir trout fishing. It takes you from initial failure right through to enlightenment. Although it was written long ago it is still a great read and relevant.
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Thanks richfish, will the tips and techniques in the book mentioned transfer to waters such as Grafham, Pitsford and Elinor?
I think Mastering the Nymph by Gordon Fraser would be better suited.
 

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I've just realised this is an older thread, how did the op,s buddy get on with his transition to reservoir fishing?

Al
Well he moved to Wales and fishes rivers and small llyns and I moved from Portugal back to the UK and live about 15 minutes from Grafham water. Fished Grafham for about 2 years now and had some cracking days from bank and boat including a very nice and memorable 5lb brownie on a dry daddy last summer.

Book wise I bought Dennis Moss's Trout From a Boat
 
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