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Dick Walker with Still Water Angling  

Dick wrote many books, the first was actually about rabbits, The Book Of the Flemish Giant Rabbit, but it was in 1952 that Rod Building For Amateurs was published following his six years experience with design and making his own split-cane rods, that produced the famous MKIV rod which caught the record breaking 44-pounder Clarissa.

His last book was Dick Walker's Coarse Fishing in 1983. However since then, several other books have been released from the extensive material written in his articles and large collection of photographs, as well as reprints of some of the classics.

A full bibliography is available here.

Below are some titles that are currently in print and available for purchase.

 

Title by:

The Medlar Press

No Need To Lie
Richard Walker

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of No Need to Lie, a special limited edition reprint of the original was released in Dec 2014.

No Need To Lie was written as result of an ongoing campaign waged by Peter Thomas.  RSW wrote to share his ideas and knowledge, to provoke discussion and try to help others catch fish, rather than write about how and what he caught.  Pete was insistent though that readers would be interested to hear some accounts of Richard’s ‘best’ catches, and so it is thanks to him that the original book was released in 1964.

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Title by:

The Medlar Press

Richard Walker | Biography of an Angling Legend
Barrie Rickards

Richard Walker was one of the most influential anglers in the history of the sport. His biography was long overdue when published in 2007 and it took the research and writing skills of Barrie Rickards to bring it to fruition. The book gives a remarkable overview of Dick’s angling achievements and an in-depth analysis of the person and angler that he was. It also includes a substantial personal perspective from Dick’s widow Pat, giving an insight into him as a family man, and tributes from some of today’s best-known anglers. Whether or not there is ever a successor to Dick in the angling world, this book records for posterity the extraordinary contribution made by this one man in the twentieth century. His is a hard act to follow . . .

Winner of two Book of the Year Awards: Angling Times and Angler's Mail

Available from The Medlar Press for £25

 

Richard Walker Biography of an Angling Legend by Barrie Rickards

     
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Titles by:

Peter Maskell Publishing Services

     
The Carp Godfather  

Foreword by Chris Yates

Limited Edition Signed by Peter Maskell

THE Diamond Jubilee of the capture of Clarissa, Dick Walker’s record breaking 44lb carp, is being celebrated with the launch of a new Dick Walker book, The Carp Godfather edited by Peter Maskell.

The 195-page hardback book contains articles on all aspects of carp fishing, including tackle, tactics and baits, written by Dick, who held the carp record for nearly 28 years, during the 1950s, Sixties and Seventies. There’s also a fascinating insight into the pioneering days of carp fishing, with the formation of the Carpcatchers’ Club after the end of World War II.
Enjoy the exploits, successes and failures of his angling pals, Peter Thomas, Maurice Ingham, Pat Russell and Fred J. Taylor as they tackle waters like Mapperley Reservoir, Woldale, Hunstrete, Dagenham and Redmire, illustrated by very rare photographs of their catches.

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Fishing With Walker

THERE’S a special treat in store for Dick Walker fans with the launch of a brand new book by the Maestro.

Fishing With Walker contains articles from Fishing magazine and Angling Times – none of which have appeared in book form before.

There are sections on all the major species and how to catch them; tactics, hard-hitting and side-splitting comments on a wide range of topical issues and much, much more. Many of the supporting photographs have never previously been published.
Discover which fish was Dick’s favourite species, how he came face to face with a 7lb perch, when barbel bite best, the myth of Redmire and the mystery of the monsters of the Great Ouse.
There are controversial comments on the lack of angling on TV, the close season debate, groundbaiting and shotting patterns.

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Be My Guest

BE MY GUEST by Dick Walker is an invitation that you simply can’t refuse. Join the Maestro on the riverbank and lakeside for a Masterclass on how to catch all the major species – barbel and bream, carp and chub, perch and pike, roach and rudd, tench and trout and grayling and salmon.

Share the excitement as you fish as the personal guest of the greatest all-round angler of all times during a calendar year that spans all the variations of temperature and water heights and conditions.

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