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Royalty Days

Post by steve28fishing » Tue Nov 21 2017 19:05

Looks an interesting one.
I've ordered and paid for a copy.
LEP are only printing 250 copies . ( Until it sells out of course ... then should imagine they'll print some more !! )
The stuff on the legendary Bill and Sonny Warren should be a fascinating read though. ( the Terry Lampard's of the day ).
Not sure they'll be much on piking though ... rely on Nick Peat's chapter in Ultimate for that though.

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Post by Monts » Wed Nov 29 2017 21:15

steve28fishing wrote:
Looks an interesting one.
I've ordered and paid for a copy.
LEP are only printing 250 copies . ( Until it sells out of course ... then should imagine they'll print some more !! )
The stuff on the legendary Bill and Sonny Warren should be a fascinating read though. ( the Terry Lampard's of the day ).
Not sure they'll be much on piking though ... rely on Nick Peat's chapter in Ultimate for that though.
If you like the Avon and have not read it, A Brush with the Avon by the late John Searl is one of my all time favourites. Out of print now, but some cracking fish and of course John's artwork. You may pick it up for around £65.00 pound.

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Post by steve28fishing » Wed Nov 29 2017 21:55

Agreed a brush with Avon is a lovely book.
Avon days and Stour ways by Kevin Crozier is a cracking read as well.
As you say both in demand and rightly so

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Post by steve28fishing » Sat Dec 23 2017 07:53

Looks like my copy has been lost in the ether even though I paid straight away
and was promised pre Christmas delivery.

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Post by Mike J » Sat Dec 23 2017 10:54

As a boy reading the print off Mr Crabtree and his big Chub the Royalty became the cathedral of my angling world.
I was 60 when I first fished it and to be honest it was very disappointing simply because it was full of anglers like me, all there to drop a line in the waters of the Holy Grail but not really intersted in fishing 'hard'.

In truth it is just a well managed commercial fishery, on the edge of medium sized town, crossed by a very busy road and overlooked by houses and footpaths, with a famous tackle shop just outside the high gates.

For any visitor wanting to fish the Avon the Royalty provides an easy opportunity, but dont be fooled into thinking it is the only section available on a day ticket.

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Post by Monts » Sun Dec 24 2017 17:43

Mike J wrote:
As a boy reading the print off Mr Crabtree and his big Chub the Royalty became the cathedral of my angling world.
I was 60 when I first fished it and to be honest it was very disappointing simply because it was full of anglers like me, all there to drop a line in the waters of the Holy Grail but not really intersted in fishing 'hard'.

In truth it is just a well managed commercial fishery, on the edge of medium sized town, crossed by a very busy road and overlooked by houses and footpaths, with a famous tackle shop just outside the high gates.

For any visitor wanting to fish the Avon the Royalty provides an easy opportunity, but dont be fooled into thinking it is the only section available on a day ticket.

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I agree to an extent with what you say Mike, but we have fished the Royalty midweek and had the place to ourselves. It is an iconic water and yes the first few times I did not fish it hard. The walk along the "Cinder Path" sticks in my memory on my first visit. I grew up in East London and as a kid, you read the Angling Times and it's a world away. So when you first visit, it's nostalgia and I like the past. :thumbs:

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Post by Fentiger01 » Thu Jan 04 2018 13:04

I've just ordered a copy as a result of reading through this thread. Thank you, it looks an interesting read :thumbs:

I've always fancied a trip to the Royalty.
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Post by steve28fishing » Sun Jan 07 2018 23:14

Apparently there is a book signing event for this book next Saturday at the royalty Rod Museum.
Can't say I'll be bothering ... a 360 mile one day round trip on a freezing January day where the petrol
cost will exceed the cost of the book does not sound appealing.
Just a heads up if anyone on the forum lives locally.

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Post by Fentiger01 » Sat Jan 13 2018 21:43

Sat down to have a read of my copy this afternoon, lovely book and some smashing photo's from the past - I like it!
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Post by Wat Tyler » Sun Jan 14 2018 10:20

Mike J wrote:
As a boy reading the print off Mr Crabtree and his big Chub the Royalty became the cathedral of my angling world.
I was 60 when I first fished it and to be honest it was very disappointing simply because it was full of anglers like me, all there to drop a line in the waters of the Holy Grail but not really intersted in fishing 'hard'.

In truth it is just a well managed commercial fishery, on the edge of medium sized town, crossed by a very busy road and overlooked by houses and footpaths, with a famous tackle shop just outside the high gates.

For any visitor wanting to fish the Avon the Royalty provides an easy opportunity, but dont be fooled into thinking it is the only section available on a day ticket.

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Maybe to you, but to me it is Nirvana. You can literally feel the angling history when you step onto those hallowed banks. Best of all it is not exclusive to the real ale dribbling elitists that frequent sites such as 'Barbel World'. Anybody can fish there, and for entirely reasonable costs. Every specialist angler should pay homage at least once in an angling lifetime.
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Post by Fentiger01 » Sun Jan 14 2018 10:33

Wat Tyler wrote:
Best of all it is not exclusive to the real ale dribbling elitists that frequent sites such as 'Barbel World'.
Quality that post. You certainly had me chuckling this morning Wat. :laughs: :laughs: :laughs:
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Post by Wat Tyler » Sun Jan 14 2018 10:48

Fentiger01 wrote:
Wat Tyler wrote:
Best of all it is not exclusive to the real ale dribbling elitists that frequent sites such as 'Barbel World'.
Quality that post. You certainly had me chuckling this morning Wat. :laughs: :laughs: :laughs:
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Post by Mike J » Sun Jan 14 2018 10:55

Wat,

"Pay Homage"
Yes I totally agree with that sentiment. :worthy:

Indeed, if your of a certain age a Royalty visit cannot fail to quicken the pulse as you walk towards the water for the first time.

I fish sections of the Avon frequented by 'famous names' of the barbel world and have found only a couple to have an elitist attitude, but then isn't elitism prevelant in some form in all branches of angling be it chub, pike or even salmon fishing?

Real ale, well the Ringwood Brewery takes draws its water from the Hampshire Avon so drinking the occasional pint of 'Best' not only supports the local ecomomy but to anglers can be compared to imbibing Holy Water (unless of course, you live in Eire :grin: ).

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Post by Fentiger01 » Sun Jan 14 2018 21:30

Wat Tyler wrote:
You should put it high up on your bucket list mate. I'm sure you would love it.
Just finished the book Wat, it is a very, very nice read.

The Royalty has been on my bucket list for a long time mate, as are a pretty big bunch of other places. I'm just waiting for my young lad (7) to be old enough to come along and enjoy it with me. I've a feeling that this year will be a great year for both of us to do a bit of travelling around fishing together.

Great book, really enjoyable read! (Number 227 of 350 hardbacks)
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Post by mario123 » Fri Jan 19 2018 02:16

ive read a good part of the book and ive really enjoyed it and the pictures are great to

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Post by steve28fishing » Sat Jan 20 2018 11:27

Really enjoyed this book..... the Warrens could catch fish !
Never fished the Hampshire Avon before but has made me want to.
Saw Terry Theobald on his facebook page went down to the book launch.
Later in the afternoon he trotted some maggots on the Royalty and snared a 7lb 8oz chub !
Obviously still some monsters in this stretch of the river.

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Post by Fentiger01 » Sun Jan 21 2018 21:32

steve28fishing wrote:
he trotted some maggots on the Royalty and snared a 7lb 8oz chub !
That is absolutely gargantuan! :thumbs:
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