note all pre-ordered and paid for copies of the hardback will be
despatched commencing on 24/08/2010. Many thanks for your patience in
I bring you some sad news that angling legend and elder statesmen Derrick Davenport passed away on 7th August 2010, aged 90.
have been working on Derrick's book 'Fishing for Life' for a year and
the book is now available but it's very sad that Derrick died just 3
days before the books were delivered so he never got to see the
finished product, that upsets us but hopefully now his name will live on
as the legend that he truly was.
This is the long awaited angling autobiography by one of angling's true elder statesmen, Derrick Davenport.
at 90 years of age, his passion and enthusiasm for the great sport of
angling is as strong as the day he caught his first fish at two years of
age. The fish was a stickleback caught in a penny net and was rushed
home to proudly show his dad.
At that moment a love was born, a love that persisted when other loves, throughout a long life have died or mellowed.
that day Derrick has gone on to fish a great variety of waters at home
and abroad, catching specimens of many species, some exotic, the world
His spirit of adventure also shines through and it is no wonder when one hears about some of his exploits.
example, how many men would start skiing at the age of 59 years of age
and end up careering fearlessly down an Olympic ski slope and survive to
tell the tale?
Davenport is one of the greatest characters angling has ever known and
it's unlikely that we will see his likes again, he also happens to be
one of the most humble and down to earth gentlemen one could meet,
despite his many talents and achievements.
this book he writes of his early days in angling, where he fished
waters such as Redmire, Wadhurst, The Hampshire Avon and The Great Ouse,
of his times with Dick Walker, the Taylor brothers and other anglers of that forgotten era.
then takes us fishing around the world, as far afield as Australia and
many other countries in between, including Norway, Alaska, Florida and
Madeira to name but a few. He also seems to have the 'knack' of catching
big fish wherever he goes but loves nothing more than returning home to
his beloved Hampshire Avon for a spot of float fishing on pin and cane.
legend Fred J Taylor wrote the foreword shortly before his death and
John Searl the introduction, both write with genuine affection and
admiration about their great friend Derrick.
This book is a 'must' for all who appreciate the true spirit of angling and adventure.
Foreword by FRED J TAYLOR, Introduction BY JOHN SEARL
Limited edition of 250 Hardback copies at £29.95 plus £5 P&P
40 Leather bound’s with slip case at £165 plus £10 P&P (SOLD OUT)
If you want to buy multiple copies and wish to combine the postage then please contact us.
168 pages, with 8 B&W and 60 colour pictures (They are amazing!)
All copies come with BONUS POSTCARDS AND BOOKMARK.