Limited Editions


Travellin' Man

Fred J Taylor

Travellin’ Man, by Fred J Taylor is a collection of prose and poetry by one of the best-loved writers on the great outdoors.

During his long and varied journey through life many experiences prompted Fred to express his thoughts in verse. A selection of these is brought together here, along with the stories that inspired him to write them; an enjoyable mix of humour and sentiment, opinion and evocation. With illustrations by Ted Andrews, this is a book that will be treasured by all who enjoy Fred J’s writing.

This 128 page limited edition was produced to the highest standards. Only 840 cloth bound and 77 leather bound copies were produced, each numbered and many having a bookplate signed by the author.

£42.00 signed or £47.00 unsigned, plus £4.00 postage and packing. Float not included!

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Our Days With Dick

Richard Walker

Our Days with Dick, is a collection of reminiscences by many of the friends and acquaintances who were fortunate enough to know and to fish with arguably the most influential figure in the sport of angling during the twentieth century - Richard Walker. 

Compiled by Fred J Taylor’s son-in-law, Ian Howcroft – known to many on internet angling sites as chevin – this is a work designed to honour Dick’s memory.

Contributors who have written for this book, many of whom have passed away since this compilation was begun, include:

  • Fred J Taylor
  • Bob Buteux
  • Chris Ball
  • Kevin Clifford
  • Ken Taylor
  • Ian (chevin) Howcroft
  • Fred Buller
  • Paul Goss
  • Derrick Davenport
  • Ian Watson
  • Pat Marston Walker
  • Robert Walker
  • Peter Thomas - in conversation with Pat Walker
  • Frank Murgett
  • Alan Brown - transcript of a lengthy conversation shortly before his death.

The book extends to 191 mono pages and includes numerous photographs, many of which have not previously been published.

Within this work are scans of 27 pages of letters between Dick and others. Some of these were in Dick’s own hand, others typewritten. Together they give further insight into this extraordinary man.

This first edition is limited to 500 copies of the cloth edition and 50 of the leather bound. All copies are individually numbered by hand.

The book extends to 191 mono pages and includes numerous photographs, many of which have not previously been published.

Within this work are scans of 27 pages of letters between Dick and others. Some of these were in Dick’s own hand, others typewritten. Together they give further insight into this extraordinary man.

This first edition is limited to 500 copies of the cloth edition and 50 of the leather bound. All copies will be individually numbered by hand.

£35.00 plus £4.00 postage and packing. Float not included!


Favourite Swims

Fred J Taylor

Favourite Swims was first published in 1961, and copies of the original edition are scarce and greatly prized, commanding high prices on those few occasions when they are offered for sale.

In this new edition, Fred has added an epilogue in which he looks back over the years to the swims and waters where he, together with Ken and Joe Taylor, developed the lift method for tench; deadbaiting for pike and recalls days they spent with giants of the angling world, Dick Walker, Peter Thomas, Billy Lane and Peter Stone.

One of the most gifted of angling illustrators, the late John Searl, was commissioned to produce a series of pictures for this new edition. These are based on many of the photos in the first edition and have been produced as delightful sepia-tone line and wash illustrations and are in complete harmony with Fred’s writing.

This strictly limited edition 148 page book was specified to the highest standards. Printed in two colours to preserve the quality of John Searl’s superb illustrations, only 500 copies bound in a high quality natural cloth have been produced. These feature head and tail bands, blocking to front and spine with a ribbon marker bound in.

The introduction to this edition was penned by noted angler and writer Tim Paisley. In it he speaks of the affection he had for Fred – a feeling shared with legions of admirers – and of his appreciation for the timeless quality of Favourite Swims.

£35.00 plus £4.00 postage and packing. Float not included!