We love 'Ology here at CL. We've loved it since the early A5 days when you could pick one up for free from your local tackle shop, and we still love it just as much today. We've both contributed to the magazine and its little brother, Maximum Carp, and over the years the title has delivered some esquisite material. The best of which has just been leagued together in this beautiful book.
We grabbed a quick glance through a fellow Lifer's copy recently and can't wait for our own to arrive in the post with the obligatory 'Ology tee that comes with it in one of their famous unmissable deals. The layout is a real nod to Carpology's roots – the retro flavour is easy on the eye and so many of the stories feel like brand new ones.
Just like old-school 'Ology issues, it's an A5 sized gem packed with 260 pages of stellar carpy material. It really is a celebration of CARPology and its writers. Simon Scott, Peter Regan, Pete Broxup, Terry Hearn, Danny Smith, Alan Taylor, Nigel Sharp and many more feature.
Like most things with 'Ology these days, it's the extra attention to detail that makes all the difference. A bookmark, for instance – why don't all books come with one? The book is really easy to navigate, and you know that in the vaults of their editorial history there's even more to add in for Volume 2. The Best Of Carpology feels like the start of something more.
Get one. It'll wile away those balmy summer evenings nicely.