Beneath the black water- Jon Berry

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Beneath the black water- Jon Berry

Post by David Vaissiere » Thu Jun 04 2020 16:07

Picked up a copy of this book the other week and managed to sit and read it over the weekend, literally couldn't put it down it was that good.

It's a story of one man's obsession with fishing for Ferox trout in the Highland lochs of Scotland and the western loughs of Ireland.

One of my all time favourite fishing books and has certainly made me want to have a go for Ferox
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Post by Monts » Thu Jun 04 2020 17:33

A nice guy is Jon and he writes a good story, not seen him for a long time now. He drove over from Wilts years back and we had a day's Perch fishing on a river local to me. As ever when you have guests, the fish did not play ball. But we put the world to rights and just chewed the fat.

He sold me one of his cane rods, that's still a favourite of mine.
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Post by piker66 » Thu Jun 04 2020 18:13

On the strength of that review I've just ordered a copy from Coch Y Bondhu.
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Post by piker66 » Thu Jun 04 2020 18:16

Mister Monty, I seem to remember you saying that he used to go with Yatesy to watch Southampton ?

Dell face.
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Post by Monts » Thu Jun 04 2020 18:56

piker66 wrote:
Mister Monty, I seem to remember you saying that he used to go with Yatesy to watch Southampton ?

Dell face.
Mister Monty,

I've not been called that for some time do we know each other? Yes Jon and Yates are Saints fans, many years ago on a Sunday, the Saints stayed up on the last day of the season. And Jon sent me a text photo of Yates on the pitch celebrating.
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Re: Beneath the black water- Jon Berry

Post by Fentiger01 » Thu Jun 04 2020 19:10

I've just ordered a copy of the book based on the reviews above. :thumbs:
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Re: Beneath the black water- Jon Berry

Post by Monts » Thu Jun 04 2020 19:35

piker66 wrote:
Mister Monty, I seem to remember you saying that he used to go with Yatesy to watch Southampton ?

Dell face.
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Post by piker66 » Thu Jun 04 2020 19:47

:wave:
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Post by steve28fishing » Mon Jun 08 2020 13:22

Just ordered one from Paul Morgan as well.. not sure how this one slipped under the radar as enjoyed Ron Greer's book on Ferox.
Might inspire me to actually try and catch one as I think our overseas trips are on hold for the foreseeable future.

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Post by phil.c » Sat Jun 13 2020 16:55

Just ordered a copy as well. :thumbs:
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Post by Danoutdoors » Sat Jun 13 2020 17:55

+1 ordered, sounds like a great book 👍

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Re: Beneath the black water- Jon Berry

Post by Will Smith » Sat Jun 13 2020 21:18

You had better be careful guys, this Ferox fishing malarkey can very easily become an obsession which can then quickly lead to total madness, :narfuk: :narfuk: :narfuk: .

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Re: Beneath the black water- Jon Berry

Post by piker66 » Sun Jun 14 2020 07:02

piker66 wrote:
On the strength of that review I've just ordered a copy from Coch Y Bondhu.
I started reading my newly arrived copy yesterday, very good so far ! :thumbs:
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Re: Beneath the black water- Jon Berry

Post by steve28fishing » Sat Jun 27 2020 23:30

Just finished it … a Really good read by a very good writer

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