Anecdotes about JWM

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Crucian Pete
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Anecdotes about JWM

Post by Crucian Pete » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:44 pm

I'm writing a book on the "Trent Otter" and am interested in any facts or stories about him that you care to share. The idea is to combine a biography with extensive extracts from his marvellous books. Any help gratefully received. Crucian Pete.

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Post by Paul F » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:00 pm

his books are full of Anecdotes, especially My fishing Days! Do these need to be repeated?

I would love to know where it all started, his life, he was quite poor, how good was the tackle business, how good were the items he sold and where were they manufactured, you don't see many rods turn up, even fewer reels, as for floats and tackle items rare as hens teeth! how successful was the sons side of the business after he died?

I saw a catalogue once, if I could turn back time, I wished i'd bought it!

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Post by Tonkin Wand » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:35 pm

I can answer all the above questions and I have a script. To date no one will publish my work . Copies of that script are in the hands of two others but I believe I have copyright. I await a reply from pete who started this post. So much of what has been penned to date is lifted from his books or is complete conjectore .JWM life would make a good TV drama !!!! Tony Clark

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Re: Anecdotes about JWM

Post by Crucian Pete » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:09 pm

Tony, I'm looking forward to chatting with you on the phone. I've only just discovered your message and have left one in reply. Best wishes Peter

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Post by StefanDuma » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:51 pm

Well he will feature in my next book which is a follow up to Men of Trent. I thank Tony for is help and I have spoken to many people.

The book will be based on research, research and more research.

I hope that I will be able to split fact from fiction. I have most of is books, I have examples of is tackle rods and reels.

I am still researching this fascinating person.

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