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Kevin Clifford

Post by Mark » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:44 pm

Another well deserving entry into our Hall Of Fame is none other than Kevin Clifford.

Kevin has written many books on angling and angling history, notably 'Redmire Pool' (with Len Arbery) and 'A History of Carp Fishing' (and the revisited edition) to name but two of my favourites. Kevin is also an avid collector of magazines and historical items related to angling and has some notable catches to his name. I shall be uploading some more pictures over the next few days.

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Re: Kevin Clifford

Post by Shaun Harrison » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:04 pm

Kevin in my mind is one of the biggest un-sung heroes of the carp fishing scene. Massively known in the 70's and early 80's but sadly a lot of to-days carp anglers who only follow modern things would only know Kevin through being the bloke at Carp Talk for years.

He was a big inspiration to me when I started carp angling. Kevin's chapter in Frank Gutfield's Big Fish Scene was read over and over again by me and when I found where I could purchase catering tins of sweet corn. Well, I thought the world was going to be at my feet LOL! It then sunk in and was another of lifes great lessons that you had to spend years practising and practising and nothing in carp fishing came easily. Well, that was before the hair rig anyway.

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Post by Haydn Clarke » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:27 pm

Don't forget this collaboration between Mssrs. Ball, Clifford and Paisley.

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I thoroughly enjoyed Kevin Cliffords History Of Carp Fishing. I was just wondering if anyone had read either this or the revisited version of A History Of Carp Fishing? Interested in reading both or either but not if it's the same stuff just re-written / re-presented.

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Re: Kevin Clifford

Post by Colonelgsc » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:38 pm

I'd have to vote for him on his sense of humour. When I ordered a copy of his latest, 'A History of Carp Fishing Revisited', I asked for it to be dedicated 'To The Colonel, Golden Scale Club'. It duly arrived, signed 'To The Colonel, Golden SKULL Club'. Brilliant, I laughed my socks off. The guy has a great sense of humour, in addition to being a meticulous angling researcher/historian and a fine fisherman, to boot. :Hat:
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Re: Kevin Clifford

Post by Dave Burr » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:51 pm

A true gentleman. When I was editing the Barbel Society magazine he was a great help and always found time for me, he also badgered me into writing for Coarse Angling Today which ultimately brought me a lot of pleasure. Top bloke and one of carp fishing's greats.

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Re: Kevin Clifford

Post by Julian » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:26 pm

Haydn Clarke wrote:Don't forget this collaboration between Mssrs. Ball, Clifford and Paisley.

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I thoroughly enjoyed Kevin Cliffords History Of Carp Fishing. I was just wondering if anyone had read either this or the revisited version of A History Of Carp Fishing? Interested in reading both or either but not if it's the same stuff just re-written / re-presented.
That has reminded me what a great book 'A century of Carp Fishing' is. A lengthy book packed with a vast amount of information, and so many good photos. I don't think its had much of a mention on TFF, so just to say if you have not read it, it is definitely one you should read.
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Re: Kevin Clifford

Post by Trevor » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:33 pm

I have A History of Carp Fishing, but I'd never heard of A Century of Carp Fishing.
Looks like another one to add to the list

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Re: Kevin Clifford

Post by Pedro » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:27 am

Kevin was a great inspiration to myself and other youngsters who started carp fishing in the early days.A well deserved honour.
All of his books are a must read for anyone interested in Carp.

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Re: Kevin Clifford

Post by JerryC » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:09 pm

Pedro wrote:Kevin was a great inspiration to myself and other youngsters who started carp fishing in the early days.A well deserved honour.
All of his books are a must read for anyone interested in Carp.
Totally agree.
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Re: Kevin Clifford

Post by Mark99 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:20 pm

All his articles in Coarse Fisherman etc were quality, essential reading and well researched/written in a logical fashion.

I remember a piece called "The Truth about Lomond" which was gold!

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