I went along on Saturday to the launch of Mark Wintle's new book 'Big Roach 2' at the Land's End pub http://www.thelandsend.co.uk/index.html on the banks of the Loddon at Charvil.
The pub is a great location for events such as this. Landlord Steve Collier has made it a welcoming venue for anglers with some fine examples of stuffed fish and images of the countryside.
Mark was on hand to sign copies of Big Roach 2 and there was no shortage of punters from around the country eager to take the opportunity to meet this popular author and some of the well-known contributors to the book.
Angling Trust Campaigns Coordinator, Martin Salter, one of the many contributors to the book.
I had to prise Mark and his team away from book signing and chatting to fellow roach fanatics to grab this group shot on the edge of a steadily rising Loddon, reacting to recent heavy rain in the catchment.
What better endorsement for the author of an angling book to have the support of the legendary Dave Steuart (second from right). The book costs £25 + p&p and can be obtained from Calm Productions www.calmproductions.com or hotline 0845 408 2606.