Fishing Book Signing Reels in the Crowds


Members of the Osprey Specimen Group have written a book with collaboration from a number of angling talents to raise money in memory of their friend and fellow member, Simon King, in aid of Cancer Research UK.



With a fantastic launch last Saturday at the Lands End Inn at Twyford, 22 of the contributors were present to put their signatures to the many books that were sold, in fact the publishers sold every copy they had brought with them! (110 standard copies, and 30 cloth bound copies).
The contributors, which included the likes of Chris Turnbull, Tony Gibson, Len Arbery, Gary Newman, Tony Meers, Graham Elliott, and Mark Walsingham were seated at tables along the sides of the room ready for the long queue of people who came to get their copies on the actual release day, and then grab a few signatures as well.



For around three hours they signed book after book, before things quietened down and the formal signing broke up and they could grab a well deserved beer and have a chat with friends, acquaintances, and the public.

Their plans to raffle a hand built split cane rod just didn't happen as they were all so busy signing, but the good news is that one of our contributors has mentioned it to one of his friends who is very interested and will now be making a £400 donation to Cancer Research in order to secure the rod for himself.

The Osprey Specimen Group is very proud of the publication and hope it sells well, if you want to order a copy for yourself go to



Claire Marmion, Cancer Research UK’s Local Fundraising Manager for South Essex, said: “We are absolutely delighted that The Osprey Specimen Group have chosen such a unique and passionate way to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Claire added: “Cancer Research UK has made enormous progress in the fight against cancer and continues to do so. However, we have only been able to do this thanks to the dedication and commitment of our volunteers and supporters without whom we would not be able to fund our vital research.”

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work to find out how to support the charity, please call 08701 60 20 40 or visit



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