Thursday, 7 June 2012

THEFT! Fly Tying/Fishing Books

I was horrified to hear that Paul Morgan of Coch-Y-Bonddu books recently suffered a theft... it happened last weekend...

This was Paul's post that greeted me on Facebook this morning:

"Over the weekend bandits stealing old steel shelving from my warehouse also took a trailer full of books. The stock from the Dutch Fly Fair had been stored there, ready for the BFFI. I can't imagine what a West Midlands scrap dealer is going to do with half a ton of fly-tying books, even if it does include some of our beautiful leather editions. Reckon they'll just get dumped in the rain somewhere. However, on the outside chance that anyone out there gets offered some cheap fishing books…"

"I don't think the thieves had any idea what was in the trailer, and suspect that they will just dump the books in a layby somewhere.

Lots of new books like The Essential Kelson, Dynamic Nymphing, etc., plus quite a few Flyfisher's Classic Library books.

I can't see any bookseller touching them. It will be immediately obvious that they have come from me."
It will be very sad if they are dumped in a lay-by or used to heat a boiler!

As per usual if you see anything or have any information please contact your local police station... international readers please keep a look out as well.

Many will know Paul not only from the show circuit but also his book shop...  Paul Morgan Old & New Books on Fishing & Field Sports, Coch-y-bonddu Books Ltd & The Flyfisher's Classic Library, Machynlleth, Mid-Wales SY20 8DG, U.K. Tel. 01654-702837

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