Ritchie Mac is back!

My chums at Calm Productions asked me to let you guys know about this upcoming event.

For anyone involved in carp fishing in the 1980s and '90s, the name Ritchie McDonald needs no introduction.

He was one of the biggest names in the sport, with a personality to match, and an inspiration to a generation of young carp anglers.

So how did the man famous for his adventures at Redmire Pool, Ashlea, Savay, Yateley and his pioneering trip to Cassien disappear almost overnight?

How could someone catch the biggest living carp in the UK and tour the country with a legendary slide show, only to vanish without trace?

Now Ritchie is stepping back into the limelight to answer these questions and more, with a new tell-all book and slide show presentation that will put the record straight.

Twenty-five years on from the publication of Ritchie on Carp, his highly regarded first book, comes Ritchie on Carp - The Whole Story.

In it he describes his entire fishing career, from the first reluctant trip, to the present day, and his turbulent time away from the bank that came close to claiming his life.

Ritchie will be signing copies of his new book at Lands End pub, near Twyford, in Berkshire (RG10 0UE) on Saturday, March 22 from 12noon to 5pm, and then at 6pm he will take to the stage to entertain the crowd with a presentation of slides delivered in his own inimitable style.

Free inside every copy of the book will be a DVD showing Ritchie in action on the bank with the famous Yateley North Lake fish at 45lb 12oz, later named Bazil, and an audio recording of one of his raucous, stand-up slide shows from the still-talked-about Cassien tour.

Copies of this book and DVD package will cost £25, and the first 100 will be numbered and signed as First Edition copies.

There will also be 40 leather-bound copies priced at £180 each.

Copies will also be available from www.calmproductions.com or orders@calmproductions.com or by ringing 0208 320 3886 or 0845 408 2606.

Admission to the show is free, but donations to charity are welcome.