Martin left school at ten, but grew up to become one of the best known coarse fisherman of his age and a working class hero.
The gripping story of a 19th century clash of angling titans.
In 1951, barely a dozen carp over eight pounds were caught each year. Read how the CCC changed everything.
Sheringham was one of the most famous angler's of his time - read the tale of a monster carp, 1912 style.
Widely practised until 1945, the Nottingham style was a favourite technique for more than a century.