Tom Pickering - Born To Win
Tom Pickering - Born To Win

Tommy Pickering

Tom Pickering - Born To Win

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Yorkshire, God’s Own Country, has spawned some real household names down the years … from Harold Wilson to Michael Palin, Diana Rigg to the Arctic Monkeys, etc, etc.. But there is only one TOMMY PICKERING.

 BORN TO WIN is a roller-coaster ride through the life of the man, the myth, the angling legend that is quite simply … TOMMY PICKERING.

 In his unmissable new autobiography, the Barnsley Blacks legend reveals, alongside inspirational stories of success and breaking records, just why:

  • Denis White got a ‘Proper Monk On’ on the River Bann
  • Tommy got a ‘Gret Big Monk On’ over his all-time sporting hero Sir Geoffrey Boycott
  • 5 x World Champion Alan Scotthorne got such a ‘Giant Monk On’ that he stormed over to Tommy and shoved a finger up his nose during a European Championships practice session
  • An Italian crowd got a ‘Massive Monk On’ when Keith Hobson lost his budgie smugglers in a diving board disaster at the World Club Championships
  • A ‘Brian Blessed lookalike’ Hungarian border guard developed a ‘Whopping Gret Monk On’ when Tom tried to get a van load of groundbait from Hungary into Slovenia
  • Why an Italian crowd got a ‘Mountain Sized Monk On’ when Alan McAtee called ‘foul’ when an Italian angler broke the rules playing a carp at the world championships on the River Arno
  • Alan Taylor almost cost Tommy his England place after getting a ‘Doncaster-sized Monk On’ over a practical joke involving his new seatbox.

Customer Reviews

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An entertaining read for a match angler

If you are, or have been a match angler of any standard this is a really good read. Not a book as such but a collection of short stories, so you can pick it up read a couple of them and put it down without loosing the story line.


Followed tommy in the earlier days and still do a great book from a great angler a true ambassador to angling tight lines Tommy 🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟