In 2009 Avon days and Stour Ways was launched, a book that was essentially a romp through four decades of coarse fishing by Kevin Grozier and a few of his friends on those world famous rivers of Southern England, the Hampshire Avon and Dorset Stour, for the magnificent Barbel, Carp, Chub, Dace, Perch, Pike and Roach that are found in them. In the five years since publication, his book has attracted a great deal of praise across the angling world with many readers writing, phoning or e-mailing Kevin to let him know how much they enjoyed it.
In A Keepnet Full of Dreams, Kevin has continued the same style in bringing his fishing experiences up to date. The book follows the same amusing, and sometimes irreverent anecdotal style which, judging by the many letters he received proved to be so popular with Avon Days. The new book, like the previous one, is not an unrelenting catalogue of big fish captures. Once again it is essentially a story book, including an account of his first experiences carp fishing abroad.
Dave Steuart, having read Avon Days in 2009 told Kevin it was one of the best angling books he had ever read and warned him he would never write a better book, or even come near it. Yet in his foreword to Kevin’s new book A Keepnet Full of Dreams Dave tells us he was wrong!
Another friend, Rae Borras who wrote the earlier foreword to Avon Days tells us in his foreword to the new book that “there is a passion which seeps through every sentence of his writing.”