2011 1st edition. Coch-y-Bonddu Books. Machynlleth, Powys.
4to paperback with flaps. Pp160. Full page colour paintings & b&w drawings by the author, pictorial end-papers. Mint. High quality paperback with flaps.
Also issued in a Collector's Edition limited to 250 signed hardbound copies and a De Luxe edition of only 50 leather-bound copies. "... a beautifully illustrated fishing autobiography that is both a witty and whimsical recollection and a record of the successes of Maurice and his friends in pursuit of specimen perch, pike, carp and chub. It is a book about the evolution of an angler, the love of old and eccentric fishing tackle, and the personal quirks and foibles all fishermen suffer from. Above all, it is a book about the fun to be had catching (or just as often not catching) fish." "The stories from Maurice's boyhood fizz with enthusiasm and there's no doubt that his early experiences and observations were the inspiration for his artistic life. However, what marks this book out as something special is the remarkable series of fish paintings, fish with so much natural beauty and grace that they almost swim off the page." Chris Yates. "All I can say is if you must read one angling book before you die, read this. It's thought provoking and amusing, but most of all, it's amazingly entertaining. A thoroughly good read, get a copy today. It will not disappoint." Jeff Woodhouse, fishingmagic.