Coch-y-Bonddu Books. Machynlleth, Powys.
2013 1st edition. Large 8vo hardback. Pp272. Colour photographs & maps, cover image by David Miller. Pictorial laminated boards. Mint unread copy. Signed by the author.
Direct from the publisher - of course we have it in stock! An experienced local angler reveals his secrets of how to locate and catch bass, flatties, whiting and cod on the rocks, beaches and estuaries of Wales. "John the Rock" Mason is well-known in Mid-Wales as a respected geologist, weather expert, photographer and, perhaps most of all, sea angler. Here he shares his experiences of over thirty years fishing the Welsh coast, with much no-nonsense advice and many anecdotes. Armed with this book the visiting angler can approach the shore with confidence, knowing that he hasthe best advice on location, tides, baits and species of fish to be expected. The excellent fish ID guide has photographs of sixty species of sea fish to be found in Cardigan Bay, and will be of immense value to UK sea anglers, wherever they may fish. In 2009 John fulfilled a long-term ambition - to catch forty species of fish from the Welsh shore in one calendar year. This he managed through skill, dogged determination and by fishing many marks - old favourites and new horizons alike. Most of the forty came from his local patch - the rich waters of Cardigan Bay, from Aberdaron in the north to St. David's in the south and all points in between. A high-quality hardback with a beautiful colour cover illustration of bass, mackerel and sandeels by renowned Pembrokeshire fish artist David Miller.