"This book is the definitive guide to all the salmon, trout and charr. Each major species is introduced with a full-colour illustration [by the author] and details for identification. The author describes the distribution and life cycle of each species, before going on to explain its world-wide status and ...current conservation measures; he also makes suggestions for additional steps [for its] conservation. Rare and threatened species from various parts of the world are included". The book covers Atlantic and Pacific salmon, brown trout and sea trout, rainbow trout, steelhead and other American trout and char species as well as taimen and huchen. Observations on the sporting value of each species as well as suitable angling techniques. Many great paintings of fish by the author.