FISHING IN WILD PLACES. By David Street.

FISHING IN WILD PLACES. By David Street.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH. THE TROUT AND I: MORE ADVENTURES IN PURSUIT OF WILD FISH. By Jon Beer.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH. THE TROUT AND I: MORE ADVENTURES IN PURSUIT OF WILD FISH. By Jon Beer.

A FISH WILL RISE. By D. Macer Wright. With illustrations by Val Biro.

1972 1st edition thus. 8vo (142 x 223mm). Pp122. B/w illustrations by Val Biro. Dark blue or grey boards, spine titled in gilt.

Reflections and reminiscences of flyfishing the Welsh Border streams. "Fishing books may teach or may beguile. This is not a teaching book and to say that it is a beguiling one would be to claim kinship with better men, for to beguile, so my dictionary tells me, is to divert attention from anything tedious or painful, and to do that a writer needs a goose quill or a nib of gold. We may assume that the first was used by the author of The Compleat Angler, and the second by the author of Where the Bright Waters Meet. I, alas, have had to make do with a ballpoint. However, if these reflections and recollections lighten an hour or two, that ubiquitous instrument will have served a not ignoble end." (taken from the author's foreword). Chapters include:- Along the river bank; My first trout stream; Fooled by a caterpillar; The lie of the trout; In search of the black gnat; Rising the non-risers; Unhappy mixtures; Mercies large and small; Fast by a brook; Skues of the Itchen; The fly and the driver; Epicures in still waters; Persuasion with the wet fly; A movable feast; Teachers and preachers; Fred Shaw: Fisherman extraordinary; Greenheart and cane; Days of perch and dace; Game or gamin?; Izaak Walton re-visited; Bank clearing by numbers; Fringe benefits; The good-sized trout; I alway call him 'Sir'; In praise of river keepers.
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Author Wright (David Elman Macer).
Book Code 16251
ISBN 0715355198 / 0715355198.
Book Description Minor faults. Good-plus in used dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1972
Publisher David and Charles.
Place Newton Abbot, Devon.