Originally published in 1939 when William Carter Platts was 75 years old, Grayling Fishing was written partly to redress the balance, as he saw it, that despite a great interest from anglers in this fish, no books had been written on the subject for over thirty years; and partly as a result of a lifetime's affection for 'the lady of the stream.' He covers the subject in much detail, from its history, origins and habitat to tackle and bait selection and its presence in the kitchen, and not only covers grayling in this country but a chapter is dedicated to the species in America. A fascinating and comprehensive treatise on fishing for grayling by a passionate angler and writer. For this edition The Flyfisher's Classic Library have commissioned a scholarly and informative new introduction by John Austin. Hand-bound in red leather complemented by a grey cloth slipcase - the colours of the grayling! Although this printing was limited to 500 copies, less than 200 copies were actually produced in this binding.