"... an encyclopaedia of fishing for trout, sea trout, salmon and pike, culled from the notebooks of one who has been not only an assiduous fisherman but an acute observer for more than fifty years. Copiously illustrated with lucid drawings and diagrams, it is essentially a riverside book which every fisherman will want to take with him when he goes fishing..." "This wonderful encyclopaedia of angling knowledge. We are at a loss to convey to our readers an adequate description of its contents." (Fishing Gazette review). "One of the most useful books of reference which has yet appeared on angling matters. Col. Maunsell has collected notes for many years on the technique of fishing, the natural history of salmon and trout, care of water and other such matters. Unique in its scope and brevity." (Where To Fish, 1933).