(1933) 1947 2nd edition. Small 8vo (125mm x 189mm). Ppxi,266. B/w wood engravings by Robert Gibbings. Light blue blind-stamped cloth, spine titled in gilt.
Fishing reminiscences throughout Europe, from the author's childhood on the Yorkshire Wharfe, trout fishing in Germany and France, Scotland and Ireland, Swaledale and Exmoor, chapters on carp and roach fishing. "A volume of reminiscences on waters fishable by the angler whose resources are limited." (Where To Fish, 1933). "A book of expostulation against the unnecessary destruction of the countryside." Chapters include: My first trout; The Wharfe in the Nineties - and now; A French angler; A day's fishing in a Prussian Haff [the Baltic coast]; Cornish trouting; Wet days in County Wicklow; An evening with the roach; Going North by night; A night and a day on Scottish waters; A hole in the boat (or, an afternoon's fishing on Ruegen [in the Baltic]); The Brocken country, and some angling; Memories of the Eifel and the Ahr; In times of spate; Exmoor fishing; The meddlesome salmon; Swaledale and its trout; Escapes from drowning; Red Palmer; Angling coincidences; The angler's enemies; Single fly; On holiness, foolishness, and the carp; Rainbow trout; Roads; Moorland rivers; Izaak Walton. Appendix on flies, six pages.