If you’re not quite ready to talk tackle with seasoned anglers or venture at sea, this book is for you.
“Tackle shop owners tend towards the chronically miserable.”
“Which bait? The kind of fish you’re likely to find around a pier don’t care very much what they eat.”
“Bite alarm: fiendish electronic device designed to raise an angler from deepest sleep or beer-induced coma.”
Rob Beattie ﬁrst came face to face with a ﬁsh when he fell into the Devilly Burn just outside Laurencekirk in Scotland. Having failed to negotiate the slippery stepping stones, the six-year-old Rob found himself in another world – a terrifying, cold, wet, miserable world. Worse, when all the thrashing and screaming was done and he ﬁnally regained his footing, Rob found that the water was six inches deep. And that he had a ﬁsh in his pocket. Thus, an angler was born. In the years that followed he caught many more ﬁsh, sometimes intentionally, and found time to write the bestselling 101 Golden Rules of Fishing (Rule 1: there ARE no rules).
Mindful of the long reach that angling has had in his life, he also penned the modern classic Fishing: A Very Peculiar History. He still goes ﬁshing most weeks. Sometimes he even ﬁnds time to write about it.
Learn the top ten compelling reasons for going fishing, all about permits, the different types of fishing, types of water, and why so few women fish. And remember: “There’s more to fishing than catching fish.”