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Hooked on the idea of fishing?


If you’re not quite ready to talk tackle with seasoned anglers or venture at sea, this book is for you.


Rob Beattie

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.

"A reel crash course in becoming an instant angling expert."


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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.”

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