The Fisherman's Bedside Book

Merlin Unwin Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 15. November 2019
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  • 224 Seiten
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978-1-913159-03-0 (ISBN)

This is a selection of the best essays from the celebrated classic fishing anthology, first compiled in 1945 by 'BB', one of Britain's best-loved naturalists.

There are tales of salmon and trout with sections on coarse fishing: carp, tench, barbel, perch, roach, bream, pike and chub. The 'Bishop Browne' story of the giant salmon that was hooked in 1896 where the Earn flows into the Tay and fought for ten hours before the line went slack, cannot fail to arouse a thrill in all fishermen, and there are other classics and less famous fishing incidents in Britain and abroad.

The fine and distinctive scraperboard illustrations by Denys Watkins-Pitchford ('BB') all appeared in the original edition of The Fisherman's Bedside Book.

Ian Niall in his introduction describes how BB's artistic vision and naturalist's observation enabled him to look at the reeds and rushes, the ancient pollarded willow by the pool and the duck shedding water droplets from frantically beating wings as it springs into the air, and to capture them in illustration and word.

The Fisherman's Bedside Book brings together this rare combination of Denys Watkins-Pitchford's skills with some of the best writing from fishing people for fishing people.

  • Englisch
  • Ludlow
  • |
  • Großbritannien
Merlin Unwin Books Limited
  • 6,09 MB
978-1-913159-03-0 (9781913159030)
weitere Ausgaben werden ermittelt
  • Intro
  • FOREWORD by Ian Niall
  • Heaven
  • The Anglers Take Their Ease
  • The Fishes' Element
  • Walden Pond
  • The Trout's 'Window'
  • The River at Earlham
  • Floats
  • Food for Fishes
  • Worms
  • The Spent Gnat
  • The Mayflies' Hour
  • The Way of a Trout with a Nymph
  • Behaviour of Otters
  • Food for Men
  • The Fisherman's Inn
  • A Corner of the Meadow
  • King of Fresh Water Fish
  • Salmon Feeding
  • Spawning Salmon
  • The Samkomme Pool
  • A Dee Memory
  • Salmon River
  • The Chef of Beauly Castle
  • A Salmon from Loch Awe
  • A Lucky Day
  • The Monster of the Stein Pool
  • The 'Bishop Browne' Story
  • Salmon
  • The Char
  • The Salmon Poachers
  • Burning the Water
  • A 50-lb. Salmon
  • The Muckle Troot o' the Dulnain
  • Tussle with a Salmo-ferox
  • Highland Lochs
  • Trolling for Ferox
  • Trout Fishing in Canada
  • The Burn in Winter
  • Dry Fly on the Earn
  • The Jealous Miller of the Wandle
  • Kimbridge Days
  • A Thames Trout
  • A Strange Tale
  • An Ithan Trout
  • Trout Fishing in Yugoslavia
  • My Largest Trout
  • The Mammoth Sea Trout of the Laerdal
  • The Sea Trout Wins
  • To an Old Friend
  • The Bridge
  • A Warwickshire Trout
  • Memories of Early Days
  • The End of the Houghton Club
  • Making the Loch at Foswell
  • By the Exe
  • Don't Forget
  • Coarse Fishing
  • CARP
  • Carp
  • Mr. Evans' Carp from Boye's Sandpit
  • Mr. H. T. Sheringham's Carp Classic
  • Swancoote Pool
  • A Warwickshire Carp Pool
  • Carp and Frogs
  • Mr. Buckley's Record Carp Story
  • The Mighty Mahseer
  • The Record Carp Story
  • A Little Pond in Hampshire
  • Rev. Alston's Record Tench
  • A Singular Tench
  • A Barbel on a Single Hair
  • Baiting up for Barbel in the River Kennet
  • A Midnight Battle with a Monster Barbel
  • Mr. H. Green's Record Perch
  • Fishing Shrews
  • The Subtlety of Roach Fishing
  • Breaming in the Midlands
  • PIKE
  • Record-breaker
  • Mr. Grief's Pike
  • The Monster of Powder Mill Pond
  • Curiosities
  • Poaching
  • CHUB
  • Two Chub
  • The Chavender or Chub
  • A Fishing Dog
  • Sea Fishing with George
  • The Capture of a Big Skate off Looe, Cornwall, 1936
  • Night Fishing in a Curragh
  • The Waters of Comfort
  • A Strange Happening on the Beaulieu River
  • Blagdon
  • Blagdon
  • The Pageant of the Seasons
  • The Myth
  • Weir Pools
  • The Valley of Enchantment
  • A Summer Night

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