Another fishing book? Not quite. Although 101 Golden Rules of Fishing delivers enough tips and tricks to satisfy beginners and experienced fish smiths alike, it also dwells on the less tangible aspects of angling - luck, ghosts, catching a monster, the angeler's perfect car, how to blank (catch nothing), how to deal with an angry bailiff, fishing somewhere that's never been fished before, preparing to make your last ever cast...as if you ever could. Angling isn't a hobby, a sport, a science or a skill; it isn't even an art. It's a mystery, and one that takes a lifetime to unravel. 101 Golden Rules of Fishing is the perfect travelling companion for that journey - wide-eyed enough to love talking about every aspect of fishing, wise enough to know that in the end, all anglers are happy fools. The tips broadly break down into four categories covering environment, practical tips, equipment - including rods, reels and tackle - and golden nuggets of fishing wit and wisdom. Illustrated throughout with delightful and original artwork, this charming little book will apppeal to anglers of all ages. Attractively packaged, 101 Golden Rules of Fishing is the ideal gift for any one that has ever tried to catch fish, or simply pondered the prospect.
Rob Beattie has been fishing for over forty years, ever since he caught his first stickleback in a net in the river Misbourne. His first rod was a bamboo pole with curtain rings for eyes matched to an old Bakelite centre pin reel. He has a vast collection of fishing hats and makes a fantastic bankside cup of tea. He last went fishing on Friday and you can read his blog at www.adurman.blogspot.com.