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Waterlog reviews 101 Golden Rules of Fishing

Waterlog has reviewed my fishing book. Here's what Andrew Herd had to say...

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A New Hope

Having not been fishing since November - that's nearly six months, even by my poor maths - I feel pale and depressed. I'm richer than I was* by dint of all this flamin' work, but I haven't been to the bank, except for a walk. But the book, the book. It's nearly out. You can find it listed on Amazon. They've done a great job. The Australian edition is prefaced by Bonita Brown, the English edition by no-one.

Don't be put off by the title. There are no rules, and even if there were, angling was invented to break rules, not follow them. I'm delighted with the way it's turned out. In fact, so delighted that I'm going to celebrate by going fishing. Or at least I will when I get the next book out of the way. Yes, gentle reader, I boated her.

I'm currently half way through the next book in my 'Companion' series. Having had the Campsite Companion published by Running Press in the US, I'm now about halfway through the Boating Companion with the hope of course, is that the trilogy will be completed by the Fishing Companion, but we'll have to wait and see.

Meantime, I've got my license, I think I can remember where the river is. As soon as this book is finished - June 4th - I'm off fishing.

* but not by much

P.S. The latest issue of Waterlog carries another of my pieces - Fishing with Yoda. The interesting thing about this is that it was originally submitted in 2001. This is a record in terms of letting something of mine gather dust...well, nearly anyway. Nevertheless, fair play to them both for recognising - finally - it's literary worth, and coughing up the fee.


Finally after - literally - years of trying, I've had a proper paid-for article accepted by Waterlog, the world's most peculiar fishing magazine. Should you be inclined to seek it out, it's in the Spring 2006 edition, somewhere near the back, and it's called Ray and the Needle.

Meantime, Sean has phoned. There may be a way out of my close season dilemma. It has something to do with flies and trout. And I think there may have been in a boat in there somewhere...More news when we have it.

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