Special Feature:
Fishing Literature

 

hese are my personal favourites and they may not agree with yours at all, which is tough, but I don't persuade easily. If you think a book should be in the list, or you want to tell me where I went wrong let me know - the worst thing that can happen is that I will disagree with you. I read pretty widely, so I have a feeling that I must have come across most of the good stuff by now, but I may be in for a treat. One thing I am sure of is that there are some great books yet to be written.

The list isn't in any particular order. Hyperlinked titles indicate I have written a review.

Available from:
Going Fishing, Negley Farson, Country Life (1942) Fly Fisher's Classic Library
Trout Madness, Robert Traver, St. Martin's Press (1960) Out of print, but try here
A Man May Fish, T.C. Kingsmill Moore, Herbert Jenkins (1960) Out of print, but try here
Where the Bright Waters Meet, Harry Plunket-Greene, Philip Allan (1924) Fly Fisher's Classic Library
The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Scribner's (1952) Amazon
Rod & Line, Arthur Ransome, Jonathon Cape (1959) Fly Fisher's Classic Library
Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing, William Scrope, John Murray (1843) Fly Fisher's Classic Library
Trout Bum, John Gierach, Pruett Publishing & Co., (1986) Amazon
Fishing the Wilder Shores, Sidney Spencer, Witherby (1991) Out of print, but try here
The Habit of Rivers, Ted Leeson, Lyons and Burford (1994) Lyons Press
Fishless Days, Angling Nights, Sparse Grey Hackle (1954) Out of print, but try here
A Summer on the Test, John Waller Hills, Philip Allan (1924) Fly Fisher's Classic Library
Fly Fishing, Sir Edward Grey, J.M. Dent (1899) Fly Fisher's Classic Library
The Well-Tempered Angler, Arnold Gingrich, Knopf (1965) Out of print, but try here
The Seven Rivers, Douglas Stewart, Duffy and Snellgrove Duffy and Snellgrove
A Leaf from French Eddy, Ben Hur Lampman, Touchstone Press (1965) Out of print, but try here

 

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