Great Angling Disasters
A unique collection of fishing stories from the past 200 years that prove that when it comes to fishing, things can and often do go hilariously wrong. From stories of record breakers that got away to boats that sank, rods that broke and pike and salmon that ran amok, Great Angling Disasters is the ultimate chronicle of those less than triumphant days on the riverbank. For everyone interested in fishing with rod and line whether they are game, coarse or sea fishermen.
Reviews for Great Angling Disasters
A highly amusing collection of calamitous fishing tales from the last 200 years.
Nicely presented and is ideal for reading by the fireside on cold winter days and nights when you are trapped indoors, an entertaining mood lifter.
Straight away from the front cover illustration of a suited gent struggling in some discomfort with a giant fly stuck in a delicate area while his ghillie looks on, I could tell I was going to enjoy this book. I think we all love a good yarn especially if we can identify with either the unfortunate victims in this instance or at least the potential for whatever the misfortune they encountered. The very opening sentence of the introduction says it all – “Fishing, it has been said, is an accident waiting to happen.”
This book is a humorous collection of fishing tales gathered from old sources dating from the 1870’s to the 1940’s which adds a whole different flavour to them, with images of Tweeded gents, cane rods and a time of greater difference between the classes, city folk and country folk.
Fish and Fly
This delightful collection of more than 40 angling stories … is an eclectic mix of quirky tales, set within a bygone era, and sympathetically edited by Tom Quinn. … Some of these fishy tales reference long-lost techniques and equipment, but this does not distract from hooking the reader with its descriptive narrative, making it as accessible and appealing to non-anglers. … Overall, an excellent read for anglers of all ages.
CLA, Land & Business