Meet Charles Rangeley-Wilson, angler, conservationist, & traveler. In this broad look at fishing around the world, Rangeley-Wilson travels from city suburbs to Bhutan, from Icelandic moonscapes to the Seychelles—anywhere, in fact, his fishing rod leads. He battles titanic monsters on a tropical atoll & make-believe sharks on the mushy-peas-&-gravy Wash; he chases inscrutable grayling through back gardens in Provence & phantom sea trout. Along the way he discovers that fishing can take you to the heart of a landscape in a way few other forms of travel can match. A fishing rod will break the ice with locals, guides, farmers, shopkeepers, taxi drivers, & barflies. Fishing introduces Rangeley-Wilson to crabby weather & crabbier locals, moon-phases, riptides, floods, droughts, remarkable tales, & of course fantastic slippery beasts.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"Whether battling titanic monsters on a tropical atoll or chasing phantom sea-trout in Southampton, Rangeley-Wilson attains cultural & sociological insights into all manner of people & places." —The Field
"Charles Rangeley-Wilson . . . is fishing’s high-priest. To the common passion for the pastime, he adds an exceptional ability to write well . . . & he has an acerbic eye." —The Times
"He has a good eye for river landscapes & for the otherworldly movements of fish . . . There's a charm in this woozy prose, which has a knack for snagging interesting turns of phrase." —Observer
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Charles Rangeley-Wilson is an award-winning journalist & broadcaster, a regular contributor to Gray’s Sporting Journal, & the author of Somewhere Else.