Legendary angler Ian Botham on the highs and lows of fishing.
Ian Botham's wit and wisdom infuse this book. In the introduction he tells how he first learned to fish and his own passion for the sport. Three sections follow on fly fishing, coarse fishing and sea fishing. Packed with anecdotes and stories, there are also instructions and diagrams, compendia of equipment and bait, sections on Botham's favourite rivers and how to fish them, and guides to everything from the life cycle of a game fish to cleaning, gutting, filleting and cooking your catch outdoors. Threaded throughout are the author's own experiences, both in Britain and around the world - flyfishing with David Lloyd and Mike Atherton in Australia, Big Game fishing with Viv Richards in the West Indies, Masheer fishing in India and trout fishing in New Zealand. A delightful and informative take on one of the nation's favourite sports.