The best fishing writing is never only about fishing, and the writers collected in this anthology use angling as a way to write about love, loss, faith, and obsession. The perfect gift book on fishing, this popular anthology of great writers is introduced by Jon Day.Read more
A wonderful book and a perfect gift for anyone who loves fishing.
Jo Good, Radio London
Indie publisher Notting Hill Editions has produced a lovely little anthology of writing on the idle pleasure of fishing.
The Idler (Book of the Week)
Over my fishing lifetime I have come across plenty of fishing anthologies but I can't recall one that captured my imagination quite as much as Jon Day's
Simon Cooper, Fishing Breaks
One of the better fishing anthologies by far. Compiler and angler Jon Day has stuffed an all-star cast of writers within the smart fabric covers. There are 44 essays altogether, and the book’s compact pagination means that all are pared of waffle. You’re left wanting more, instead of just wanting to reach the end. It’s nicely produced and easily portable, and if it drives you further away from the transitory, knee-jerk incoherence of social media, and into the arms of considered writing of substance, it will have been worth every penny.
Jeff Prest, Trout Fisherman
Introduced and edited by Jon Day, this little gem sports some of history’s finest writers on.. you guessed it… fishing. A fantastic small, travel-friendly book, perfect for dipping in and out of. Definitive, historical proof that fishing is not just for weirdos like you.
The Mission: The Cult of Fly Fishing
This pocket-sized book is perfect for taking with you to read on the riverbank. The writers that feature in this anthology find faith when they are fishing, they write of place, people, and purpose and sometimes their piscatorial prose drips with nostalgia for the fish that are no longer there. But meander through this book and you will be caught, some by Woolf, some by Manley Hopkins; but all by the sweet simplicity of sitting on the riverbank, rod in hand.