An incompleat angler: A fishing autobiography by Lord Hardinge ISBN: 9780718114817
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Immediate dispatch from Somerset. Nice book in great condition. Pages in excellent unused condition. Few marks on dustcover. No notes or highlighting. Name sticker in front. See images. Fantastic book.
About the book >.>.> Instructional books about fishing are legion but fishing memoirs are fairly rare. This may be because very good fishermen won’t or can’t write while very good writers won’t or can’t fish. Lord Hardinge – who stakes no great claim as angler or writer – does claim the ‘lifelong passion that makes the true fisherman. ‘What you get out of fishing is infinitely more than fish he quotes from Negley Farson and in An Incompleat Angler he shares the experiences he has gained in search of trout or more often salmon. Like Farson he believes that ‘fishing should be the exercise of your skill – and its reward the spots it brings you to. If these are not your main objectives then you don’t know fishing.’ The ‘spots’ to which fishing has taken Lord Hardinge have been appropriately varied. As a schoolboy before the war he fished the bright waters of Balmoral with fervent dedication. The war took him to Iceland then Londonderry. After the war he had access to many fine salmon rivers not least the mighty Spey in the east of Scotland or the little stream called the Halladale that struggles north to the Pentland Firth. He was lucky enough to visit the greatest of all salmon rivers the Norwegian Aaro a dramatic surging torrent of snow water whose turbulent pools hide salmon of size and power unequalled elsewhere. And he has often fished in the Irish Republic.
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