Botham on Fishing

Botham on Fishing : At Sea, Being Coarse, on the Fly

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Sir Ian Botham, best known as one of cricket's true greats, is also a fisherman of knowledge and passion. In this book he shares his love of the sea and the riverbank - from the hours of concentration casting for salmon or trout in quiet pools with only his Jack Russell for company, to the adrenalin surging moments when the arm-wrenching force of a 1,000lb Blue Marlin hits the line. As a cricket commentator he travels the world and at each stop he is able to slip away and try his hand at whatever local fishing delights are to be found. The result is a wide experience of fish and fishing from every corner of the globe. Packed with anecdotes and stories, this book also includes 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 the particular intricacies of Spey casting. Threaded throughout are the author's own experiences, both in Britain and around the world, and the book is illustrated with many of his own personal photographs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 190 x 248 x 16mm | 453.59g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50
  • 075382633X
  • 9780753826331

About Ian Botham

Sir Ian Botham made his Test cricket debut for England on 28 July 1977, and went on to enjoy a Test career spanning 15 years. He is recognised as one of England's greatest Test players. He now works as a commentator for SKY Sports, and writes a column for The Sun newspaper. He is a keen fisherman, and in 2005 hosted the TV series 'Botham on the Fly' for the Discovery Channel, now available on DVD.
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A perfect introduction to the novice, as well as containing enough information to be of interest to anyone in love with fishing." "Angling Times""
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