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IRISH RISE - Reflections by Lough and Stream by Dennis Moss IRISH RISE - Reflections by Lough and Stream by Dennis Moss

"The essence of Irish Rise is about wild fishing with a fly rod" say publishers Quiller. The foreword is by Trout and Salmon editor Andrew Flitcroft.

What they say...

The essence of this book is about wild fishing with a fly rod, beginning with early days on a humble tributary of the River Thames learning the art of fly fishing, and concluding on the majestic wide open spaces of the limestone loughs of the west of Ireland. As well as reminiscences, there are topical thoughts and observations about conservation of wild stock, the effects of angler pressure, and favourite flies. 

The underlying theme that hopefully comes through is a love of fly fishing in wild places; in particular hunting big brown trout with a dry fly on the rich clearwater loughs of Ireland. 
Dennis Moss has spent much of his career in the fishing tackle trade and in his spare time mastering boat fishing on Scottish lochs and Irish loughs. He has regularly contributed to Trout and Salmon magazine.

What we say...

Dennis Moss is one of those names you hear once you spend any time in fly fishing circles. As a former director of Drennan International Ltd which he then left to co-found Wychwood Tackle in 1989 with Bruce Vaughan, he has moved on to write a couple of other fishing books and contribute to the likes of Trout and Salmon amongst others.

"This is a book about fishing, of my recollections and thoughts of a time spent by lake and stream" says Moss in his introduction and this sets the scene perfectly for what follows. This is a classic fireside book. One of those favourite tomes that you can reach for with a wee dram within grasp of your favourite armchair next to a roaring fire. You get the picture.

Each tale or thought is presented in a very easy to read style that often made me feel I was there or part of the experience and the collection of photographs that accompany them is of a pleasingly high quality - something that is getting rarer I am sorry to report from other books I have received this year.

Not having the chance to experience the fishing in Ireland as yet I was worried when I saw the title but I need not have been. This is a thoroughly recommendable and enjoyable read.


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