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JoeOh

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Books that I keep going back to are Trout and Salmon Rivers of Ireland, and Trout and Salmon Loughs of Ireland, Peter O'Reilly, RIP. Also A Man may Fish, T.C. Kingsmill Moore, Fishing in Wild Places, David Street (1989) and The Evening Rise, H.M. Bateman (1960).
 

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Rather than start a new thread, I've nearly finished Hooked on Hope and rather than reread some of my Gierach books on the train into work, I fancy a punt on Seasons of a Fisherman by RHB, worth the £50.00 odd quid second hand? I'm guessing some of you have read it.
 

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Rather than start a new thread, I've nearly finished Hooked on Hope and rather than reread some of my Gierach books on the train into work, I fancy a punt on Seasons of a Fisherman by RHB, worth the £50.00 odd quid second hand? I'm guessing some of you have read it.
I enjoyed them with Fisherman's Winter my favourite of the four, if you want to dip your toe in so to speak they're available as individual seasons
 

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I enjoyed them with Fisherman's Winter my favourite of the four, if you want to dip your toe in so to speak they're available as individual seasons


Silly question but would you say it's written in an over flowery twee style? I enjoyed The Longest Silence by TM, Yates descriptive books etc. But could not get on recently with A Summer On The Test by J W Hills, for me personally it was like pulling teeth. Sorry to put you on the spot.:)
 

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Silly question but would you say it's written in an over flowery twee style? I enjoyed The Longest Silence by TM, Yates descriptive books etc. But could not get on recently with A Summer On The Test by J W Hills, for me personally it was like pulling teeth. Sorry to put you on the spot.:)
I can't compare the two as I haven't read the book you mention but I'd say RHB and his writings are one of a great observer and nature lover, so the book or books are very descriptive and he paints a great picture with words. Flowery tweed style, not really more old school adventurer with a fishing rod for company
 
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Books that I keep going back to are Trout and Salmon Rivers of Ireland, and Trout and Salmon Loughs of Ireland, Peter O'Reilly, RIP. Also A Man may Fish, T.C. Kingsmill Moore, Fishing in Wild Places, David Street (1989) and The Evening Rise, H.M. Bateman (1960).
Any Donegal Loughs and rivers mentioned in the books JoeOh..
 

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I can't compare the two as I haven't read the book you mention but I'd say RHB and his writings are one of a great observer and nature lover, so the book or books are very descriptive and he paints a great picture with words. Flowery tweed style, not really more old school adventurer with a fishing rod for company


Thanks for that, I'll try one of the books before committing to the volume of four in one.
 

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And that great numpty Secret Angler sought to paint all anglers with the same brush - some silliness about anglers not being bright enough to read! Well blow me down.
 

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I'm just wondering if anybody can recommend any writers in the same vein as John Gierach, Tom McGuane etc.? I really enjoy both of these writers and have mostly exhausted their books now so looking for new reads. I do like the travel aspect of their books as much as the fishing if I'm honest. Any help as always is much appreciated.

Thought of another book you may enjoy, Chasing Rumour by Cameron Chambers
 

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Dont know how I could forget him but spotted a couple of his books on my Shelf last night

Harry Middleton... some great reads

O M W
 

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Any Donegal Loughs and rivers mentioned in the books JoeOh..
Hi Gary, plenty.
Trout & Salmon Loughs of Ireland, Northern Fisheries Region: 104 waters mentioned, majority in Donegal
Trout and Salmon Rivers of Ireland, Northern Fisheries Region: 48 rivers mentioned.
Though dating from 1991, much of the information is still relevant and these are two must-have books for anyone fishing The Fair Isle.
I believe that a similar treatise of Scottish angling was written by Bruce Sandison (spelling ?) around the same time but I have not read that publication
 
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Hi Gary, plenty.
Trout & Salmon Loughs of Ireland, Northern Fisheries Region: 104 waters mentioned, majority in Donegal
Trout and Salmon Rivers of Ireland, Northern Fisheries Region: 48 rivers mentioned.
Though dating from 1991, much of the information is still relevant and these are two must-have books for anyone fishing The Fair Isle.
I believe that a similar treatise of Scottish angling was written by Bruce Sandison (spelling ?) around the same time but I have not read that publication
Thank you I'll have a look I should be in ballyshannon soon and I know there is plenty of fishing to be done there. Thank you
 

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Fishing in Wild Places, David Street (1989) .
Thanks for this recommendation, it brought back many good memories of fishing the Zetland Hotel waters in the late 1980s/early 1990s and less directly of Corrib trips from Lal Faherty's in Oughterard.
 

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Roderick Haig- Brown......bit older but very readable

Also Loved river by H R Jukes ,,,,


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I really enjoyed Loved River, what a lovely book and a detailed account of a trout fisherman's paradise. It will definitely be one I come back to again and again. Thanks again for the recommendation O.M.W.
 

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Thanks for that, I'll try one of the books before committing to the volume of four in one.
Did you get the book Jason? And how is it? I'm very much like you in that I tend to switch off if things get overly twee.
 

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Did you get the book Jason? And how is it? I'm very much like you in that I tend to switch off if things get overly twee.

I did but have not started it yet. I also bought Confessions of a Fly Fishing Addict at the same time, that was OK, not sure it's one I'll go back to. Hooked on Hope had me laughing, but near the end, it was quite poignant. Well worth a read as is his other book. I'm a few chapters into White Fish Can't Jump that I'm enjoying so far. When that's done I'll get round to the RHB book and let you know.
 

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I did but have not started it yet. I also bought Confessions of a Fly Fishing Addict at the same time, that was OK, not sure it's one I'll go back to. Hooked on Hope had me laughing, but near the end, it was quite poignant. Well worth a read as are both of his books. I'm a few chapters into White Fish Can't Jump that I'm enjoying so far. When that's done I'll get round to the RHB book and let you know.
Thanks, I'll take a look at the ones you've mentioned👍
 

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Not essentially Fishing but Henry Williamsons Books Starting with Salar the salmon, Tarka the otter, The peregrines saga, the Phasian Bitrd ,and so On, great writer and observer easker1
 

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