Monday, November 17, 2008

Salmon Fishing Scotland Salmon Fishing Books Christmas Gifts 2008.

From a lad catching eels on the River Isla to the man who has caught more monster salmon in the UK than any other angler alive - a fascinating insight into the life of the River Tay's most famous ghillie. --Arnot McWhinnie - The Daily Record's Silver Wilkie angling columnist

Colin Leslie is a Tay legend and a lovely man. His book will be a gem for every salmon angler. --Charles Duncan, The Scotsman

From guddling trout in the Isla to catching huge salmon in the Tay - and 600lb marlin in the Pacific - Colin's life has revolved around fish and fishing and his book reflects both his love of the sport that became his life and his interest in the many people from all walks he has taken out after the salmon. --Ken Bell, The Courier

Product Description
Scotland s Salmon King is the autobiography of a man who started fishing at the age of five and hasn t stopped since, although now well into his eighties. Colin spent over 50 years as a ghillie on the River Tay in Perthshire, when he was lucky enough to have a job which he enjoyed as a hobby, and which has been very eventful, both in terms of the fish he has caught and the people he has met whilst catching them. In this amusing and poignant account the author talks about the many interesting characters he has had the pleasure (or otherwise) of meeting, and also describes the way fishing, and other countryside pursuits, have changed over the years.
Scotland's Salmon King


Anonymous said...

A fun book from a REAL GHILLIE.

sallreen said...

It was one of those books that have been floating around consciousness for a while to add wishlist for Christmas. It is a pure work of fiction about a fishery scientist who is asked and then forced into coming up with a way to transport and ensure that Salmon run up a river in the middle of a desert. Lots of jokes regarding the angling press although if someone is not a fisherman then they will still get the idea about the joke.

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