Henry Giles is launching his new book, How to Catch More Salmon, in–store at Farlows on 13th June. Henry will be available to sign copies from 1pm and will be giving a presentation and book reading from 6pm.
How to Catch More Salmon
How to Catch More Salmon is about fishing according to the application of principles and practicalities that will not stop at a first salmon, but go on to catching more salmon, whether or not that is your final destination.
It is not unique to fishing that a beginner can coexist with the expert and at times enjoy near-parity in terms of sporting success. But as Charles Ritz wrote in his quirky and brilliant classic, A Fly Fisher’s Life: ‘More than all else, I like watching other fishers, and examining their tackle. In helping beginners, I often learn as much as they do.’
Whether your passion for salmon fishing takes you globetrotting (like Ritz) or not, this book invites you along for the experience, while sharing sporting insight at all levels, including luminaries of today’s on and offline media. It is an aim of the book that this melting pot will draw real results from the techniques and conclusions that emerge, in terms of fish caught and opportunities taken.
Think and catch more fish is a central theme, but to enjoy the sport via more nuanced and philosophical aspects is key. Get it, teach it and share it, in the UK and Ireland but also on the rivers of Norway, Canada and Russia. Enhance the common good and turn the dream of a fishing lifetime into new reality with the rest of us.
Henry caught his first salmon on Scotland’s River Conon as a 14-year-old in 1981, and blogs about fly fishing in Scotland, Norway and New Brunswick, Canada. Schooled at Christ's Hospital, he read medieval history at university.
He has varied experience over two decades working on newspapers from the Sunday Express to the London Evening Standard, and country and fieldsports magazines, where he worked for six years on Trout & Salmon.
His fishing writings have been published in the Flyfishers’ Journal, Trout & Salmon and Waterlog.
Henry lives in Cambridgeshire with Chloe and Pippa, 10, Yorkshire terrier, Lucky and two horses.
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