Fishing in Wild Places

I’m currently reading a book called Fishing in Wild Places, by David Street. It’s a collection of 12 essays based around fishing, gathered together from a lifetime of fly angling and writing. Although I’m only part of the way through it, I thought it nice to give an advance mention of the upcoming review by quoting one of my favourite passages so far.

It comes from chapter 5, where he embarks on a two week expedition to fish for sea-trout in the windswept Faroe islands of the north Atlantic.

It was then that I had a take from something more like what I was looking for, and after a strenuous contest I netted a fine sea-trout of 3lb to the Bloody Butcher. Perseverence was rewarded, and my first Faroese sea-trout came against all the odds; a fisherman is sustained in the knowledge that the unexpected is only a few casts away. Let him believe this and he will endure almost anything.

4 comments

  1. Ian’s avatar

    Just ordered a copy of this – sounds good. Very impressed with your blog – excellent photos.

  2. mike’s avatar

    Hi Ian, I really hope you enjoy it, I certainly did. Thanks for stopping and making a comment 🙂

  3. Ian’s avatar

    Well – I enjoyed the early chapters a lots – but found the latter half too focused on Ireland. I suppose I wanted it tp be like The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane, with a bit more fly fishing thrown in.

    Looking forward to your review.

  4. mike’s avatar

    Hi Ian,

    Interesting thoughts. I personally enjoyed the Irish stuff quite a lot, but I do see your point. I’ve not read the Macfarlane book, must give it a look.

    Thanks,
    Mike

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