The Tale of a Wye Fisherman

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The Tale of a Wye Fisherman by H.A Gilbert

This book was written by my grandfather, H.A Gilbert in 1929 and has recently been republished by The Medlar Press

This is a classic book about the river Wye – its story, the people, the industry, the fishing…

My grandfather, Humphrey Gilbert, was a great angler himself

Besides documenting the history of the saving of this grand river, he sought to interest all good anglers in Wye fishing and its ways, and championed all that fought in the good cause of preservation

This new edition includes updates from the 1953 edition

With beautiful black and white photos of people and the river from the first edition

Cased hardback with dust jacket

Black and white illustrations

248 pages

It is simply quite staggering to read the records of the number of fish caught in the river over this period

My grandfather lists them all.  Let this be a wake-up call! A vital ‘baseline’ of memory – lest we forget that once – not so long ago – the River Wye gave us thousands of salmon each year – enough to support an industry – a river ‘worth fighting for’

Also new for this edition is a tribute to my grandfather written by my brother, Simon English

Approx size 20 cm x 13 cm


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