The Angler's Bedside Book

Maurice Wiggin - The Angler’s Bedside Book

Batsford 1965

This is often pigeon-holed in the anthology department, and it certainly reads like one, but in fact it is a collection of new writing that was specially commissioned for the work. There is a definite bias towards fly fishing - the high point of the book being Hugh Falkus’ story, The Sea Trout, which was published here for the first time, but Bernard Venables’ account of catching his great shark, which is the opening piece, runs it a very close second. Wiggin assembled a galaxy of writers, including Jack Hargreaves, Fred Taylor, Frank Sawyer and Richard Walker, who produced some fine writing between them - all in all, you will not find it a disappointment.

Inexpensive second hand.



Out of print