Author: Jon Berry
Publisher: The Medlar Press & Waterlog, Nov 2011
With the invention of the railways in the early 19th century, anglers were, for the first time, able to fish the length & breadth of Britain. The great train companies positively courted them, with special trains & angling club discounts. Here, angling historian & fisherman Jon Berry, attempts to follow in their footsteps. Color & B&W photos, Black line drawings; 9x6 inches, 192 pgs.
' . . . one of the most pleasing and original books about fishing that I have read in a long time . . . Half the charm of A Train to Catch is tied up with the sheer variety of fishing that ends up getting done, ranging from shark angling at Looe to perch at Marlow, spiced with a mini Grand Tour of Scotland and a quest for Broads pike . . . potentially the angling book of the year' - Andrew Herd (Click here to read the full review.)
'It?s the personal reflection of getting drunk, playing guitar or fondly imagining the youthful exploits which earned his Dad the monicker of 'The Coiled Spring' amongst the lads and lasses of Southsea, which make this book so readable. There?s plenty of angling detail besides but the vignettes that frame the pursuit of fish are perfect bed-time material, inviting slumber and dreams of shimmering water . . .' - Nick Small, Caught by the River