A Once Forgotten River
ISBN: 0956729770
EAN13: 9780956729774
Language: English
Pages: 164
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Ken Evans
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Book Overview
The book is being published by the author in conjunction with FishingBookSender self-Publication services. Imagine a small river in Wales in a coal mining community heavily polluted with waste from 1800 or so until the pits finally closed in the eighties. When the author first fished it with his father in the seventies, apart from a few small roach, all they could catch were eels. Since the closure of the pits the river has made a remarkable recovery and what was 'A Once Forgotten River' has become a superb little river for fly fishing for the brown trout that are now present. The author has spent a lifetime following his passion of fly fishing for the trout (and grayling) on not only the Taff but the River Usk and has been there through the whole transformation of this beautiful and scenic river. He has over the years seen the water quality improve dramatically not only for the fishing but the wealth of wildlife that is now present. Being a keen conservationist he always returns his fish after photographing the specimens and has used his camera to record the stunning views and the wildlife. This includes otters, mink, kingfishers and much more. Importantly he has also included photographs of some of the natural fly types that now hatch on the river including mayfly and the artificial ones he uses to tempt the trout.