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Trout and salmon : [the greatest fly-fishing for trout and salmon worldwide]
Atkinson, R. Valentine.
Personal Author:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Lyons Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
176 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm
General Note:
Subtitle from t.p. verso.
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SH687 .A85 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Trout and salmon, the aristocracy of freshwater game fish, can be found from the beautiful West Coast to New Zealand to Russia to the mighty rivers of Norway. In this stunning full-colour book, Val Atkinson has captured with inimitable skill the beauty of the trout and salmon landscape--quietly gurgling streams, secret river pools, broad mirror-like lakes. Complementing Atkinson's photographs are both contemporary and classic essays by twelve writers from fly fishing's literary hall of fame.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Any book promising the "greatest" of anything raises an experienced reader's suspicion. Yet this one--part how-to, part anthology, and part coffee-table book--comes very close to justifying the hyperbole. The stories (six about trout, six about salmon) are a mix of old and new, and include such well-respected outdoor writers as Roderick Haig-Brown, Thomas McGuane, and Zane Grey. Complementing the text are Atkinson's breathtaking, vivid color photographs--a superb mix of craftsmanship and inspiration. Each story is about a fishing destination: the American West and Alaska, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Argentina, Chile, Norway, Iceland, New Zealand, and newly accessible rivers in Russia. A "factfile" follows each story, with advice on optimum fishing seasons, rivers, lakes, tackle, and flies. With strong writing and memorable illustrations, this large-format volume combines excellent bookmaking and good value--a fine addition to any collection of fishing literature. (Reviewed March 15, 1999)1558218041John Rowen

Library Journal Review

Atkinson's photographs of scenic fishing locales are extraordinary compositions showing off the natural beauty that abounds in and near streams, rivers, and lakes on several continents. The pictures in this book are wonderfully complemented by previously published but regionally relevant articles and stories by distinguished writers such as Tom McGuane and Ernest Schwiebert. Thus, an excerpt from Zane Grey's Tales of the Angler's Eldorado (1926) about trout fishing in New Zealand is accompanied by breathtaking photos taken there and captioned by Atkinson. Other countries extolled for their picturesque waters span North and South America and much of Europe, including Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, and Russia. Recommended for public libraries and coffee tables everywhere.‘Will Hepfer, SUNY at Buffalo Libs. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.