NO. 3 HUGH FALKUS (1917-1996)
Hugh Falkus was a marvellous communicator, whether through the medium of film or through his articles and books. His best-known work, Sea Trout Fishing, explained the dark arts of sunk-lure fishing for sea-trout at night, changing forever the approach of anglers to this enigmatic fish. As entertaining and informative as his practical books are, his two volumes of autobiography, The Stolen Years and Some Of It Was Fun, are great adventure stories. His Salmon Fishing is the definitive modern book on the subject.
“Falkus was a hunter who studied his prey with unflagging zeal. He worked harder, longer, more intensively, than any angling writer I have ever known.” (David Burnett in The Independent).
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