NO. 3 HUGH FALKUS (1917-1996)

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - First Cast -

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).

Paul Mor­gan is the owner of Coch-y-bonddu Books (an­gle­books.com)

Paul Mor­gan’s guide to col­lectable mod­ern au­thors

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