| This unusual book breaks new ground inasmuch as it attempts to look at contemporary recreational fishing in its entirety. A venture perhaps doomed to failure because the subject matter seems to expand naturally and generate an infinite number of new questions. Why is it, for example, that beer and claret seem to play a significant role in recreational fishing? Or, why is it that women are better anglers than men? Is it in fact the case that the mythical and practical foundations of recreational angling are female?
Angles on Fishing also revisits, re-examines and reappraises the themes of Hook, Line and Thinker (2003) and Dear Jim (2004). Environmentalism, animal rights and the ethical questions related to them are today even more topical than they were then.
There is a feast for the eyes too: the selection of angling paintings by Turner, Monet, Feininger, Klee and others is unique. Some of the paintings and the extraordinary fishing photography are published for the first time in a book.