• Gilbey’s take on the world’s best places to fish

    by  • October 31, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The ebullient Henry Gilbey has published his view of the 100 best places to fish around the world. Fishing Adventures, published by Wiley Nautical, ranges from the Andaman Islands and Mozambique to Murchison Falls in Uganda and the Fraser River in Canada. Some great pictures in ther book, but the bad news is that each venue only gets two pages, and much of this is swallowed up by those photographs. Still, those who enjoy his television programmes won’t quibble. It costs £20 (though I notice Amazon is already offering it at just £10. Bet that’s really helping the small bookshops.). Details here.


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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