• Zyg’s fishery (and his wines) go into print

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    A book on Angler’s Paradise, the Devon, south-west England, fishery run by the irrepressible Zyg Gregorek, has just been published by Little Egret Press. The book chronicles the early days of the 170-acre fishery, when it was merely one empty pond, to its current state of 17 lakes containing everything from golden tench to record orfe. The book has chapters from many who have fished the lakes (and suffered from Zyg’s home-made wines), from Rod Hutchinson and Keith Arthur, to Bob Roberts, Des Taylor and Rob Maylin. The royalties from the book are to be donated to a charity chosen by Zyg. The cloth edition costs £28.95 and the leather edition of 50, £185, 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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