Question: What’s the pastime that has similarities with sex and religion, needs crafty plans and downright cunning, reeks of desperation and death, turns grown men into liars, yet resonates with all that’s best about the British?
The Answer: fly fishing for trout.
Over the years, journalist and angler Graham Mole has observed the scene, fought its foes, pressurised politicians and, given half a chance, sneaked off to catch a few more trout. Along the way he’s tried to explain it all to a Martian, fled from angry ducks (and buffaloes), risked his life with a Blackfoot Indian and, in his regular column, covered the world famous classic chalk streams of the South.
A Multitude of Fins is a collection of Graham’s most interesting, thought-provoking, and inspiring articles across his career. Incorporating selected pieces from the 1980s right up to the current time, the book provides a humorous and intelligent historical snapshot of trout fishing in the UK and further afield, and one man’s lifetime in this most unique of sports.
Graham Mole is a journalist working for the national papers and the author of four books, two of which featured fishing. Formerly an award winning TV producer he once directed films for Countryfile – he fishes the Wessex chalk streams and writes in magazines about the issues they face. A founder member of what is now the Wild Trout Trust, he has also fished in North America and Spain and is now an ambassador for the Angling Trust.
Author: Graham Mole
Published 25 April 2014 | ISBN: 978-1-909125-74-2 | 280 pages | Print and eBook formats | £10.99 print / £6.99 Kindle
Book Categories: History.