Friday, 31 August 2012


The lack of fishing opportunities has led me to finding my fix elsewhere.  Trout , by James Owen is a smashing read charting the history and geography of the species and piecing together trouty gems of literature from Izaak Walton to George Mellie, notably an extract from Hooked!, his book about fishing, where he described landing a trout, then lying down in the undergrowth and masturbating into a large dock leaf.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Salford Friendly Clubhouse in Telegraph

" There’s a monthly book club in the snug and the Salford Friendly Angling Society has been meeting here since 1817. "