The Twitch – Book of the Year

Mark Avery is a hugely respected blogger and campaigner so it is a privilege for him to have named The Twitch as his ‘Book if the Year’. There are some mighty fine books on his list and some very famous names so it is rather humbling to be sitting at the top of the pile.Continue reading “The Twitch – Book of the Year”

The Idle Angler nominated in National Angling Awards

Rather splendidly, The Idle Angler has been nominated as Book of the Year in the Angling Times National Angling Awards 2014. The results will be revealed in the Christmas edition of Angling Times due out on 16th December and votes can be cast by following this link….–Catches/Misc/Angling-Times-National-Angling-Awards-2014—cast-your-vote-now/  

Countryfile Magazine article: In defence of Angling

Anglers are misunderstood creatures. Rather than curmudgeonly misfits, we are proud custodians of our waterways, says Kevin Parr As in every walk of life, there are a handful of anglers who give the pastime a bad name. But for every litterer or poacher there are dozens of like minded souls who regard the  environment inContinue reading “Countryfile Magazine article: In defence of Angling”

Another Idle Angler review….

That contentment is found on every page, but there is much too that readers will find provocative and challenging. Parr explores depths rarely plumbed in angling writing, examining its philosophies and idiosyncrasies in a way that is hugely engaging. This is fishing – not necessarily as we know it, but as most of us wouldContinue reading “Another Idle Angler review….”

Idle Angler Review

A rather nice review of The Idle Angler has appeared in CountryFile magazine. Editor Fergus Collins writes that ‘there’s much to enjoy here‘ and suggests that ‘it’s a very gentle, eclectic plea for understanding through revealing some of the joys to be had from the pursuit of hidden quarry..’ The full review is here IdleContinue reading “Idle Angler Review”

Part of the Process

13th May 2013 The Twitch is moving ever closer to publication. The first proofs have been checked and signed off and the cover itself is taking shape. It is a long old process taking sixty thousand words and making them presentable, and I have definitely avoided the worst of the tedium. Editing and proof-reading areContinue reading “Part of the Process”