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Literature, Trout Fishing & Fresh Food Departments

I bought a book the other day. There is nothing surprising in that as I buy quite a few. The book’s title, “How to catch a fish”, should also not raise any eyebrows. I do enjoy trout fishing and catching a “fish” in this instance means trout.

What is fascinating though is the author’s approach. Kevin Ireland is no mug. He is one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed writers and has published four novels, two memoirs and fifteen volumes of poetry. He also likes trout fishing and has taken a very methodical approach in his book. Izaak Walton, the 17th century English author revered in trout literati circles, wrote in the Compleat Angler that “… fishing was employment for his idle time… that was not idly spent… a rest to his mind, a diverter of sadness, a moderator of passions… a procurer of contentedness; and that it begat habits of peace and patience in those that professed and practiced it.”
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