Fishing the Margins
The first bibliography, history and review of South African
fly fishing books from the 1908 to the present.
Ed Herbst, broadcaster, writer, and editor of Piscator has
this to say about Fishing the Margins:
'The book is a well-researched and hugely entertaining chronological
record of the 82 books written on the subject since 1908.í Fishing
the Margins is written with infectious enthusiasm and is filled
with fascinating snippets of history that make it as entertaining
as it is informative.'
And Tom Sutcliffe, flyfisherman and author supreme writes:
Africaís fly fishing literature is surprisingly rich and diverse
and itís something a lot of us feel more than a little proud
about. Itís also a genre that has produced a host of quality
works over almost 100 years, books easily able to hold their
own against the best in the world. Think of Dean Riphagenís
The South African Fly-fishing Handbook or Sydney Heyís minor
masterpiece The Rapture of the River to quote just two examples.
Up until now though, the great library of South African fly
fishing books Ė and authors Ė has never been properly examined
and recorded. In at last setting this right, Paul Curtis has
done us flyfishers a big service. He has researched, analysed
and chronicled our fly fishing literary heritage book by book,
author by author, right from the very origins of the sport in
South Africa. As such Fishing the Margins is not only an important
historical record, itís also a welcome milestone. It makes for
a hugely enjoyable and informative read; a book, I think, that
should be prescribed reading for everyone who shares a passion
for fly fishing and a passion for this country.'
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About the author:
PAUL CURTIS has been fishing all his life and collecting
books about fishing for thirty years or more. Fishing the Margins
is the result of his collecting mania and several years of research
in the history of South African flyfishing.