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Going fishing / by Negley Farson; illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe

Negley Farson

RA Collection: Book

Record number




1st edition


London: Country Life Limited, 1942

Physical Description

143 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

General Note

“Printed in Great Britain by Robert Maclehouse and Co. Ltd. The University Press, Glasgow.” [colophon].

Summary Note

As much an autobiography as it is a book on fishing, the author describes his experiences of river fishing whilst travelling the world. Negley Farson never fails to take his fishing rod. There are chapters on Pacific Salmon, The Shetland Islands, Uxbridge, and The Hebrides, Ireland, the Caucasus, Moscow and the Danube, erupting volcanoes in Chile, rural and urban life in England, France and Norway.
“Airman, special correspondent, traveller, sportsman, Negley Farson has from his earliest years sought adventure as hungrily as most people seek security. In this book he draws on his memories of North and South America, England, Scotland, France, Norway and the Caucasus. Although it will appeal particularly to other anglers, its rich stories of life in the far-off places, its good humour and its freedom from technical language will delight all nature lovers.” [dust-jacket].