That Strange Alchemy
by Laurence Catlow
“I need to start thinking like a shooter, for shooters and fishers, even though they are often the same person, think very differently.”
So writes author Laurence Catlow as his fishing season on the lonely northern rivers comes to an end, and he prepares for his next shooting season on his own small shoot on the edge of the Pennines.
Many sportsmen enjoy both shooting and fishing, and in That Strange Alchemy, Catlow examines
• fishing and shooting memories and why they differ
• why both sports are so important to him
• the loss of his shooting dog and the undertaking of a new one
• best fishing days and how these differ from best shooting days
• the anxieties of running a guest shooting day
• fishing in middle age compared to in youth
Catlow writes with great wit, modesty and insight.
50 Black & white photographs
Wed, Sep 10, 2008