The Seasonable Angler: Journeys Through a Fisherman's Year

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Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
Nick Lyons's first fishing book, The Seasonable Angler, is the story of a fisherman's year, from the projects and fantasies of an angler's winter through the thrill of a June evening's rise on the Beaverkill, and on to the pleasures and melancholia of autumn trout fishing. In a book of spirited contrasts, Nick Lyons recounts hilarious misadventures on Opening Day and on family trips, as well as quiet moments when the fisherman becomes contemplative and close to nature. Lyons captures the excitement of catching a first trout -- and the sadness of having killed, at times, too many fish. There is an increasing respect for the natural world, for conservation, for the spirit of the sport. The Seasonable Angler is not only for avid fishermen but for everyone who appreciates fine writing about nature and who wants to understand what animates that strong clan of people who fish.

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About the author (1999)

Nick Lyons, a former professor of English at Hunter College, was John Voelker's editor for "Trout Magic". He writes frequently about fishing & lives in New York City.

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