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Beneath the Black Water: The Search for an Ancient Fish by [Berry, Jon]
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4.7 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

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'Beneath the Black Water is the wonderful account of a mad, disrupting, unforgiving but ultimately joyous addiction - an addiction not just to the ferox, but to the truly wild waterscapes they inhabit. No fellow angler could be unimpressed; no ordinary human will quite believe it.' Chris Yates, writer and eccentric angler 'This quest for a sense of belonging comes with dreams of great fishes. Mr Berry has written a beautiful, haunted poem of friendship and obsession.' Jeff Barrett, Caught by the River

About the Author

Jon Berry is the author of the angling books A Can of Worms and A Train to Catch. He has contributed to many fishing magazines and websites and is a former editor of the Barbel Fisher magazine.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5145 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (11 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078XHBEA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #65,794 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A stunning read from cover to cover.

Not a 'how to' book, but a more a 'why we do it'.

Jon goes into details of his personal life that many of us wouldn't dare to write.
Its a very private account of friendships and the love of both fishing and the places he fishes.
The journey is a long and difficult one, and one I suspect isn't over just yet......

A book that is well worth adding to your collection.
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A brilliant angling book, which can be enjoyed by non-anglers too. It deserves a place on the bookself beside Luke Jennings' "Blood Knots", Grey of Fallodon's "Fly Fishing" and Izaak Walton. Lyrical descriptions of Scotland complement a learned account of the author's preferred quarry, the Great Lake Trout, Ferox, which might be a separate species or sibsecpies of Salmo trutta.
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Few books on the subject for the last of the really WILD fish in the UK.

Well written

I have fished all over North Scotland and the author Jon Berry paints a great picture of what it is like.- - - - the last wilderness in the UK.
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I imagine we all have our favourites and feel we know what we like to find in our fishing literature. I cannot say that this book fitted my ideals but I would have to admit that it was not easy to put down. This smacks of obsession and much of the central and other characters seem to bear some of the scars of obsession. As do many anglers at some point in the pursuit of their passion. And that's what its all about in the end, a personal journey through life and the role of the 'angler' character in that life. The fact that the quarry of this story dwells in deep, dark and cold water somehow fits like mist in the mountains. The determination required to accomplish what they set out to achieve is somehow matched by the sombre and bleak environments described. There was no casual way to get the fish they sought. This is the story of a struggle, in powerful settings, for an elusive and little understood but potentially giant fish. What more could you want?
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I used to read books a lot, fish quite a bit. Along came the Internet and family , so the former took a back seat to the latter. I downloaded this book because of my fascination with ferox. It is not a guide to fishing, but a insight to obsession at its best and a fisherman's guide to where to fish. I now feel inspired to get back to reading and be more adventurous with my fishing. I was disappointed as it ended abruptly and too quickly which I suppose is a good sign. Defo recommend it
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A really good read for any angler and a bit different from a lot of other angling books.Im not a coarse or game angler,just sea fishing for me but I still really enjoyed it.Similar in style of writing to the brilliant Chris Yates books
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Inspiring book, many fishermen now take the easy option (chuck out boilies, set bit alarms and fall sleep, eventually carp comes along etc. etc.), the authors choice is a less trodden path, more of a quest, in search of a specific species. Certainly inspired me to look at other waters and get back to 'real' fishing- avoiding the superficial world of the commercial fishery.
Well written, easy going read with some beautiful photographs.
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He gets pretty close to capturing the borderline insanity that is Ferox fishing. Its an interesting though casual read into Ferox fishing. There is little tome spent on the methods and theories surrounding Ferox, the book primarily deals with the experience of fishing for them.
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