I must admit I never thought I would write one book let alone two so it is wonderful to see The Otters’ Tale following on from Life of a Chalkstream.
Life takes some odd twists and turns. Twenty five years ago with a passion for fly fishing and a yearning to return to the river valleys of my Hampshire upbringing I packed in a perfectly respectable career.
Now, making a living out of fishing is no easy thing, but by dint of hard work and some spectacular strokes of luck I’ve manged to do it with many miles of the most wonderful chalkstreams now under my care.
These are home to an astonishing collection of wildlife that is as precious and unique as any Amazonian rainforest. The creatures that inhabit this wonderful tract of the English countryside have inspired the words you will find between the covers of the books.