It was lovely to come across a book that dealt with other aspects of the English countryside. Streams are often not covered, instead going for the usual staple - the countryside as a whole, which although entertaining, there isn't all that much that can be added to the usual British wildlife staples.
Simon Cooper mixes the right amount of natural history, personal experience and observations together to make a highly enjoyable book that details a glimpse into the life of a fly fishing stream.
I have really enjoyed reading this book, and it kept me occupied during the early winter lull after the trout season finished. A very pleasant read, and would recommend to any angler or outdoors person with any interest in riverside life.