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The River Never Sleeps
The River Never Sleeps
Author: Roderick L. Haig-Brown
ISBN-13: 9780002168250
ISBN-10: 0002168251
Pages: 352

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited
Book Type: Paperback
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Few books have captured the haunting world and music of rivers, and of the sport they provide, as well as A RIVER NEVER SLEEPS. Roderick Haig-Brown writes of fishing not just as a sport, but as an art. He knows moving water and the life within it - its sublest mysteries and perpetual delights. He is a man who knows fish lore as few men ever will, and the legends and history of a great sport.

Month by month, he takes you from river to river, down at last to salt water and the sea: in January, searching for steelhead in the dark, cold water; in May, fishing for bright sea-run cutthroats; and on to the chill days of October and the majestic run of spawning salmon.

All the great joy of anglins is here - the thrill of fishing in a thunderstorm, the sight of a river in freshet or a river calm and hused, the suspense of a skillful campaign to capture some half-glimpsed trout or salon of extraordinary size, the excitement of playing and landing a momentous fish.

A RIVER NEVER SLEEPS is one of the enduring classics of angling: it will prove a rich reading experience for all who love fishing or rivers.