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Botham on Fishing
||‘Fishing for me
is not about catching fish, that’s a bonus. I’ll get up
at five in the morning, I’ll be on the river, in the river,
at seven, first light. I’ve never actually worked out why, because
I never seem to catch anything at seven, the first bites are at about
ten when it’s warmed up, but that’s not the point…
I enjoy the solitude of fishing, the peace of mind, just me and the
dog…’ Ian Botham
|Ian Botham on Fishing
Sir Ian Botham,
cricketing legend, is also a fisherman of knowledge and passion.
In his new book, Ian Botham on Fishing, he shares his love of the
sea and the riverbank. As a cricket commentator he travels the world
and at each stop he is able to slip away to try his hand at whatever
local fishing delights can be found.
The result is a wide experience of fish and
fishing from every corner of the globe including his experiences
in New Zealand, which he describes as ‘a paradise for the
A mixture of advice and anecdote, this book
is a perfect introduction to the novice while still being packed
full of rich material for the already initiated.
||Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, December
|Article from the Sunday Times
9 Nov 2008
Sir Ian Botham, 52, was born
in Heswall, Wirral. He first played cricket for England in 1977,
and became known as a genuine all-rounder before retiring 15 years
later. He now works as a commentator for Sky Sports....
His book, Ian Botham on Fishing, is out now.
I’m passionate about fishing, but it’s
not something that can be easily combined with a family holiday.
We’ve given it a go once or twice, and my wife, Kath, even
went so far as to get her waders on during a recent visit to New
Zealand, but I don’t think she found it as therapeutic as
I love the peace and tranquillity that normally
come with fishing... Read
the full article
And the winners are...
The winners of a copy of
Ian Botham on Fishing are
Gordon Hegewald ( Utah, USA) and
Peter Maningas ( MO, USA)