Extracts from Tales from The Angler’s Retreat

Matthew Crampton describes the pain of losing a fish.

My head reeled from the mental cocktail of playing a good fish – a measure of nerves, a glug of glee and a dash of machismo, all laced with two fingers of imminent doom.

Tales Losing It

The great fishing writer Bruce Sandison shares some stories about Uist.

Tales Sandison

Historical tales from Frederick Rea, a Victorian schoolmaster on the island.

Tales Frederick Rea

Robert Hannah describes another potential pain associated with fly fishing.

Tales The Piercing