Searching for a Rise - Review
June-2016 - Filed in: Book Reviews
Adrian Latimer's new book Searching for a Rise receives great reviews from Salmo Trutta and Gamefisher:
'[This book] tells tales of fishing a heap of the world's most famed trout spots: Battenkill, Bourne, Chimehuin, Corrib, Itchen (and so on). He weaves these places with the experiences and thoughts of trout fishing's giants: Kite, Halford, Plunket Greene . . . , Sawyer, Sheringham, Skues (and further on). As a fisher, you will likely love this book. You'll be right there with Adrian through highs . . . and lows . . . The result is a great read that will keep you going for a good while. ' - Salmo Trutta
'Latimer has written extensively about his adventures in Argentina, Iceland . . . and elsewhere in
a series of volumes including Fire and Ice and The River at the End of the World, and admirers
of his high-octane prose style will need little invitation to snap up his latest offering.
But it is somewhat different to the others, in that it seeks to relate his experiences to those
of previous generations of anglers, who, like him, have been moved to lay down their rods
every now and then and put pen to paper . . . .[In] Argentine Patagonia, . . . Latimer treads
in the wader footprints of Ernest Shwiebert, Joe Brooks, Roderick Haig-Brown and other pioneers.
The landscapes are as amazing as ever they were, and the trout fishing - if not quite as
fabulous - is still extraordinary . . . Elsewhere he seems more subdued. His exploration
of his chalkstream theme takes him to Normandy as well as southern England.
But the rivers are too often degraded by our modern living . . . The legendary streams of
the US Catskills . . . are similarly under pressure, and the sight of legions of fly fishers in
Montana leaves him longing for solitude.' - Tom Fort in Gamefisher