Thursday, 4 December 2014

Ramblings of a Sportsman Naturalist

BB (DJ Watkins-Pitchford) - by John Gay 1950's

4 comments:

Peter champion said...

Hello Dickie.I have treated myself to The Idle Countryman by BB.Its wrapped to go under the tree and i am looking forward to spot of quiet reading after Xmas dinner perhaps,if i can hide somewhere.We will be having a houseful this year it seems.

Dickie Straker said...

A fine book is that Champ! Have you read Pool of the Black Witch? Just up your street with sea trout in mind!! TTFN Dickie

Polly said...

Dickie, I discovered your delightful blog today and keep coming back to read a bit more at every opportunity. In another life, I was engaged to a boy from Bridport :) Very fond memories of summers in Dorset.

I wonder if you are familiar with the books of Robert Gibbings? Wonderful stories along with his exquisite woodcuts.

http://www.amazon.com/Robert-Gibbings/e/B001K8JTDK

Also, although you tend to avoid fly fishing books, may I suggest this one; I think you would enjoy it:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Earth-Is-Enough-Flyfishing/dp/0871088746

I've never been fly fishing but I've read this three times!

Thank you for brightening a particularly dim and drizzly afternoon here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

All best wishes

Polly

Dickie Straker said...

How lovely to hear from you Polly! Thanks so much for the recommendations - The Earth is Enough sounds perfect. I have added to my list.
I love Gibbings and as luck would have it picked up a copy of his wood engravings book last week. As with so many "things" it was just waiting to be found.
I doubt Bridport has changed too much since your last visit - why so many like it I guess! Thanks again and all good wishes from a cold and very sunny Bridport, Dickie