Bruce Sandison confesses to being one of Britain's best-known purveyors of angling lines. His book "The Trout Lochs of Scotland" is described by his son as being 'the finest work of angling fiction ever written'. He is the author of several books on game fishing, travel, Scottish history and the environment, and he was the "Aberdeen Press & Journal's" angling correspondent for nine years. He claims his most significant achievement is the ability to tie a bloodknot in under ten seconds; a skill he says he has acquired through teaching handless members of his tribe to fish. Bruce lives in the village of Tongue in North Scotland.
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Book Description Unwin Hyman. London. (1986) 1987 paperback edition. 8vo paperback (155 x 232mm). Ppxii,190. B/w photographs and illustrations. Minor faults (slightly faded / owner's inscription). Used but good second-hand paperback. "Armed with a tape recorder and two cases of whisky Bruce Sandison set out to track down one of Scotland's most colourful yet elusive characters: the highland gillie. The result is a marvellous record of a group of men whose traditional lifestyle is fast changing. For centuries, the gillie has performed the function of outdoor servant to the laird in pursuit of highland sport. Full of country wisdom and local knowledge the expert gillie must steer his master through a good day's sport. It is his lot to steady the harling boat on a salmon river, crawl on all fours through the wet heather in pursuit of a stag and shoulder the heavy grouse bag at the end of a day on the moor." Chapters include: Jimmy Wallace and the frontier lands of Twizel, Tweed and Till; Hebridean charm and the Heather Isles; Of 'Wild' Jock McAskill and stags and salmon in the Great Glen; Tales from Tweedmill Cottage and Frank Binnie; Ratheanach and the children of the mist; Chess and chestwaders on Spey and Dee; High jinks and history at Tillmouth on Tweed; Three Sutherlands, Helmsdale and Caithness; One that got away on Tay; The debatable lands, Hopetoun and Willie Drysdale; Forfarshire, Ned Coats, David Hanton and the South Esk. Bookseller Inventory # 7064
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-244-11-2701002