This amazing book was conceived as a tribute to the enjoyment Bill Quarry has experienced over sixty years of fishing for salmon on the Tweed. His inspiration comes from a deep respect for the Atlantic salmon as well as the camaraderie and nature of the riverbank. The author has fished on all of the main beats of the Tweed as well as its tributaries and Salmon Fishing and the Story of the River Tweed contains valuable contributions and anecdotes from more than seventy past and present ghillies - the unique Tweed Boatmen. Produced as a beautiful, large format hardback with 432 full-colour pages, it's a stunning publication.
There are 33 chapters: Tweed Foundations; Tweed People; The Water of Tweed; Salmon Runs of the Tweed; The Senses of Salmon; Spawning; Threats; Salmon Lies; History of Fishing on Tweed; Tweed Boatmen; Netting & Netsmen; Poaching on Tweed; Salmon Angling on Tweed; Spring Angling; Summer Salmon & Grilse; Autumn Runs; Sea Trout; Brown Trout; Grayling; Spinning; Big Salmon of the Tweed; Big Days on the Water; No Two Seasons the Same; The Fishing Beats of the Tweed (Upper, Middle, Lower, Bottom); Ettrick; Teviot; Till; Whiteadder; Tweed Box.
Also included are beat maps, statistical tables and graphs, and many glorious photographs.
A limited number of copies of Salmon Fishing and the Story of the River Tweed will be available in a beautiful leather quarter-binding. (If you are interested, please contact us to reserve.)
This edition of just two hundred copies
is hand-bound in leather and fine cloth, with gold and black embossing, gilt edges, hand-marbled endpapers, head and tail bands and a limitation plate signed by the author.
Presented in a lined, cloth bound slip case.
Please note that the UK postage for this item will be £15 due to its size and weight, and it will require a signature on delivery. International delivery should be feasible with a surcharge of £11 on the normal Medlar posting rates. (If we find that for some reason we are unable to use our normal airmail posting methods for your destination, due to weight regulations for your country, we will let you know.)
'The book will become a must for anyone interested in fishing on the Tweed'
His Grace the Duke of Roxburghe