At last, the book I’ve been waiting for all these years. The companion volume to Neil Patterson’s classic, Chalkstream Chronicle - about living and fishing on the River Kennet. If this is the Home Match, his Flyfisher’s Chronicle, just published, is the Away Match.

Taking us on adventures to remote places all round the world with his fly rod and fly-tying vice, Neil’s inquisitive and inventive mind introduces us to new techniques and over seventy new and proven fly patterns flies to outwit the different fish he discovered there, collecting tales of the many extraordinary characters he met on the way with the same appetite for danger, adventure and innovation.

‘Do interesting things and interesting things happen to you’, says Neil -awarded Angling Writer of the Year, Columnist of the Year and Travel Writer of the Year. Hugely informative and humourous you could do a lot less interesting things than rush out and buy this memoir of an innovative flytyer’s adventures. A classic to be enjoyed – and not missed.

Flyfisher's Chronicle - In Search of Trout and Other Fishes and the Flies that Catch Them is published by Constable at £30 and is available through Amazon and good bookshops.