In 2004, Yellow Jersey published one of the most highly acclaimed fishing books of recent years, Charles Rangeley-Wilson s Somewhere Else. In 2006, Rangeley-Wilson will be presenting his own BBC2 TV series, The Accidental Angler. Published to accompany the TV series, The Accidental Angler s fifteen new stories take us from London suburbs to Bhutan, the Soviet wilderness to the Seychelles anywhere a fishing rod leads. A fishing rod will break the ice with locals, guides, farmers, shopkeepers, taxi drivers and bar-flies. Whether in the world s most outlandish and awe-inspiring places or just at the end of your road, fishing will introduce you to crabby weather and crabby locals, moon-phases, rip-tides, floods, droughts, remarkable tales, and of course fantastic slippery beasts. In The Accidental Angler you ll battle titanic monsters on a tropical atoll and make-believe sharks on the mushy-peas-and-gravy Wash. You ll chase inscrutable grayling through back gardens in Provence, or phantom sea trout in downtown Southampton. And you ll run away from pill-popping Icelandic farmers and find secret rivers hidden beneath the streets. Fishing can take you to the heart of the landscape in
Charles Rangeley-Wilson is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. As well as presenting BBC TV's The Accidental Angler, he is The Field's fishing correspondent and contributes regularly to Gray's Sporting Journal, America's leading literary outdoor magazine. He was a founder of the Wild Trout Trust, and is the author of one previous book, Somewhere Else. He lives in Norfolk with his wife and two children.