This little book depicts the author's love of fishing in simple but graphic verse.
It covers every aspect of fishing from forgetting to listen to the weather forecast to sitting on the bank of a river waiting for a salmon to jump.
The author's thoughts from the river bank are descriptive and seasonal. There are walks along the banks, there are dogs that dig holes in the banks and evening fishing when you get tangled up on the bank.
There are memories of visits to Scotland to fish for salmon, and a meander down the River Wye. Even a recipe on how to cook trout.
Whether a salmon fisher or trout fisher, there is something to relate to in this collection of fishing anecdotes.
The book is dedicated to the author's late husband Geoffrey Hopton. He inspired and encouraged both the fishing and the verse. The last poem was read at his funeral, and most fishermen will understand the need to pick up a rod and wander off down to a river in times of stress.