The Fish of A Lifetime

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The Fish of A Lifetime - The Best Fly Fishing in the World - Volume 1

Legendary fly fishing photojournalist Matt Harris has released his long-awaited first ever book, a massive anthology that packs decades of entertaining editorial features and award-winning photography into one huge volume.

The Fish of A Lifetime - The Best Fly Fishing in the World showcases some of the 40 countries Matt has visited chasing 30 species with a fly rod.

In this exquisitely produced, case-bound tome that spans 42 chapters and 656 pages, Matt recounts his most memorable adventures and documents encounters with a bewildering array of colourful characters as well as some epic battles with wild and often huge fish in remote and spectacular locations ranging from the Arctic tundra to the Amazon jungle.

The Fish of A Lifetime - The Best Fly Fishing in the World, includes Chapters featuring the following countries:

Argentina, the Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chilé, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Russia, the Seychelles, Slovenia, Tanzania, and the USA.

And covers the following species:

Arapaima, Arctic Char, Atlantic Salmon, Bonefish, Brown Trout, Bumphead Parrotfish, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Dorado (freshwater), East Siberian White Spotted Char, Giant Trevally, Huchen, Indo-Pacific Permit, Marble Trout, Milkfish, Northern Pike, Pacific Sailfish, Payara, Peacock Bass, Permit, Rainbow Trout, Red Drum, Roosterfish, Sea-run Brown Trout, Steelhead (sea-run rainbow trout), Taimen, Tanzanian Tigerfish, Tarpon, Yellowfin Tuna,

Testomonial Quotes:

Matt Harris, author & award winning photojournalist

“My aim is for this to be the finest quality fly fishing book ever published,” says Matt, adding: “It is a true celebration of what can be achieved in hot or cold, salt or fresh water with a fly. Buy this book as the ultimate gift for the fieldsports fan who has everything, or indulge yourself and add to your own bucket list of destinations for your next fishing adventure.”

Simon Gawesworth, Internationally renowned fly fisherman and fly casting instructor  

“Matt’s images are always powerful, evocative, and dripping with authenticity. Matt has fished all over the world and covered almost every country and species that the world of fly fishing embraces. With his masterful eye and his enormous enthusiasm for the subject, he has captured a spectacular diversity of locations. In this wonderful book, you will see the very best of Matt’s work. You will see some of the greatest destinations fly fishing can take you to, and some of the more spectacular and extraordinary species you can catch with a fly rod in your hand. In short, without getting on a plane and blowing your life savings, you will get to experience the very best fly fishing in the world.” 


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