With contributions from over 12 writers, who all have specialist knowledge of the sport, it features pieces by experts such as Gordon Mackie, Theo Pike and the renowned entomologist, Dr Cyril Bennett.
Chapters cover the ecological and entomological character of chalk streams and their condition in the 21st century, fish and insect behaviour, seasonal angling tactics and specialised approaches, chalk stream ethos and angler etiquette, modern fly fishing techniques for trout and grayling, fly fishing for coarse fish in chalk streams, historical and modern artificial flies, chalk stream river management and the future prognosis for survival of internationally significant chalk stream ecosystems.
The first substantial work on chalk stream fly fishing for many years, the anthology is designed to both inform the newcomer and entertain the experienced angler. Natural insects and artificial flies are illustrated with extensive, high quality colour photographs. Conceived, designed and edited by Graham Chalmers, in collaboration with the Salisbury & District Angling Club.