Dick Dickson and his wife, Jean, at the launch of Dick’s new book in the Vale of Leven Angling Club. Pictures by Bill Heaney
Neetah Books – A great new local title is now be available after a book signing in Vale of Leven District Angling Club – Angling Loch Lomond and its Rivers – by Richard “Dick” Dickson.
By Bill Heaney
This book is a narrative of game fishing in Scotland’s world famous loch and its associated rivers Leven, Endrick and Fruin. The author has fished these waters for 40 years and considers this to have been one of his life’s great privileges.
The book gives insight to the loch’s remarkable angling history for the last century, and chronicles stories of its most famous anglers with accounts of catches made during the halcyon days on the vast water which is Lomond.
The author reminisces along the way about his experiences on the loch and its rivers, with great stories of worthies encountered and mention of characters who have fished the hallowed waters such as Billy Connolly, pictured right, who was a member of the Loch Lomond Angling Improvement Association and fished its waters for a number of years. He is on record as saying he wishes an island on the Bonnie Banks to be his final resting place.
The islands, which set Lomond apart from the other great lochs in Scotland, are individually described in detail in this book with photographs or fine sketches of them. There is information of where and how to fish the waters around these iconic Lomond islands, but with realism that the loch in particular remains one of anglings greatest challenges.
The three main fishing rivers Leven, Endrick and Fruin are dealt with in separate chapters and the author demonstrates intimate knowledge of these rivers with first hand detailed accounts of fishing them.
Although the book is of particular local interest, it has relevance for any angler who fishes in Scotland’s rivers and lochs for salmon and sea trout.
Order now: The first comprehensive book on fishing in and around Loch Lomond in 40 years.
Pre order here http://www.neetahbooks.com ‘This book has everything you need to know about fishing in the iconic Lomond system. It’s a gem’ – Bill Heaney