In the sport of trout fishing, small stillwaters stocked with farm-reared trout are of vital importance. They provide easily accessible and affordable fishing in areas where there are simply not enough rivers, or lakes, to cater for the number of people who love to fly fish.
Peter Cockwill has a lifetime's experience as a fly fisher and is recognized as the authority on trout fishing in small stillwaters: this is his fifth book. His experience as a writer, speaker, fishing instructor, fishery manager, consultant and extraordinary angler have made him very well known. Notwithstanding this, Peter still retains an enduring need "to simply be out fishing for whatever happens to be there". Resident - Surrey Peter Gathercole is a vastly experienced fly fisher whose words and photographs have appeared in countless magazines. His encyclopaedic knowledge of fly tying has led to three best-selling books on the subject. Peter is a gifted angler, naturalist and journalist and principal photographer to the premier UK magazines, Trout and Salmon and Trout Fisherman.