Itchen Memories concerns one, specific, length of this lovely chalk stream: the watery maze known as Abbotts Barton. This reissue of a classic of twentieth-century angling literature, unavailable for many years, will be welcomed by anyone interested in the sport and mesmerized by the troubled beauty of England's countryside between the wars.
The legendary G.E.M. Skues was the greatest innovative angler of modern times. Author of the seminal Minor Tactics of the Chalk Stream, The Way of the Trout with a Fly,and Nymph Fishing for Chalk Stream Trout, he also had published posthumously in 1951, Itchen Memories. In an altogether more reflective and anecdotal volume Skues describes memories of over fifty years' angling on his beloved Abbotts Barton Fishery. Itchen Memoriesbeautifully evokes the time and place and gives a rare insight to the 'master' himself.