Jeremy Wade reveal new book and hold Q&A

Global fishing star Jeremy Wade is to give Big One show visitors an exclusive sneak preview of his new book, weeks before its official launch, Angling Times can reveal.

Jeremy, who’s currently starring on ITV with his Mighty Rivers series, is one of the big guests at this year’s events in Farnborough and Stoneleigh.

And this week he confirmed he will give visitors a first look at the new book – ‘How to Think Like a Fish: And Other Lessons from a Lifetime in Angling’ – before the official launch at the end of May.

Far from being a conventional ‘how to’ guide, this book is about the simple fundamental principles of fishing - a mindset for success. In other words, how to think like a fish.

After starting to fish in rural England more than 50 years ago, and going on to become a captor of large, wily carp in his teens, Jeremy started combining angling with far-flung exploration in 1982, catching an unparalleled array of large and outlandish fish from challenging locations all over the world.

Among the fish caught are a dozen freshwater species over 100lb, some of which were unknown even to anglers.

As these catches have come more to the public attention, many people have approached Jeremy about how they can improve their fishing results, hence the new book.

“Fishing is about deception, so it has to engage the brain,” admitted Jeremy. “It is an exercise in problem solving, where no two sets of circumstances are exactly the same. Success is an artful blend of drawing on experience and keeping an open mind.”

How to Think Like a Fish is the distillation of a life spent fishing. Along the way readers will learn when to let instinct override logic, why less time can bring better results and how a ‘non-result’ can be a result.

The 272-page hardback book is published by Orion. It will be available through booksellers and online from May 21.

l Don’t miss Jeremy’s exclusive Q&A sessions on the main stages at the Big One Farnborough on March 23/24 and the new Stoneleigh show on April 13/14.

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