Cast Catch Release

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Author: Marina Gibson

Category: Lifestyle , Sport & leisure

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Hodder Press

ISBN: 9781529394337

RRP: $34.99


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‘A very revealing book about life, salmon and angling. Marina’s writing is as exquisite as her casting.’ – PAUL WHITEHOUSE

‘A unique and very enjoyable story, filled with simple joys and more complex challenges.’ – TRISTAN GOOLEY, author of How to Read a Tree


An inspiring true story about the healing power of water from one of the world’s best known female anglers

In her early twenties, drifting and directionless, Marina Gibson fled the city for the countryside, and picked up a fishing rod for the first time in years. She was returning to a childhood pursuit and a passion passed on by her mother.

Fishing overtook Marina’s life as she grew enraptured by the quiet magic of angling. Whiling away hours by a Highland river or a local chalk stream, with only the ritual of casting and the music of the water for company, Marina found an escape from a failing marriage and a connection to a tradition of female anglers stretching back generations.

Alongside the twists and turns of her own story, Marina traces the epic migratory journey of the Atlantic salmon and its fight for survival against the odds. Cast Catch Release is a love letter to the water, and what it means to find peace and purpose in the great outdoors.

Marina Gibson is the founder of the Northern Fishing School at the Swinton Estate and an ambassador for Orvis, Costa and Angling IQ. She has made a number of TV appearances – including alongside Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer (forthcoming episode of Gone Fishing) and Giles Coren, among others. Marina is committed to encouraging more and more young people to take up fly-fishing, as well as championing the importance of preserving rivers for future generations.

She is based in Yorkshire but grew up in Scotland, Gloucestershire and Devon.

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