(2005) 2009 1st English edn. Published by the author. Zagreb, Croatia.
Large 4to. Pp216. Colour & b/w photographs throughout, decorative end-papers. Burgundy bonded leather gilt. Fine in dust-wrapper. One of only 220 signed & numbered copies.*
This is the second volume of Antun Mates' works on angling in the Balkans, following on from "The Enchanted Angler. Book One: Trout." A fascinating account of huchen fishing in Croatia; a subject never before covered in any detail in English. The grayling content is of lesser extent, but still of great interest to the enthusiast. Inevitably the politics of this troubled region show through in the text, but this is a unique and valuable addition to angling literature, beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout. *Only 220 copies of the English language edition were printed. Each one carries a bookplate signed by the author and stating the limitation.