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A Once Forgotten River by Ken Evans
A Once Forgotten River by Ken Evans
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Imagine a small river in Wales in a coal mining community heavily polluted with waste from 1800
or so until the pits finally closed in the eighties. When the author first fished it with his father in
the seventies, apart from a few small roach, all they could catch were eels. Since the closure of the
pits the river has made a remarkable recovery and what was ‘A Once Forgotten River’ has become
a superb little river for fly fishing for the brown trout that are now present.

 The author has spent a lifetime following his passion of fly fishing for the trout (and grayling) on
not only the Taff but the River Usk and has been there through the whole transformation of this
beautiful and scenic river. He has over the years seen the water quality improve dramatically not
only for the fishing but the wealth of wildlife that is now present.

 Being a keen conservationist he always returns his fish after photographing the specimens and has
used his camera to record the stunning views and the wildlife. This includes otters, mink, kingfishers
and much more. Importantly he has also included photographs of some of the natural fly types that
now hatch on the river including mayfly and the artificial ones he uses to tempt the trout.

7 Product Reviews - Average rating 4.7 / 5 (Show All)

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Another gem of a book

- 17/06/2012

A Beautiful book about what is now a beautiful river, one mans story of his life from a boy to a man fishing. With fantastic photography throughout,yet another collectors gem from FISHING BOOK SENDER.

Signed and delivered to my door!! What a gentleman.

- 11/06/2012

I found Ken's book really interesting and fantastically put together. If I had a favourite chapter it would be the Foreigner as I can imagine how annoying this man would have been! The book brought back loads of memories for me and this is the first book I have actually sat down and read from cover to cover and found it superb. Well done Ken.

The Taff

- 11/06/2012

Written by a passionate man who has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the natural world around him whether itís above or below the waters surface. This, along with a keen eye for detail for one in his fly patterns coupled with his prowess with a fly rod that Iím sure everyone can learn something from such an enjoyable book

Great read

- 08/06/2012

Thoroughly enjoyable. Conjured up many emotions and memories of my own childhood. Ken conveys his passion for fishing, nature and the taff wonderfully. Invaluable insight into the patterns and approach that have brought Ken so much success. Can't wait till the next one?!

THE Once Forgotten river

- 30/05/2012

Read your book in one sitting,could not put it down.To be able to write something. That can both enlighten you as well as move you is a great achievment. MR evans draws you into is world as a boy and a man.With the text and the photography. A GREAT READ.


- 30/05/2012

A book so easy to read and enjoyable with days of early years of Ken's life on the river's he enjoys and up to the present time.

I think Bob's words have hit the right note in describing this book.

Well done.

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