I have always loved fishing and I adore watching River Monsters, These Dark Waters and literally anything with Jeremy Wade fishing in it. I grew up on and around water, so anything dealing with swimming, boating or fishing is a literal part of my DNA.
This past winter I had been dealing with some anxiety and missing the sun and summer, so I turned back to fishing and came back to Jeremy Wade’s shows. Instantly I was hooked! I love the process of interviewing the people (as cheesy and staged as it is) and how he goes about fishing after that. It was intriguing to me and I found myself pulled further and further into the fishing. Eventually I discovered Jeremy Wade’s first book, How to Think Like a Fish.
This book was absolutely fascinating and not only went into various aspects of fishing, but it also gives the reader a better look into Jeremy Wade’s life! Here is the summary from Goodreads:
In his bestselling first book, Jeremy Wade, the star of the hit TV series River Monsters, memorably recounted his adventures on six continents in pursuit of fish of staggering proportions and terrifying demeanor. Now the greatest angling explorer of his generation (Independent on Sunday) returns to delight readers with a book of an entirely different sort, the book he was always destined to write–the distillation of a life spent fishing. Thoughtful and funny, brimming with wisdom and above all, adventure, these are pitch-perfect reflections that anyone who has ever fished will identify with, for ultimately it touches on what fishing teaches us all about life.
Again, as someone who loves fishing, I took the information from this book and applied it to my own fishing. My incredible husband (who also loves to fish) took me out so I could try my new found skills! I was pleasantly surprised to find that the skills learned in the book translated to me catching fish (OR I was just lucky…but I think it was the book)! I genuinely hope Jeremy writes more books and also narrates those because that made the audiobook the absolute best experience!
If you have any kind of interest in fishing I highly recommend checking this book out. Otherwise, give the show a watch, you won’t regret it!