First Day Fishing

An Angler's Almanac; with a foreword from Jeremy Wade


Everything a young angler needs to know as they set out on their first day fishing.


ISBN: 9781915569288 Category:

Will Millard


Everything a young angler needs to know as they set out on their first day fishing.

This comprehensive handbook contains a wealth of information for the young angler and lays out, step-by-step everything they might need to know on their first fishing trip.

Fully illustrated throughout, the book covers everything from tackle to ties, rods to rigs, and from knots to hooks to baits, lures and flies! It also includes a fish-identification guide, together with advice on how to care for your catch.

BBC presenter and fishing expert Will Millard is the perfect guide to accompany young anglers on their first day fishing as he blends detailed information with plain good advice – and some amusing anecdotes along the way (including his first ever catch – made with a welly boot after he fell in a river!).

The book is packed with kid-friendly tips and tricks and helps readers – whether in the country or the city – to ‘think like a fish’ as they learn the watercraft of reading a river, pond or canal, how to find the best spots to fish and how to cast for the catch of their dreams.

This book is the perfect guide to fishing and so much more besides – and is sure to instil a love of angling among young readers aged 7+.

– Step-by-step instructions for the complete beginner on everything from creating your rig to casting out – and caring for your catch!
– Fully illustrated spreads throughout packed with useful diagrams and stunning scenes
– Advice on catching everything from a microfish to a huge pike!
– Techniques for fishing in different water environments, including streams, ponds, lakes, fast-flowing rivers and canals
– Includes a foreword from angling legend Jeremy Wade

Additional information

Weight 616 g
Dimensions 21.8 x 27.8 cm
Publisher name Magic Cat Publishing
Publication date 30 April 2024
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Joanna Lisowiec and Nick Hayes
Dimensions 21.8 x 27.8 cm
Weight 616 g


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Author WILL MILLARD is a writer, television presenter, and fisherman. Will is a Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, an Ambassador for The World Fish Migration Day and the Angling Trust. He has written for numerous publications including BBC News, The Daily Telegraph, Vice, The Guardian, Geographical, Fallon's Angler, and Country File Magazine. His first book The Old Man and the Sand Eel for Penguin (Viking) follows a wild journey across Britain in pursuit of a fishing record and he has ghostwritten two books for Penguin including a Sunday Times Bestseller. He lives in Wales with his young family.

Illustrator JOANNA LISOWIEC originally hails from Poland and was brought up in the U.S. and Switzerland. She now lives in beautiful Yorkshire, England.