Six Salmon Rivers and Another by George Frederick ClarkeSix Salmon Rivers and Another by George Frederick Clarke

Six Salmon Rivers and Another

byGeorge Frederick ClarkeEditorMary Brenard

Paperback | September 8, 2015

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Six Salmon Rivers is not just for anglers. It is a classic of Canadian life—a luminous account of the author’s lifelong love affair with the rivers of New Brunswick and their wilderness landscapes. It is a treasure trove of tales told by old-time guides and real-life stories about backwoods eccentrics, early explorers, and fellow sportsmen.

George Frederick Clarke was a man of broad and passionate interests—writer, archaeologist, environmentalist and lifelong angler. Six Salmon Rivers—and Another is full of thrilling stories of salmon caught and salmon lost on New Brunswick rivers. But what makes it more than an angling classic is the “other river” that threads through it.

Time and again Clarke puts into words the intangible things that make anglers love their sport: the saltiness of the guides; the camaraderie of the campfire; and above all the sights, scents and sounds of the wilderness—“so interesting, so primitive, so remote from the usual haunts of men.”

The “other river” is, in a word, contentment; the deep delight in the flow of time and place that wilderness woods and rivers can impart. “A day off is a day gained,” says Clarke; his book tells us why.

George Frederick Clarke (1883-1974) was the author of thirteen books and dozens of short stories. He lived in Woodstock, NB. Mary Bernard is Clarke’s granddaughter and biographer. She is the editor of the George Frederick Clarke Project, which is republishing his books.

George Frederick Clarke (1883-1974) was a man of the St. John River valley and a true romantic. He wanted to be a writer, and a writer he became, against great odds, and created a body of work as full of adventure and romance as his own life. But he himself was as extraordinary as anything he wrote, full of contradictions: a romantic i...
Title:Six Salmon Rivers and AnotherFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:232 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.53 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.53 inPublished:September 8, 2015Publisher:Chapel Street EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0993672574

ISBN - 13:9780993672576


Table of Contents

Editor's Preface; iList of Illustrations; vii,I By Way Of Preface; 1,II The Main Southwest Miramichi; 11,III The Way To Understanding; 19,Photographs-Part One; 39,IV The Miramichi Continued; 49,V The Saint John River; 87,VI The Restigouche And Kedgwick; 123,VII The Restigouche Continued; 143Photographs-Part Two; 169,VIII The Tobique River; 181,IX The Upsalquitch; 189,X The Other River; 201,Index; 203

Editorial Reviews

"This book deserves to rank as Canada's salmon fishing classic, and have a place among all salmon-fishing literature." -Lord Tweedsmuir, President, Journal of the Flyfishers Club England (1961)