Merlin Unwin Books

"Merlin Unwin Books are lively, innovative countryside book publishers.

Their well-produced range of rural, wildlife, fieldsports and fishing books never fail to inform and entertain."

Philip Dunne MP
co-founder of Ottakar’s bookshops


This is a special boxed leather edition, limited to just 12 copies, and published by E, Z and D Verlag, Switzerland. Each copy is numbered 1 to 12 and signed by the author.

Angles on Fishing is a book of inspiration for the thinking fisherman. It explores many of the topical issues at the heart of sport angling today, but in a light, intelligible and often humorous way.

What is the threat to angling posed by animal rights arguments; what have ethics to do with angling; is there a distinction between recreational and subsistence fishing, and does it matter? – all these subjects and many more are raised in a book which is full of beautiful and surprising illustrations, apposite poetry and quirky humour.

A far cry from the practical ‘how to’ angling books, this is both a wake-up call for those who complacently believe that fishing is safe and a celebration of all that is colourful and rich in the world of sport fishing.


Full leather edition, hand-bound in elegant midnight blue goatskin leather, by the finest English craftsmen in Ludlow, Shropshire. All the elements of beautifully bound books have been incorporated, including:

• Hand-marbled endpapers by Ann Muir   
• Navy silk ribbon marker
• Silver/blue head & tail bands   
• Raised bands on spine
• Set head and tails
• Gilt edges          
• Silver blocked on spine and front and embellished with a recessed circle of      perch skin   
• Rounded and backed           
• Protected in top quality dark blue slipcase with a grey suede bevelled front edge
• Bound-in limited edition flyleaf


These books are individually crafted and the materials are hand-made to order – nevertheless, we aim to deliver books within, on average, six weeks of receipt of payment.


Author: Alexander Schwab
ISBN: 9783033024120
Published: August 2010
Format: 220 x 281 mm
Binding: Hardback
Price: £395.00

Angles on Fishing LIMITED LEATHER FIRST EDITION by Alexander Schwab

Press reviews

Reviewed in Waterlog Online in August 2010

'Nothing Alex writes ever resembles anything else anybody has ever written.'

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