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Moonlighting
Tales and misadventures of a working life with eels

In spring 1973, Michael Brown, a young freelance travel writer, took a phone call from a friend:

‘Why don't you come down to Somerset and see these things called elvers - they migrate up river at night on the high tides and the local’s fish for them. It’s called elvering.’

And so began a lifetime’s career, full of ups and downs, as a self-
employed eel fisherman: from the enchantment of catching them by moonlight, to driving them in battered vans across Europe, to smoking mature eels, to selling them – Michael and his long-suffering wife Utta have never looked back.

A heart-warming tale of running a small business on a shoe-string; and a passion for eels which never faded.


Author: Michael Brown
ISBN: 978 1 906122 34 8
Published: September 2011
Format: 234 x 156 mm
Binding: Hardback
No. of pages: 256
27 black & white illustrations
Price: £15.99

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Moonlighting



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Press reviews

Reviewed in Waterlog Online in September 2011

'I haven't read anything as good in a long while.'

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Reviewed by Ray Collier of Highland News Group in September 2011

'The highs and lows make fascinating reading.'

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Reviewed by Martin Hesp of Western Morning News in October 2011

'You end up utterly gripped, with a page-turner in your hands.'

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