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
No. of pages: 256
27 black & white illustrations