219pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013
"In asking whether a fish species that was introduced as part of the process of colonial occupation could be called 'South African', this book uses discussions on trout, their history, the literature about them, scientific work on what is considered 'indigenous' or 'alien', as well as the author's moving personal stories of fishing to provide an engaging and accessible exploration of a contested physical and cultural terrain." from the back cover
"What a book! I long to flyfish after reading the beautifully rendered memories; I marvel at the profound value of metaphor in the arguments; and I've learnt a lot about trout." Antjie Krog
"A brilliantly written and totally compelling read that is destined to become a classic of South African angling literature." Tom Sutcliffe
Duncan Brown is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Professor of English at the University of the Western Cape. He is also the author of "Voicing the Text: South African oral poetry and performance", "Oral Literature and Performance in Southern Africa", "To Speak of this Land: identity and belonging in South Africa and beyond" and "Religion and Spirituality in South Africa: new perspectives".