Ireland on the Fly Book Club Ep #2: The Catch: Fishing for Ted Hughes & the influence of Ireland on his fishing & writing

As it’s the run-up to Christmas, Daire and Tom have got another instalment of their Ireland on the Fly book club this week on the show and they’re discussing Ted Hughes and the influence of Ireland and Irish fly fishing on his poetry with Mark Wormald, a Cambridge lecturer and fly angler, who has written a superb book called The Catch: Fishing for Ted Hughes.

Using Hughes’s poetry collection River and his fishing diaries as a guide, Mark returns again and again to the rivers and lakes in Britain and Ireland where the poet fished.

They also have a signed copy of Mark’s book to give away and to be in with a chance of winning The Catch, tell them the name of one of Ted Hughes’s poems and email the answer to [email protected].

They’ll contact the winner then over Christmas and have the book posted out to him/her.

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Ted Hughes talks to the Ireland on the Fly Book Club