My thanks to those good people @clarkesbookshop in Long Street, Cape Town, for delivering this book to me. At R295 it’s a bargain.

Five years in the writing and more than 900 photographs.

Christian Fry is a freshwater ecologist who also happens to be a fly angler and he thanks two, Garth Wellman and Gordon van der Spuy, in his acknowledgements.

All my favourites are there, the micro caddis, the net winged midges and the blackfly – those ‘Lords of the Rapids’. Alan Hobson will love the coverage of the predacious diving beetles.

Its handy size makes it ideal for taking on angling trips for easy insect identification.

It is also available as an ebook.

Thanks are due to Oppenheimer Generations for funding its publication by Jacana.

It should be available from most book stores and to purchase from Jacana please  click here

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