“This book will make you laugh, smile, and think…”

“Exquisite talent.”

“Writing that carries you to the very best swim of your life.”


By Rob Olsen
CLOTH-BOUND EDITION £30 plus £5 p&p

Cover size: 245 mm x 174 mm
Pages: 220 pages.
Print: Full colour throughout.
Binding: Cloth-bound in red (hardback), with silk laminated dust jacket, embossed in gold on spine and front cover. Dark green endpapers, plus red and green ‘top and tails’ to book spine, and special ‘WATERLUST’ book mark.


ROBERT OLSEN is a freelance designer based in Cheltenham. He also runs an online gallery, ‘The Fine Art of Fishing’, where limited edition prints of his illustration and photographic work are displayed. This is his second book. His first, Tom’s Book was very well received, the hard-backed copies soon selling out. Waterlust is a collection of fishing stories covering days by the water in this country, plus the occasional overseas trip. They have been written over a period of years, and are now presented in one volume, accompanied by watercolour chapter heads and beautiful photography by the author. Foreword by Phil Humm.


Waterlust will make you laugh, make you smile, and above all make you think about many aspects of angling. I can say for sure that Rob Olsen is someone I would enjoy fishing with, and chatting with, whilst enjoying a pint or two of good cask ale afterwards, inside ‘The Perfect Pub’, of course.” JOHN NUNN

“As a writer, photographer and designer, Rob Olsen shows exquisite talent. Waterlust is all about knowing, experiencing and being at one with the river. As this book highlights, he loves every pebble, every sway of the ranunculus is like a heartbeat to him. His writing just carries you along, transports you to the very best swim of your life.” JOHN BAILEY

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