Giles Catchpole

Giles Catchpole

Giles Catchpole has been participating in country sports for half a century and has been writing about his experiences for more than three decades.

As well as pursuing sporting opportunities the length and breadth of this country he has hunted grey partridges in Oregon and wild boar in Bulgaria and caught halibut in Alaska and mahseer in the foothills of the Himalayas. He lives on the coast of East Anglia and tends only to venture beyond the A1 with guns and rods; and a large fruitcake to be on the safe side.

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