Medlar Press Author Charles Rangeley-Wilson

Conservationist, angling writer and traveller, Charles Rangeley-Wilson is probably most recognised for his four-part BBC 2 series, The Accidental Angler. At the end of the series, his attempt to catch a wild trout in London was a heartfelt quest which won him a host of admirers. Charles studied Fine Art at Oxford and went into teaching, before discovering his talent as a freelance writer and photographer. His first book, Somewhere Else, was published in 2004 and is a collection of fourteen essays about travelling and fishing around the world. Chalkstream, first published in 2005 and with a new edition in 2007, reflects his great passion for these unique rivers and their endangered future.

His fishing adventures have taken him across the continents in search of many different species of fish, from the London suburbs to the Seychelles. Charles is the Fishing Correspondent for The Field and contributes to Gray's Sporting Journal. He is a keen conservationist and helped to found the Wild Trout Society (now the Wild Trout Trust), who conserve wild trout by protecting and restoring their habitat. When he is not on a fishing adventure, Charles lives in Norfolk with his wife and two children. To visit his website, click here.

Other titles by Charles Rangeley-Wilson include:

Somewhere Else 2004
Accidental Angler 2006