As a comprehensive guide to our native fish species, Britain's Freshwater Fishes is spot on.
Listing 53 species with break downs on identification, ecology, and conservation, plus information on size, weight, and hybridisation, it really lets you sort out the roach from the rudd, and your chub from your dace!
With opening chapters giving an overview on the life-cycles and habitats of the fish found in our lakes, ponds, and rivers - from small streams through to their brackish estuaries - it also touches upon introduced species, biosecurity and marine visitors.
There are 144 pages in this informative reference book and it's filled with great photographs, often taken by the author himself, with easy to follow graphics, it includes a full glossary of terms to aid the reader.
Written by Mark Everard, a scientist, author, and broadcaster, who already has a number of angling books to his name, including: The Complete Book of the Roach, Barbel River, Dace: The Prince of the Stream, and Redfin Diaries.
He's also no stranger to the general angling scene either, being a noted specimen coarse angler. As a former director of the Anglers' Conservation Association (ACA), he is now science advisor to the Salmon and Trout Association and a founding director of the Bristol Avon Rivers Trust.
Published by Princeton University Press the book retails at around £17.95 and is available direct from the publishers, or at most good book retailers.