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Commercial copy chameleonry is one of the main reasons I'm a writer. But sometimes you've just gotta go with your own tone of voice - and mine can be more mid-Atlantic than you'd guess from just looking at me or my CV.

That's why I'll always be grateful for fly-fishing past and present, as well as travel, literature, and the environment, as perennial hot topics of international conversation. Researching and writing about them - sometimes all at once, and more - gives me an extracurricular creative thrill that re-energises my work in every way.

My first book Trout in Dirty Places, a trailblazing guide to urban river restoration, fly-fishing and the third sector, was published by Merlin Unwin Books in 2012.

In 2014, I followed this with my Pocket Guide to Balsam Bashing and how to tackle other Invasive Non-Native Species, a handbook designed to empower communities across the UK and Ireland to fight back against a wide range of aquatic and terrestrial invasives.

Next up, I’m contemplating a couple of biographies: Alan Haig-Brown, First World War hero and father of Canadian conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown; and Gilliat Hatfeild, one of the world's earliest dry fly fishermen.

Theo Pike, fishing and environmental writer. Nominative determinism? Moi?

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