John Bailey is one of Europeís best known fishermen. Heís a columnist for Coarse Fisherman, Trout Fisherman, Improve Your Coarse Fishing, The Fly Fisherís Journal, Waterlog and Blinker and Carp Hunterís Magazine in Europe. He also contributes to The Field, The Independent and The Daily Mail. His pioneering features have been on subjects as diverse as ferox trout, taimen, Wensum roach, Wye barbel and Indian mahseer.
John has also written over twenty-five books on angling, many recounting his adventures round the world. One, The Fishing Detective, has proved to be the inspiration behind the BBC series Tales from the Riverbank for which John was presenter and consultant. He was also author of the book of the series. John was an advisor for Channel 4ís Screaming Reels team and Radio 5ís Dirty Tackle. He presented the award-winning documentary Casting for Gold, the Himalayan mahseer spectacular, which has been networked worldwide. For four years, John was presenter, along with Joy Hicklin-Bailey, of the BBC 2ís series A Week in the Country and the Countryside Hour. John is currently preparing to film around the Caspian Sea, highlighting the plight of the sturgeon at the hand of the Mafia. His latest book, Trout at Ten Thousand Feet, published by New Holland is a gripping account of his life as a travelling fisherman.