Freshwater Fish of the Northeast, with illustrator Matt Patterson

Thursday, May 30th, 2024, 6:30 pm

Gibson's Bookstore is pleased to welcome back wildlife illustrator Matt Patterson to celebrate the second edition of Freshwater Fish of the Northeast. You may remember Matt from his recent books with Sy Montgomery, The Book of Turtles, and Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell, and now he's back with bells gills on to take us through his award-winning guide (with a new foreword written by Sy Montgomery).

Most anglers are well aware of the popular game fish that inhabit the Northeast, including the largemouth bass, the rainbow trout, and the yellow perch. But the region’s inland waters boast a much broader array of fish than first meets the eye (or hook). The father-and-son team of David and Matt Patterson have pursued both game fish and bait fish in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. In Freshwater Fish of the Northeast, they describe more than sixty different species, from the well-known to the obscure, including the redfin pickerel, the blueback trout, and the slimy sculpin. This colorful and helpful guide includes detailed information on habits, habitats, history, and more. To best capture the look and appeal of these fish in their native waters, most of the images are based on the authors’ own live catches. The pencil-and-acrylic illustrations render each species in lifelike detail, with close attention given to unique physical characteristics. Both art book and guidebook, this volume will stir some fond memories of fish caught—and a few of those that got away.
 
This new edition features an introduction by Matt Patterson, whose career as a wildlife illustrator has flourished since the book has first published in 2010. Other updates include a practical flexicover, French flaps, and a foreword by naturalist and writer Sy Montgomery.

Can't make this event? Order the book through our website, and leave your personalization/signing request in the order notes!

Event date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Freshwater Fish of the Northeast By Matt Patterson (Illustrator), David A. Patterson, Sy Mongomery (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Matt Patterson (Illustrator), David A. Patterson, Sy Mongomery (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781684582167
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Brandeis University Press - April 19th, 2024

An award-winning guide, written and illustrated by a father-and-son duo, now available in a new paperback edition, with a new foreword by Sy Montgomery.
 
Most anglers are well aware of the popular game fish that inhabit the Northeast, including the largemouth bass, the rainbow trout, and the yellow perch.


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