The St. Mary’s and Other Waters
Fishing Tales Told out
by Charles Widgery
Dartmouth NS, 2002
New, Softcover, 8.5 X 5.5”, 123 pages
Price $13.95 + $10 shipping
From his home in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Charles Widgery pursued salmon and trout in Quebec and Atlantic waters
for over sixty years.
In The St. Mary's and Other Waters he shares his store of lore on human
conduct on the river pools and lakes. Each chapter is a different mixture of the poignant, funny and sometimes bizarre interactions or anglers, current,
Widgery's true tales are mostly
on the fabled St. Mary's or Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore with side trips to the Liscomb, the LaHave on the South Shore and the Miramichi
in New Brunswick.
Charles passed away early in 2011, a month after his 80th birthday. He was a very special friend and fishing
buddy. - Bill Carpan
Charles takes the magic of nature and weaves a tapestry of adventure, humour, and tranquility.
If you fish, you’ll love this book. If you don’t, you’ll wish you did! - John Cameron Sr.
Any day spent on the St. Mary’s is a joy – landing a fish is just a bonus. - Charles Widgery
The focus may be a lifetime of
angling, but Charles Widgery's reflections upon the peculiarities or human nature and mysteries or fish behaviour make this book
insightful, entertaining and fun. - Bob Bancroft, field editor, Eastern Woods and Waters
An enchanting look at an era of fishing in Nova Scotia that has all but vanished. - Ed Stoddard,
journalist, Reuters News Agency, and outdoor writer