Eeler’s Choice

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

In Germany the freshwater eel, Anguilla anguilla, is regarded with reverence. The Germans love it smoked – ‘eating them with their fingers like sweet corn, the juice running down their chins,’ as Michael Brown describes it in his thoroughly engaging eel-catching memoir.

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Wobbegong Days

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Although I have been chasing them with rod and line since 1971, sharks have only once ever terrified me. I was wading a shallow lagoon alone in Christmas Island, off the settlement of Banana (‘population 666’ the sign ominously boasts), when I was surrounded by six prowling reef predators. Elephants kill more people each year […]

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