Vermont Trout Ponds focuses on twenty of Peter Shea’s favorite Vermont lakes and ponds, illustrating each of these water bodies with a map — and in most cases a depth chart and GPS coordinates. Sharing information, comments, and the occasional angling tale that spans his nearly fifty years of chasing Vermont trout, the author transports the reader to twenty varied destinations. From places that are ideal to bring the family and young children, to the most remote trout fishing to be had in the Green Mountains, the angler will enjoy Shea’s personal and informative take on these fishing holes, and have a laugh or two along the way.
An angler since childhood and author of Long Trail Trout (Headwater Books) Peter Shea has had a lifelong love affair with his sport. When not traveling the state in pursuit of trout, he lives in Burlington, Vermont.
What others are saying about Long Trail Trout, Shea’s previous work: “This is a masterful work crafted by a man who truly knows the world of trout fishing and shouldn’t be missed by anyone who’s chased those elusive beasts and dreamed of hiking to the mountain ponds of the Northwest or those secret spots in Vermont. Shea’s puckish sense of humor adds just the right flavor… I’d love to accompany him on one of his treks, but reading about them will suffice as next-best.. As fine a collection of fish-tales as you’d want.”
“Shea literally put Vermont still-water fisheries on the map more than thirty years ago with the publication of The Atlas of Vermont Trout Ponds…now [he] is back with a more intimate and in depth companion book…Vermont Trout Ponds… It’s a fun, easy read that melds useful information with fishy tales that will make you want to strap a canoe to your car or lace up your hiking boots and go see each of the ponds covered for yourself… [the book] reflects his more than four decades spent exploring and fishing Vermont with an almost single-minded focus on small, hidden waters… “–Lawrence Pyne, Outdoors Writer, Burlington Free Press.
“Peter Shea’s new book Vermont Trout Ponds is a delightful romp for anyone who wishes to hear about the special places fly fishermen covet with almost the passion of Captain Ahab, but tempered with the rare gift of someone who is willing to share those places in well-written words, as well as the thrills of his victories and the agonies of his defeats, all with a sense of side-splitting humor and a serious appreciation for the wilderness of the Green Mountain State.” –Philip R. Jordan, Editor, Vermont Magazine
“I’ve purchased Shea’s ‘In the Company of Trout’ for 2 of the fishermen in my life and also one for another ‘outdoorsy’ pal. All of them mentioned how much they enjoyed the stories in his books. True, funny and adventurous. He’s a good writer with great stories to tell. Just received three copies of this book yesterday and am looking forward to reading it myself as well as gifting them again. Good gift item.” –P, Amazon (e-book)
About the Author
Peter Shea is co-author of the Vermont bestsellers The Atlas of Vermont Trout Ponds, Vermont Lakes In Depth, and Vermont Trout Streams, as well as the author of In The Company of Trout: True Stories, Ruminations, and Vermont Guidance, and Long Trail Trout: Backcountry Fly-fishing Adventures from Vermont to Montana.
Ebook available in two formats: Kindle and Epub.