Jon Berry lives with his partner Victoria in an ancient Wiltshire cottage, 20 yards from a pub and within casting distance of the River Avon. When not teaching in a large secondary school, he is an irregular contributor to Waterlog magazine and caughtbytheriver.net. Beneath the Black Water is his second book.
'Beneath the Black Water is the wonderful account of a mad, disrupting, unforgiving but ultimately joyous addiction - an addiction not just to the ferox, but to the truly wild waterscapes they inhabit. No fellow angler could be unimpressed; no ordinary human will quite believe it.' Chris Yates, writer and eccentric angler 'This quest for a sense of belonging comes with dreams of great fishes. Mr Berry has written a beautiful, haunted poem of friendship and obsession.' Jeff Barrett, Caught by the River