Yet More Sweet Days

Tom Sutcliffe
SA nonfiction
June 2019


For fly-fishermen everywhere, the news of an upcoming book from Tom Sutcliffe is as exciting as a ten-pound wild rainbow on a 4X tippet…
Yet More Sweet Days certainly lives up to the weight of expectation from his many fans, locally and internationally. It races upstream in leaps and bounds, taking you to places you’ve always wanted to fish: you’ll wade the high mountain rivers of the Eastern Cape, clamber along the boulder-strewn crystal streams of the Western Cape, throw a dainty dry on hallowed English chalkstreams, and fight fresh-run salmon in rugged Iceland with a volcano belching ash behind your casting shoulder.
You’ll pick up tips and ideas (almost without realising it) from a master trout fisherman who has done more for the beautiful sport in South Africa than anyone, ever. Along the way you’ll soak yourself warmly in a philosophy that embraces fish and birds, people and animals – a philosophy honed by thousands of kilometres of stalking up streams and countless cups of coffee brewed on a stove perched on the tailgate of his fishing truck.
Complemented by many original artworks from the author, this beautiful book is at once a rumination, a reflection and a profound escape for fly fishermen everywhere; when you’re not actually casting at trout, this is the next best thing. [credit: Paul Curtis]


Tom Sutcliffe, “the John Gierach of the South”, is the doyen of South African fly fishing. He is a world-recognised piscatorial artist and best-selling author, having written countless articles and six previous books on the subject, including the iconic Hunting Trout.


“A delightful book – all a good fishing book should be: full of the joy and soul of the thing, the endless moments of expectation and fulfillment, sweetened by special friendships and the songs of the various rivers, and by [Tom's] superb drawings. It gave this old man a huge amount of pleasure” – Nick Lyons

“I’ve known Tom Sutcliffe for three decades, and always admired his writings. This new book is an intimate look at the sport that we all love so well.” – Gary Borger

Yet More Sweet Days will go down in the annals of fly-fishing literature as a masterpiece; Tom Sutcliffe takes his place in the pantheon of the greatest writers who've penned words about our way of life. Let's hope there's more to come!” – Clem Booth

“I unwrapped it on our return from vacation and turned over a few pages just to glance at some text and sketches.
That was at 12 noon… it is now 16.00 and I'm hooked! Truly delightful." – Clay Brendish, owner of Kimbridge Estate in Hampshire

“I am a fan of all your work, but I think this one might just be your finest yet." – PJ Jacobs, Editor, The Complete Fly Fisherman Magazine

“The cover and finish [of Yet More Sweet Days] are world class and just looking at it inspires the same feelings reserved for a fine bamboo rod. Your style of writing is beautiful, easy and comfortable reading that has moments of lightness interspersed with artistic observations and moods that put me right next to you on the stream. In a nutshell your book is absolutely lovely and I already cherish it. If you wrote 100 books I would aspire to own them all!" – Greg Carstens

“A delightful book – all a good fishing book should be” – Nick Lyons