When Terry Lawton is not writing, he is a dedicated fisherman who fly fishes primarily for trout but also for pike and grayling, at home and abroad. He is also a very keen fly tier.
He has had articles published in leading UK magazines including Fly Fishing & Fly Tying and Trout and Salmon and in magazines in the USA, Australia and the Czech Republic. He has fished a number of times in Sweden - including in the Arctic in Swedish Lapland - for trout, Arctic char, grayling and pike.
His first book, Nymph Fishing, A History of The Art and Practice was published in England and the USA in November 2005. It is to be published in France in 2013. In May, 2007, Fly Fishing on Rivers and Streams was published by New Holland Publishers (in hardback) and in paperback by Ragged Mountain Press/McGraw-Hill in the USA. His most recent books are Flies That Catch Trout; Marryat, Prince of Fly Fishers; and The Upstream Wet Fly. He is now working on a book for complete beginners to fly fishing, which is being published in 2013, and a project with an American author.
He lives in Norfolk where he is the former secretary of The Bintry Mill Trout Fishery on the river Wensum. In 1999 he caught his biggest UK fish there: a wild brown trout that weighed 4lb 2oz, on a home-tied, copper bead-head Sawyer Pheasant Tail nymph.