In 1653, Sir Izaak Walton penned The Compleat Angler, the landmark discourse on the joys of fishing. Now, nearly four centuries later, Christopher Arelt and Sebastian O'Kelly (aka The Brown Water Boys) bring you The Offbeat Angler, a modern day take on Sir Izaak's favored sport as told through a collection of amusing fishing stories highlighted by over 100 illustrations. Something fishy is going on, and these two will stop at nothing to cast their flies in big city ponds, polluted canals, highway ditches, nuclear power plant outflows, and other spots where man and beast dare not tread. No technique is off-limits, no species too unusual, as they do battle with carp, shad, bowfin, tarpon and exotic rejects from the local aquarium. Besides some astounding catches, you'll bear witness to a boatload of antics and miscues, meet a host of colorful characters, and wince at an ample creeful of bad fishing puns. So, take a journey to the far side of a fishing life with two of Sir Izaak's 21st Century descendants and share some laughs along the seldom-traveled way in this easy-to-read collection of angling adventures that speaks to the fisherman in us all.