Bryan Archer has lived most of his life local to Blagdon Lake in the west of England. The Meditative Fisherman is his first book written during the lockdown period. He had no formal education after fifteen but went on to have a successful career in commerce retiring at 52 when he sold his company. Bryan lived for fifteen years in Spain before returning to England and then to Wales where he now lives. Returning to Bristol, he became a Treasurer to a charity involved in helping Refugees. He has been fishing for over forty years and in many different countries.
The Meditative Fisherman
People have different approaches to find inner peace. Some people meditate; others enjoy a hobby that keeps them calm and mindful. Though flyfishing and meditation may seem as unlike activities, they both share many similarities. They require focus and attention and help find a sense of peace and calm: as a form of mindfulness as they require being fully present in the moment. In his book, The Meditative Fisherman, author Bryan Archer takes readers on a journey around the world in a captivating combination of a memoir and a guidebook. Beyond the fishing tales, readers can expect to find a unique blend of diverse topics in each chapter. He delves into many of his personal interests ranging on such subjects as Meditation, consciousness, Racism, Tribalism and more sharing insights from such luminaries as Daniel Kahneman, Professor Bruce Hood, Eckhart Tolle, Jiddu Khristnamurti and Tim Parks.