Cadgwith couple create guide to Cornish fish
8:00am Sunday 2nd September 2012 in News
Anyone wanting to identify their fishing finds and expand their angling horizons can now consult the 36-page ‘A Guide to Cornish Fish’, courtesy of a Cadgwith couple.
Inspired by colourful Cornish history and fishing industry that continues today, Jenny and Bill Scolding of Serpentine Design have compiled a helpful booklet featuring almost 100 different Cornish sea creatures.
Jenny Scolding noticed the need for such a guide while spending a day at Cadgwith Cove and overhearing how tourists were unable to identify certain local fish.
She said: “Fishing communities are one of the reasons tourists come to Cornwall and they are genuinely curious about fish and the fishing industry. “We decided to create a simple book, suitable for the lay person, which would answer some basic questions and would also give people a better understanding of the fishing industry.”
As well as providing illustrations and fun facts, the book acts as an insight into Cornish conservation, politics and history. Bill Scolding is already known for his books on walking, co-written with Robin Bates, and has lived in Cornwall now for 26 years.
Jenny Scolding, having been involved in television and film research, is now a freelance writer who also puts together programmes for community radio stations. The book includes input from their son, marine biologist Jacob Scolding, along with daughter Gwen Scolding and her partner Sam Barrett, who helped with the cover and photography.