You may be thinking of a book called 'Ferox Trout & Arctic Charr' by Ron Greer. Ron is a founder member of the Ferox-85 group. The book is published by Swan-Hill Press & is ISBN 1 85310 486 8.
Its a very very extensively researched book & provides masses of material to help in what is very much an angling niche.
I picked up my copy in an Oxfam shop a couple of years ago but since then I've seen copies elsewhere - just can't remember where at the mo! Try the remaindered bookshops or Coch-y-Bonddu.
Hah - just looked on Coch-y-Bonddu - its available at only ?7.95 (item 1095)
Afraid not Stephen. I find the idea appealing, but there's just too many other things to occupy my angling life. I suppose if I lived closer to the lochs I'd probably fall for it big-time but atm the thought of committing my limited spare time hauling up to Scotland, only to spend days dragging lures/deads around, doesn't fill me with great enthusiasm
Many years ago I did hook what I'm pretty sure was a ferox. I was spinning for perch on Lomond (to use as pike bait) when I latched into something that ran me all over the place for about 20 minutes before slipping the hooks. Loch Lomond residents learned a whole new vocabulary of profanities a few seconds later!
To this day I can remember the adrenalin rush
I know John Bailey did quite a lot of research into Ferox Trout. Many years ago approx, 10 I think, I went to a talk and slide show on the subject. Whether he was part of the Ferox85 group or not I don't know.