The Complete Fishing Manual

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Penguin, May 2, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 352 pages
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A must-have title that will inspire novices and experienced anglers alike, The Complete Fishing Manual is the definitive guide to fishing, covering everything from strategies and techniques, to bait, tackle, and equipment.
 

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Contents

Foreword 12
12
Fishing Basics 14
15
Chapter One History of Fishing 18
19
Fishing Through the Ages 20
20
Fishing Today 24
24
Chapter Two Getting Started 26
27
Fishing for the First Time 28
28
Fishing Clubs and Tackle Shops 30
30
Flyfishing on Small Rivers 170
170
Wet Flyfishing on Lakes 172
172
Czech Nymphing 174
174
Sightfishing for Wild Brown Trout 176
176
Flyfishing for Atlantic Salmon 178
178
Flyfishing for Steelhead 180
180
Riverfishing for Tigerfish 182
182
Flyfishing for Carp 184
184

Being an Allaround Angler 32
32
Fishing Licenses 34
34
Chapter Three Fishing Tackle 36
37
Rod Basics 38
38
Types of Rods 40
40
Reel Basics 44
44
Types of Reels 46
46
Hooks and Weights 48
48
Additional Terminal Tackle 50
50
Floats 52
52
Lines and Knots 54
54
Freshwater Baits 58
58
Saltwater Baits 60
60
Lures 62
62
Fly Basics 66
66
Types of Flies 68
68
Coldweather Clothing 72
72
Warmweather Clothing 74
74
Flyfishing Clothing 76
76
Shelters 80
80
Carrying Your Equipment 82
82
Chapter Four Essential Skills 84
85
Basic Casting 86
86
Roll Casting 88
88
Overhead Casting 90
90
Doublehauling 92
92
Spey Casting 94
94
Striking Playing and Landing Fish 96
96
Unhooking and Releasing Fish 98
98
Freshwater Watercraft 100
100
Saltwater Watercraft 102
102
Fishing Strategies 104
105
Chapter Five Freshwater Bait and Lure 108
109
Lake Bottomfishing 110
110
Floatfishing Lake Margins 112
112
Lakefishing for Carp 114
114
Stalking for Carp 116
116
Fishing for Pike 118
118
Lakefishing for Largemouth Bass 122
122
Polefishing 124
124
Freelining and Light Bottomfishing 126
126
Floatfishing on Rivers 128
128
Riverfishing for Giant Catfish 130
130
Chapter Six Saltwater Bait and Lure 132
133
Pier Fishing 134
134
Longrange Beachfishing 136
136
Estuary Fishing for Mullet 138
138
Rockedge Fishing 140
140
Surffishing for Sea Bass 142
142
Lurefishing for Sea Bass 144
144
Fishing for Striped Bass 146
146
Shorefishing for Sea Trout 148
148
Smallboat Inshore Fishing 150
150
Beachfishing for Sharks 152
152
Slow Trolling for Salmon 154
154
Baitfishing for Tarpon 156
156
Wreckfishing 158
158
Boatfishing for Sharks 160
160
Vertical Jigging 162
162
Biggame Fishing 164
164
Chapter Seven Flyfishing 166
167
Reservoir and Lake Flyfishing 168
168
Flyfishing for Pike 186
186
Lochstyle Flyfishing 188
188
Flyfishing for Bonefish 190
190
Flyfishing for Milkfish 192
192
Flyfishing for Giant Trevally 194
194
Flyfishing from a Flats Boat 196
196
Flyfishing for Sea Bass 198
198
Ultra Deepwater Flyfishing 200
200
Fish Species 202
203
Chapter Eight Freshwater Fish 206
207
Chapter Nine Saltwater Fish 232
233
World of Fishing 280
281
British Columbia 284
284
Alaska 286
286
Ontario 287
287
Montana 288
288
Long Island New York 289
289
South Carolina 290
290
Bahamas 291
291
Florida Keys 292
292
Yucatan Peninsula 294
294
Coasts of Costa Rica 295
295
Los Roques 296
296
Tierra Del Fuego 297
297
Southern England 298
298
Scotland 300
300
County Clare 302
302
Wexford Coast 303
303
Norwegian Sea 304
304
Northwest Norway 305
305
Western Baltic Coast 306
306
Kalmar Region 307
307
Andalucía 308
308
Ebro River 309
309
Limousin Region 310
310
Switzerland 311
311
Northern Italy 312
312
Austria 313
313
Kola Peninsula 314
314
Kamchatka 315
315
Mongolia 316
316
Japan 317
317
Kaveri River 318
318
Iguela Lagoon 320
320
Southern Angolan Coast 321
321
Skeleton Coast 324
324
Vaal and Orange Rivers 325
325
Bazaruto Archipelago 326
326
Caprivi Strip 327
327
Murchison Falls 328
328
Kenyan Coast 329
329
Seychelles 330
330
Northern Territory 332
332
Cairns 333
333
Tasmania 334
334
New Zealand 336
336
Hawaii 338
338
Glossary 340
340
Useful Resources 344
344
Index 345
345
Acknowledgments 351
351
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About the author (2011)

Henry Gilbey is a television personality and regular contributor to several fishing magazines. He started fishing at the age of seven with his grandfather and has gone on to fish all over the world.

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