The Guinness Guide to Game Fishing by William B. Currie lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Guinness Publishing, 1990, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;
From the cover: Devotees of game fishing will know that the sport is compulsive, exciting and challenging. It draws the fisher into contact with trout, sea trout and salmon and their fascinating world. It takes the fisher into places of unforgettable beauty and character and the skills and subtleties involved mark the sport out as one in tune with mans experience of the wilderness. But in addition to this outward-bound side of game fishing, the sport is also deeply rooted in the emotions, capable of engendering the entire range of feelings, from ecstatic fulfilment to abject despondency. In The Guinness Book of Game Fishing, author Bill Currie draws on over fifty years experience of game fishing to share his techniques, his thinking, and above all his enthusiasm for the sport which has fascinated him all his life.
This fully-revised version of The Guinness Guide to Game Fishing (1980) is divided into five sections. The first gives profiles of the main game fish and their world. The second concentrates on trout, both brown trout and rainbows, and provides a wide survey of where they are to be found and how they are best fished for. A section on the quest for sea trout follows, one of the authors special fields of interest and expertise.
In the fourth section, entitled The Pursuit of Salmon the emphasis is on understanding the fish and fishing in the wide range of conditions in which salmon are encountered, from spring to late autumn. This is an authoritative and comprehensive section, covering tackle, techniques and approaches, experiences and open discussion of this marvellous migratory fish. Salmon returning to our rivers and lochs is one of our most cherished natural resources, the author says. After a lifetime of witnessing the salmon returning to our rivers, and fishing for them all over Scotland, the miracle has never grown dull for me. Each sight or pull of a fish is just like the first time, heart-stoppingly exciting, primeval, essential.
In the final section, other game fish are discussed, principally grayling and char.
All the sections of the book are lavishly illustrated distilling the essence of this most mysterious and fascinating of sports.
The authors great enthusiasm and wide knowledge of his fishing shines through the text and infects the reader. He is one of the most evocative angling writers at work today and his game fishing books and articles have delighted many.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned at the margins. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
239 pages. Index. 11½” x 8″.
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