Fishing's Strangest Days: Extraordinary But True Stories

Fishing's Strangest Days: Extraordinary But True Stories

by Tom Quinn
     
 

From dead-sheep bait to whopper-sized catches ("It was this big!"), intoxicated trout, and flying pike, this collection presents the choicest gems of bizarre fishing facts. Consider the Oxford scientist who in 1910 discovered the marvelous life-giving properties of brandy to fish who had otherwise gasped their last. Or how about the nine-year-old

Overview

From dead-sheep bait to whopper-sized catches ("It was this big!"), intoxicated trout, and flying pike, this collection presents the choicest gems of bizarre fishing facts. Consider the Oxford scientist who in 1910 discovered the marvelous life-giving properties of brandy to fish who had otherwise gasped their last. Or how about the nine-year-old boy fishing for trout who caught a large mussel—containing no less than 40 pearls—and managed to earn more in one day than his father, a farm worker, had earned in the last five years. Then there’s the case of the two Americans who had an argument about whether it would be possible to cast a fly from the roof of the Savoy hotel into the Thames. The dispute was finally settled when one of them secured himself to a chimney, and, with the help of a policeman who stopped traffic on the Embankment, finally achieved the feat. Fishing's Strangest Days is like a tin of sardines—packed with fishy, bitesize tales guaranteed to have you hooked!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861055354
Publisher:
Anova Books
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Strangest Series
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Quinn is the author of 12 books, including Angling in Art, London's Strangest Moments, Shooting’s Strangest Days, and Wings over the World: Tales from the Golden Age of Britain's Airlines, and the editor of Country Business magazine.

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