Giant Salmon: A Record of the Largest Atlantic Salmon Ever Caught
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Giant Salmon: A Record of the Largest Atlantic Salmon Ever Caught

by Fred Buller
     
 

The true fish tales of record Atlantic salmon fly catches around the world.

Fred Buller has spent four decades pursuing stories of Atlantic salmon weighing 50 pounds and more -sometimes a great deal more. This handsome book records every salmon weighing that much, so far as Buller has been able to discover, that has ever been caught on a fly. These true,

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The true fish tales of record Atlantic salmon fly catches around the world.

Fred Buller has spent four decades pursuing stories of Atlantic salmon weighing 50 pounds and more -sometimes a great deal more. This handsome book records every salmon weighing that much, so far as Buller has been able to discover, that has ever been caught on a fly. These true, and truly impressive, fish tales are about all sorts of fishers throwing their lines in Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Canada.

Each catch is numbered and told as a separate story using interviews, correspondence, published accounts, archival photographs and other reliable sources. Maps show the catch locations, and tables present the statistics clearly. Wherever possible, Buller has photographed the site where the battle between fish and angler occurred. In some cases, he has commissioned replicas of the successful fly. Often he has been able to include a photograph of the victor, or the cased fish, or both.

In addition to "Salmon Over 50 Pounds Caught on the Fly" and "Salmon Between 50 and 60 Pounds, Method Uncertain," Buller has compiled a section on "Salmon Over 60 pounds Caught by Any Method" — an astonishing 152 stories of enormous fish caught by fly, bait, net or poaching. And notto exclude those who try, Buller also includes "Tales of Lost Fish."

Giant Salmon is a piscatorial scholarship unlikely to be rivaled. It is an affectionate testament to a world that is fast disappearing — of great catches and huge fish.

Editorial Reviews

The Economist
[Review of original edition:] An unexpected hit... a lavish, illustrated account of the biggest salmon ever caught.
Waterloo Region Record
Atlantic salmon...is the undisputed king of game fish and Fred Buller's handsome coffee table-style book is worthy of its subject
— Robert Reid
Chronicle Herald
For the fishing enthusiast and naturalist with an interest in salmon, this will be a unique addition to their library.
— Jodi DeLong
Real Fishing
Giant Salmon is a fascinating collection of personal accounts, angling statistics and original photographs and artwork telling the true stories of the largest Atlantic salmon ever caught on a fly. Author Fred Buller has spent four decades pursuing stories of Atlantic salmon weighing 50 pounds or more and this handsome book records every salmon weighing that much, so far as Buller has been able to discover... These true, and truly impressive, fish tales are about all sorts of anglers throwing their lines in Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Canada.
Rocky Mountain News
More than just a fish tale, this is a cautionary piece of ecological history.
— Holiday Books Gift Guide
Outdoor Canada
A collection of tales of the largest Atlantics ever caught.
— New & Noteworthy
Waterloo Region Record - Robert Reid
The Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is the undisputed king of game fish and Fred Buller's handsome coffee table-style book is worthy of its subject. Big and heavy — this book weighs 2.7 kilograms, or almost six pounds — Giant Salmon tells you everything you ever wanted to know and then some about the legendary species of fish. The result of four decades of research, it traces the history of every Atlantic salmon known to be caught in rivers and 50 pounds (22.7 kilograms) or more. The history unfolds through personal accounts, statistics, maps, tackle, archival photos, illustrations, artwork and a comprehensive bibliography. Buller casts a wide net across Canada, Scotland, Ireland, Sweden, Norway and the U.S. — wherever dedicated anglers find giant salmon.
Chronicle Herald - Jodi DeLong
An enormous and pricey tome ... Its nearly 500 pages are packed with fishing stories of the true kind. For the fishing enthusiast and naturalist with an interest in salmon, this will be a unique addition to their library.
Rocky Mountain News - Holiday Books Gift Guide
More than just a fish tale, this is a cautionary piece of ecological history.
Outdoor Canada - New & Noteworthy
A collection of tales of the largest Atlantics ever caught.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554074389
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/12/2008
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Fred Buller is the author or co-author of numerous books on angling, including Pike, The Domesday Book of Mammoth Pike and Dame Juliana: The Angling Treatyse and Its Mysteries. He has fished salmon for more than 50 years. He lives in England.

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