The Fishing Club: Brothers and Sisters of the Angle

Overview

Bob Rich may very well be the Don Quixote of fishing, always on a quest for the most memorable experiences on the water. His first book, Fish Fights, followed his attempt to qualify for membership in the Metropolitan South Florida Fishing Hall of Fame. In The Fishing Club, he expands his geography worldwide, and the result is a delightful and inspiring chronicle about his search to discover what drives all anglers in their hunt for fish.
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Overview

Bob Rich may very well be the Don Quixote of fishing, always on a quest for the most memorable experiences on the water. His first book, Fish Fights, followed his attempt to qualify for membership in the Metropolitan South Florida Fishing Hall of Fame. In The Fishing Club, he expands his geography worldwide, and the result is a delightful and inspiring chronicle about his search to discover what drives all anglers in their hunt for fish.
A former president of the United States (George Herbert Walker Bush), a Hall of Fame slugger (Ted Williams), the world’s most famous bass fisherman (Bill Dance), and an Olympic skier (Andy Mill) are just a few of the friends Bob enlists to help in his search. Interesting people and passionate anglers all, they share with a fishing buddy their first memories of fishing, reflections on what impact the sport has had on their lives, and why they love to fish.
Their stories, as told to an ardent and articulate brother of the angle, make The Fishing Club a very special book and an enjoyable read. Through it all, you’ll feel part of the fishing fraternity that includes Bob, his friends, and the many anglers he meets on his journey around the fresh and salt waters of the world.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Bob Rich is one of the truly great fishermen I know. He is a skilled angler for all kinds of fish. But equally important he has great respect for fisheries. Bob is a true sportsman and a wonderful, warm human being. I love reading his books and am proud to call him ‘friend.’”—George Herbert Walker Bush

“Reading Bob Rich on fishing is as much fun as being there. No one is better at translating our passion for the sport into words.”—Captain Ted Lund, editor of Fly Fishing in Salt Waters

“Bob Rich has four wonderful attributes. He’s a great angler, a great storyteller, a great writer and last, but not least, a great gentleman whom we all admire.”—Stu Apte, IGFA Hall of Fame Angler

“If Bob asks, ‘Did I tell you about that big fish I caught?’ Say what I say: ‘No, and I appreciate it.’”—Bill Dance, Hall of Fame Bass Master

“Bob Rich is our modern-day Hemingway and the only fellow I know who claims to have released the world-record sailfish caught on fly.” –Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops

“A man’s approach to fishing says a lot about his approach to life… Bob is gentle and generous spirited man in both.”—John Bailey, author of John Bailey’s Complete Guide to Fly Fishing

"Who we are and why we fish is defined by balancing an insatiable passion with the good, the bad, and the ugly. Bob Rich's The Fishing Club has captured it all." —Andy Mill, Five-time Gold Cup Champion
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592289295
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Rich, author of Fish Fights, pursues his passion for saltwater fishing near his home in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. He is the president of Rich Products Corporation, a multinational, family-owned manufacturer and distributor of food products headquartered in Buffalo, New York. His charitable activities include fund-raising for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2006

    'Fish Fights' Insights: Why We Fish

    Bob Rich takes the reader fishing with some of his favorite angling buddies, traveling from Alaska to the Florida Keys, from the birthplace of fly fishing to his own backyard in Buffalo, New York. Along the way, we meet sports legends (Ted Williams), business giants (Don Tyson, the chicken king), a former president (George Bush, and folks he is simply happy to call his fishing buddies. Each capsule of a life well fished culminates in Rich's attempt to pry loose the question every passionate angler has posed to himself at one time or another: what is it about fishing that draws me to the water time and time again? The people are more interesting than their answers until the author pulls their threads together...The book had me returning to Rich's first book, Fish Fights, which I am enjoying even more the second time around.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2006

    The Fishing Club - Great Read!!!

    Bob Rich has written what will become a modern day classic with his new book, The Fishing Club! Whether you like fishing, sports, or simply a great read on life and passion, there is something here for everyone. Thanks, Bob!

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