The New Encyclopedia of Fishing

The New Encyclopedia of Fishing

by John Bailey, Unknown
     
 

The most comprehensive single-volume guide to fishing on the market! One of the world's most popular participatory sports, fishing offers an unparalleled range of styles, from the patient pursuit of trout on quiet streams to the thrill of big-game fishing on the open sea. Here in one volume is all the information and advice on the equipment and techniques you need

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Overview

The most comprehensive single-volume guide to fishing on the market! One of the world's most popular participatory sports, fishing offers an unparalleled range of styles, from the patient pursuit of trout on quiet streams to the thrill of big-game fishing on the open sea. Here in one volume is all the information and advice on the equipment and techniques you need to catch any species of shish in any type of water. The New Encyclopedia of Fishing features a fully up-to-date photographic list of tackle, from rods, reels, lines, weights, and hooks, to suitable clothing and footwear. A complete catalog of baits shows natural and artificial lures for both fresh water and marine fish, and gives advice on how to use them successfully and with concern for other wildlife. A dazzling visual directory features over 200 freshwater and marine species. There is guidance on where in the world each species is to be found, and how it is most likely to be caught. exquisitely detailed artwork not only shows the fish in their entirety, but also highlights particular identifying features, species variations, and lifestyle details. All the basic techniques of freshwater and saltwater angling are covered in detail. Classic rigs for every style of fishing are shown, and step-by-step sequences clarify all the stages of casting, playing, and landing. The outstanding detail and clarity of The New Encyclopedia of Fishing make it indispensable for newcomer and experiences angler alike.

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Editorial Reviews

Louisville Courier-Journal
...earns itself a place on the bookshelf of any serious fisherman.
Library Journal
This revised edition of DK's Encyclopedia of Fishing is a very pretty book, well illustrated, attractively priced, and easy to read. Unfortunately, it does not improve greatly upon the previous edition, nor does it really serve the purpose of a fishing encyclopedia. It is divided into seven sections "Tackle," "Bait," "The Fly," "Species," "Techniques," "The Water," and "Appendices" with photographic displays of natural and artificial lures, for instance, and of over 200 freshwater and marine fish. Alas, organizing the material into such broad categories can make locating information difficult; an A-Z arrangement would have been preferable to DK's typical pictorial format. The failure to treat conservation, catch-and-release angling, and developments in tackle (such as the circle hook) is also disappointing, as is the scant coverage given to the history of fishing or famous fishermen. That said, the book is certainly a visual treat. Ken Schultz's Fishing Encyclopedia remains the top choice as a reference work, but libraries should consider owning a copy of this attractive publication for their circulating collection if they do not already own the previous edition. Jeff Grossman, Milwaukee Area Technical Coll. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789483997
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.32(w) x 11.36(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author

John Bailey has a well-deserved reputation as one of the world's greatest fishing authorities and is the author of DK's Freshwater Fishing as well as several other successful titles. Peter Gathercole is a leading fly dresser, gamefishing author, and natural history photographer, and his articles have appeared in many books and magazines. The author of The Handbook of Fly Tying, Gathercole has fished in Europe, North America, and Papua New Guinea. Trevor Housby was a professional angler for over 30 years. He held records for blue marlin, blue shark, whitetip shark, white marlin, and wahoo. He wrote more than 40 books on fishing and was a contributor to many angling magazines. Trevor Housby died shortly after his work on DK's Encyclopedia of Fishing was completed. Dennis Moss is a tackle manufacturer and a regular contributor to many different fishing magazines. He has fished in man countries, including Ireland, Norway, France, and Taiwan. Bruce Vaughan is a tackle manufacturer and a regular contributor to various magazines. He has worked as deputy editor of Coarse Fishing, Angling, and Sea Angling magazines. Phil Williams is a regular contributor to numerous angling magazines, including Sea Angler, and Angler's Mail. He founded the magazines Boat Fisherman and Sea Fishing, and is the author of three books.

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