Fishing For Dummies

Fishing For Dummies

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Fishing For Dummies, UK Edition, provides you with a thorough introduction to all types of fishing - sea fishing, game fishing, and coarse fishing. This authoritative covers everything you need to know about this fantastic sport, including instruction on:

  • Identifying the key species of fish found within and off the coasts of the British Isles
  • Selecting the right rods, reels, line, and tackle
  • Mastering casting techniques
  • Tying knots like a seasoned angler
  • Hooking and landing fish with ease

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119953555
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/09/2012
Edition description: UK Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Peter Kaminsky is an author and a contributor to the New York Times, Field & Stream and Outdoor Life. Greg Schwipps' work has appeared in a number of outdoor magazines. Dominic Garnett is an angling writer, blogger (, photographer and guide whom Angling Times recently described as 'Fast becoming one of the most readable angling writers in the business… has that rare ability to convey the magic of the sport.'

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Before the Bite 7

Chapter 1: Getting Hooked on Fishing 9

Chapter 2: Gathering What You Need to Fish 21

Chapter 3: Finding and Evaluating Water for Fishing 35

Chapter 4: Putting a Face on the Fins: Common Freshwater Fish 53

Chapter 5: Familiarising Yourself with Common Sea Fish 69

Chapter 6: Staying Safe On (Or Near) the Water 83

Part II: Gearing Up Without Going Overboard 93

Chapter 7: Hot Rods and Cool Reels 95

Chapter 8: The Bottom Line on Line 117

Chapter 9: It's Terminal (Tackle): Hooks, Weights, Snaps, Swivels and Floats 133

Chapter 10: Going the Extra Mile: Boats, Gadgets and More 155

Part III: The End of Your Line: Enticing Fish with Bait, Lures and Flies 171

Chapter 11: Real Food for Real Fish: Using Bait 173

Chapter 12: It Only Looks Alive: Tricking Fish with Lures 199

Chapter 13: Fish Don't Fly, But Flies Catch Fish 217

Part IV: Now You're Fishing 233

Chapter 14: Tying Popular Fishing Knots and Rigs 235

Chapter 15: Choreographing Your Cast 269

Chapter 16: Exploring Different Fishing Techniques 287

Chapter 17: How to Hook, Fight, Land and Release Fish 303

Part V: After the Catch 321

Chapter 18: Photographing, Weighing and Preserving Fish for Posterity 323

Chapter 19: Biting Back: Storing, Cleaning and Cooking Fish 331

Part VI: The Part of Tens 343

Chapter 20: Ten Fishing Lessons You Don't Have to Learn the Hard Way 345

Chapter 21: Ten Fishing Organisations You Should Know About 349

Chapter 22: Ten Great Fishing Reads 353

Index 357

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Fishing for Dummies 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a lake and river fisherman my entire life, so most of my knowledge and skill is there. Still, I was able to pick up some great techniques and tips from this book, especially on picking out the right flies to use. But where the book really helped me was just a few days ago with my first time ever ocean fishing, for mackerel. I didn't really have a clue what to do and the book really made sense out of saltwater fishing for me. I recommend this book to anyone, regardless of if they are fishing for their first time or with years of experience behind them. You can never stop learning and this book will help anyone enjoy any type of fishing more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you only learn one thing from this book, then it's worth the investment. Some great tips for anglers with little time for experimentation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book should never be too far away from your tackle box. For novice Fisherman, this is a must have. It explains the use of the most important fishing tackle, and demonstrates how to use that tackle. Furthurmore, it gives a detailed description of many common fish, (ie. snook, redfish, trout, bass), which includes how to catch, release, and the fish's habitat. This book is also great for the most advanced of fisherman.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book 'fishing for dummies' gives the pro and the individuel who just might be starting out an exellent reference guide for a one stop shop for everything one needs to know or find out about fishing. I was even fasinated to learn that their are some exellent web sites that can logged on to for more information. great gift idea.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a walleye fishermen and fly fishermen as well this is a good book to read i lean some new stuff in it. the book is easy to fellow in read as well as the pictures. i t is a good book. good for new fishermen as well.
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Can I join and be Tom Bombadil? Love LOTR!!
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Sometimes the lion juce gets on the squirl maker
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Ilike fish
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Hopefully you see this
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was awful! i tried all the tips but i still can't fish! if you want to know how to fish don't read this book.