The Complete Fishing Manual

The Complete Fishing Manual

Published by DK

By Henry Gilbey

RRP: $25.00

Book description

A must-have title that will inspire novices and experienced anglers alike, The Complete Fishing Manual is the definitive guide to fishing, covering everything from strategies and techniques, to bait, tackle, and equipment.

Note: The Complete Fishing Manual will include 100% re-use from the Eyewitness Companion Fishing, but the pages will be redesigned.

The first section provides an introduction to the basic elements of angling. A history chapter details the development of each aspect of the sport, while "Getting Started" explains how to take up fishing, along with information on permits, licenses, and safety. A chapter on tackle provides a comprehensive cross-section of the vast array of rods, reels, and other accessories that are available to anglers, and this is followed by a skills chapter covering basic techniques, such as casting flies and lures, and playing and landing fish.

Section two contains useful fishing strategies for a wide range of environments and fish species. A chapter on freshwater fishing with baits and lures shows how to catch everything from carp and pike to bass and catfish in streams, rivers, and lakes, while the following chapter covers bait-and-lure fishing for saltwater species, such as sea trout, bass, tarpon, and kingfish. The final chapter of the section demonstrates a range of fresh- and saltwater fly-fishing strategies, such as wet- and dry-fly fishing, Czech nymphing, and deep-water fly-fishing, for salmon, trout, carp, milkfish, and giant trevally, among others.

Section three is a catalog of fish species. Divided into chapters on freshwater and saltwater varieties, it contains hard-working information on anatomy, habitat, behavior, and the best methods you can use to catch them.

The fourth and final section is a directory of the world's best fishing destinations. Packed with inspirational imagery, it provides detailed descriptions of where to go, and when, along with invaluable advice on how best to tackle the local species.

Contents
PRELIMS (11PP)
PREFACE (2PP)
SECTION ONE: FISHING BASICS (90PP)
CH. 1: HISTORY OF FISHING (8PP)
Fishing through the ages
Fishing today
CH. 2: GETTING STARTED (10PP)
Fishing for the first time
Fishing clubs and tackle shops
Being an all-round angler
Fishing licenses
CH. 3: FISHING TACKLE (48PP)
Rod basics
Types of rod
Reel basics
Types of reel
Hooks and weights
Additional terminal tackle
Floats
Lines and knots
Freshwater baits
Saltwater baits
Lures
Fly basics
Types of fly
Cold-weather clothing
Warm-weather clothing
Fly-fishing clothing
Shelters
Carrying your equipment
CH. 4: ESSENTIAL SKILLS (20PP)
Basic casting
Roll casting
Overhead casting
Double-hauling
Spey casting
Striking, playing, and landing fish
Unhooking and releasing fish
Freshwater watercraft
Saltwater watercraft
SECTION TWO: FISHING STRATEGIES (98PP)
CH. 5: FRESHWATER
BAIT & LURE (24PP)
Classic lake ledgering
Float-fishing lake margins
Lake-fishing for carp
Stalking for pike
Fishing for pike
Lake-fishing for largemouth bass
Pole-fishing
Freelining and touch-ledgering
Classic river trotting
River-fishing for giant catfish
CH. 6: SALTWATER
BAIT & LURE (34PP)
Pier fishing
Long-range beach-fishing
Estuary fishing for mullet
Rock-edge fishing
Surf-fishing for sea bass
Lure-fishing for sea bass
Fishing for striped bass
Shore-fishing for sea trout
Small-boat inshore fishing
Beach-fishing for sharks
Slow-trolling for salmon
Bait-fishing for tarpon
Wreck-fishing
Boat-fishing for sharks
Vertical jigging
Big-game fishing
CH. 7: FLY-FISHING (36PP)
Reservoir and lake fly-fishing
Fly-fishing on small rivers
Wet fly-fishing on lakes
Czech nymphing
Sight-fishing for wild brown trout
Fly-fishing for Atlantic salmon
Fly-fishing for steelhead
River-fishing for tigerfish
Fly-fishing for carp
Fly-fishing for pike
Loch-style fly-fishing
Fly-fishing for bonefish
Fly-fishing for milkfish
Fly-fishing for giant trevally
Fly-fishing from a flats boat
Fly-fishing for sea bass
Ultra deep-water fly-fishing
SECTION THREE: FISH SPECIES (78PP)
CH. 8: FRESHWATER FISH (26PP)
Brown trout and Sea trout
Rainbow trout and Steelhead
Lake trout
Dolly varden
Arctic char
Atlantic salmon
Largemouth bass
Black crappie
Tench
Barbel
Common carp
Roach
Common bream
European chub
Rudd
Grayling
Northern pike
Wels catfish
Zander
European perch
Nile perch
Golden Mahseer
Tigerfish
Smallmouth yellowfish
Chinook salmon
Coho salmon
CH. 9: SALTWATER FISH (48PP)
Atlantic cod
Ling
Coalfish
Pollack
European sea bass
Conger eel
Ballan wrasse
Red drum
Black drum
Blue marlin
White marlin
Bull huss
Atlantic halibut
Winter flounder
European plaice
Turbot
Striped bass
Thick-lipped grey mullet
Black seabream
Common snook
Permit
Goliath grouper
African pompano
Cubera snapper
Mutton snapper
Yellowtail snapper
Common skate
Thornback ray
Blonde ray
Bluefin tuna
Yellowfin tuna
Atlantic bonito
Bluefish
Tarpon
King mackerel
Atlantic mackerel
Tope
Crevalle jack
Greater amberjack
Horse-eye jack
Dorado
Wahoo
Kabeljou
White steenbras
Leerfish
Giant African threadfin
Bonefish
Great barracuda
Sailfish
Black marlin
Striped marlin
Giant trevally
Bluefin trevally
Big-eye trevally
Barramundi
Cobia
Milkfish
California yellowtail
Blue shark
Shortfin mako shark
Lemon shark
Bronze whaler shark
SECTION FOUR: WORLD OF FISHING (60PP)
British Columbia, Canada
Alaska, US
Ontario, Canada
Montana, US
Long Island, US
South Carolina, US
Bahamas
Florida Keys, US
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Coasts of Costa Rica
Los Roques, Venezuela
Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Southern England, UK
Scotland, UK
County Clare, Ireland
Wexford coast, Ireland
Norwegian sea, Norway
Northwest Norway
Western Baltic coast, Germany and Denmark
Kalmar region, Sweden
Andalucia, Spain
River Ebro, Spain
Limousin region, France
Switzerland
Northern Italy
Austria
Kola Peninsula, Russia
Kamchatka, Russia
Mongolia
Japan
Kaveri River, India
Iguela Lagoon, Gabon
Southern Angolan coast
Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Vaal and Orange rivers, South Africa
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
Caprivi Strip, Zambia
Murchison Falls, Uganda
Kenyan coast
Seychelles
Northern Territory, Australia
Cairns, Australia
Tasmania, Australia
New Zealand
Hawaii
GLOSSARY (4PP)
RESOURCES (1P)
INDEX/ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (8PP)