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The Complete Guide to Game Fishing - Glen Booth

The Complete Guide to Game Fishing

Hardcover

Published: 1st November 2011
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Once the domain of anglers with big expensive game boats, game fishing today is possible in even a trailer-boat. As a result, more and more anglers are discovering the delights of offshore fishing and catching huge fish from small boats.

Armed with The Complete Guide to Game Fishing, you will know how to find, identify, hook and ultimately catch (or release) the game fish in our waters, from huge black marlin to small tuna ... and everything in between.

Divided into two parts, The Complete Guide To Game Fishing begins by describing in detail and revealing in photographs the characteristics and behaviour of 30 game-fish. The more knowledge you have about the habits and behaviour of the fish you are hunting, the more success you will have in finding it, enticing it to take the bait and landing it.

The second half of the book covers the equipment and techniques needed to be a successful angler. From buying the right game reel and fishing line, to being shown in step-by-step photographs how to rig a trolling lure or make a wind-on leader, everything is covered for setting up a safe and successful game fishing boat.

This book is also about learning and appreciating the ocean and the miraculous life that exists below the surface. Today, game fishing is as much about tagging and releasing fish so they can be tracked for scientific research as bringing home the catch to eat. There is a chapter on photography so a record can be kept of the fish you've battled with and landed, as well as a recipe section for those fish caught for the table.

About the Authors

Glen Booth and Alistair McGlashan are two well known fishing writers with many decades of blue water fishing experience between them.

Al spends more than 200 days a year on he water. He contributes to dozens of magazines, both locally and internationally, does weekly fishing reports for radio stations, has authored four books on fishing and produced the ground breaking 'Strikezone' DVD range, which is now a TV series. He donates time to assisting in fisheries research, visiting schools and is a government advisor on sustainable fishing.

Glen has visited many of the world's game fishing hotspots as an angler, deckhand, writer and photographer. He has been a key figure in the fishing media for over 25 Years, including editing Modern Fishing, the National Australian Fishing Annual and Barra, Bass and Bream Digest.

Part One : The Fish
The Billfishes
The Tunas
The Razor Gang
Other Game Species
Part Two : Equipment and Techniques
Tackle
Lures
Bait and Bait Rigging
Techniques
Tagging
Game Fishing Boats
Top Tips
Index

ISBN: 9780732293567
ISBN-10: 0732293561
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 391
Published: 1st November 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 29.5 x 24.5  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.986