Synopses & Reviews
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.
...earns itself a place on the bookshelf of any serious fisherman. (Louisville Courier-Journal)
...a very pretty book, well illustrated, attractively priced, and easy to read. (Library Journal)
From basic fishing techniques to a complete list of fish species and where different species can be found, this updated version of our best-selling classic has everything an angler needs to know.
About 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.