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
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 (dgfishing.co.uk), 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.'
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