Freshwater Fishing - Trevor HousbyGalley Press, 1988, Hardback.
Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.
First in this edition. [First: Blandford Press, 1983] Illustrated with colour photographs & line drawings. From the cover: “This book is for the angler who wants results, who wants consistently to catch the fish of his or her choice and who wants to land specimen-sized fish not just occasionally but regularly. In other words, this is a guide to modern positive fishing. It wastes no time in describing ineffective methods however hallowed by tradition or in repeating outmoded fishermen’s lore. It teaches you how to get results by understanding your target fish and then applying the most up-to-date angling techniques to ensure its capture. Freshwater Fishing starts from first principles. From Barbel to Zander the main species of freshwater fish are given in alphabetical order. Each one has a chapter to itself, which starts with a brief description of the fish and, where useful, describes feeding habits, habitat, the bait and groundbait it most readily takes and the methods and equipment necessary to catch it. This book takes the chance out of fishing. It shows the angler how to apply thought as well as intuition to his fishing, with the result that whatever his level of skill, the angler will be able to catch decent-sized specimens of individual species to order.”