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Fishing For Dummies, 2nd Australian and New Zealand Edition

ISBN: 978-1-74216-984-2
384 pages
September 2011
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Created especially for Australian customer!

This book puts more fish on your line!

Want to dangle a line anywhere in Australia or New Zealand? On the way to becoming a successful angler, discover how to choose your tackle confidently, master rigs and knots, read your fishing environment, cast efficiently and take home more fish for the table — all while

  • fishing with safety and sustainability in mind.
  • Find expert guidance — absorb Steve Starling's insider knowledge of fishing to develop your angling skills
  • Build your fishing kit — discover how to choose the right tackle for the right fish, competently and without waste
  • Increase your fishing knowledge — take advantage of myriad tips about constructing effective rigs
  • Hone your craft — match your bait to the fish, cast with ease and reel 'em in
  • Take on sustainability — immerse yourself in the new age of fishing; catch only what you need
  • Prepare your catch — improve your skills in all areas of fish preparation, from gutting to filleting with ease
  • Cook like a pro — practise the art of simplicity in the kitchen to retain and release those wondrous fish flavours
  • Investigate ten top fishing spots — take a trip to Steve Starling's top fishing spots in Australia and New Zealand

Open the book and find:

  • How to target Aussie/Kiwi saltwater and freshwater fish
  • Techniques to rig your gear likea pro
  • Pointers on selecting the best baits, lures and flies
  • Ways to tie reliable knots — in all weathers and in the dark
  • Tips on casting all types of fishing tackle
  • The right way to release your fish
  • Ideas on how to contribute to fishing sustainability
  • A guide to your own style of angling: Jetty rat, estuary or ...
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Introduction.

Part I: Getting to Know Fish.

Chapter 1: Fishing Fundamentals.

Chapter 2: Our Favourite Saltwater Fish.

Chapter 3: Our Favourite Freshwater Fish.

Part II: Tackling the Right Gear.

Chapter 4: On a Hook and a Line.

Chapter 5: Hot Rods.

Chapter 6: The Reel Deal.

Chapter 7: Terminal Tackle.

Chapter 8: Baits, Lures and Flies.

Part III: Using Your Equipment the Right Way.

Chapter 9: Creating Your Fishing Kit.

Chapter 10: Spooling Up.

Chapter 11: Top Knots to Know.

Chapter 12: Rigs That Really Work.

Chapter 13: Cast Away.

Chapter 14: Hooking, Playing and Landing Fish.

Part IV: The New Age of Fishing.

Chapter 15: Kiss or Kill?

Chapter 16: Cleaning, Preparing and Cooking Your Catch.

Chapter 17: Fishing for the Future.

Part V: What Kind of Angler Are You?

Chapter 18: Specialise or Speculate?

Chapter 19: Surf Casters and Rock Hoppers.

Chapter 20: Jetty Rats.

Chapter 21: Estuary Anglers.

Chapter 22: Deep-Sea Anglers.

Chapter 23: Freshwater Fanatics.

Chapter 24: Fly Floggers.

Chapter 25: Ahoy, Captain!

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 26: The Ten Best Fishing Websites.

Chapter 27: My Ten Favourite Australian Fishing Spots.

Chapter 28: My Ten Favourite New Zealand Fishing Spots.

Chapter 29: Ten Things No-One Ever Tells You about Fishing.

Glossary.

Index.

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Steve Starling is regarded as Australasia's top communicator in the angling game today. Steve is uniquely gifted at passing on his wealth of fishing know-how to new chums and old hands alike. With this book, you can be a better angler and improve your enjoyment of this unique outdoor pastime.
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