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Sharks Silent Hunters of the Deep

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ID No.: 4165
AU$25.00

Reader’s Digest Sydney 1987, 4to Illust. 208pp. D/J. This book is divided into three sections  The World of the Shark, Men and Sharks, and Facts About Sharks and Shark Attack. With  contributions by scientists and experienced anglers including Pepperell, Gilbert, Goadby, Turner, Johnson, Kemp, Otway, Pullan, Ruhen and Ron and Valerie Taylor.- Fine             

Saltwater Fly Fishing Magic

by ROGERS, Neal and Linda.
ID No.: 3951.
AU$55.00

Earth and Great Weather Publishing Co. Butte Montana, 1993, 1St Edn.   Folio, Illust, 156p, D/J, Introduction by Lefty Kreh.  Illustrations by Craig Rogers. A celebration with over 200 wonderful colour photographs of game fishing on a fly taken over the past fifty years. Includes  a history of salt-water fly-fishing by Stu Apte.  Sections on East & West coasts of North America, Florida Keys, Bahamas, the Caribbean, Central America and the rest of the world. Slight rub to D/J .  Near New.    

Fish the Chair if you Dare

by BEACHER, Captain Greg
ID No.: 1956
AU$205.00

Dawn Publications Miami, 1993, 8vo, Illust, 353pp, D/J, The ultimate guide to giant bluefin tuna fishing. Describes the preparation for fishing, where and how to fish, handle, grading, and selling. Also discusses present and future management , conservation, facts and fancy. Over 250 photos and illustrations.   The author is a commercial skipper who has spent a lifetime observing tuna at sea and fishing for them commercially and for sport. Chapters include; fish the chair, if you dare; F/V Dawn; Giant Bluefin Tuna - facts and fancy; pigs of the sea; fishing electronics; choice of fishing line; tuna knot; Penn International 130; choice of fishing hardware; cockpit harpoon; catching and preparing your own bait supply; preparations for GBT fishing; safety and the fighting chair; do you have eyes; sea birds - your personal spotter planes; trolling for GBT; drift chumming for GBT; drift chumming next to draggers; the battle - the angler's view; boating and handling; the strike; fifty ways to lose a tuna; handline; harpooning; spotter planes; fishing courtesy; chartering a boat - the customer's perspective; the Japanese market; grading of GBT; understanding the buyer; shipping you tuna by consignment; GBT dealer regulations; permits and licences; Green Harbor, Mass.; Cape Cod Bay; killer whales; Canadian bluefin fishery; GBT - author's theories of migration and navigation; bluefin tagging program; ICCAT; US quota listings; growth and size charts; angling category; general category; pruseseine category; longline - the unpleasant realities; 106 Municipal Dump Site; operating expenses; definition of a modern day GBT fisherman; untouched by man, unspoiled by intelligence; photo gallery. Highly recommended. -Fine.

The Big Game Fishing Handbook

by CACUTT, Ron.
ID No.: 4229
AU$40.00

New Holland London, 1999, 4to, Illust, 160pp. D/J. Foreword by Nick Fisher.   Len Cacutt provides a valuable source of information and knowledge on an area of fishing which is the dream of many anglers. Big-game fishing in the open sea is not for the faint-hearted, but for those who venture far out into the ocean currents in search of marlin, swordfish and the big tunas, there is the thrill of search and capture, the hope of boating a record-breaking specimen, the challenge of man against nature. This book and striking illustrations detail the major big-game fish species, the tackle and equipment needed to catch them, and the design and function of the perfect deep-water boat.  Chapters on the history of big game fishing, species, baits, boat equipment and safety, tackle, techniques, and the big game fishing centres around the world including Australia.    

Boat Fishing – The complete guide.

by CALCUTT. Ron, and GREEN. David.
ID No.: 3312
AU$30.00

Simon & Schuster   Sydney, 1992. 8vo, Illust, 287pp. Soft cover. A comprehensive reference on both equipment and skills required for successful and safe boat based fishing. The first section covers boat construction and set up, engines, maximizing performance, electronics, boat operation in all conditions. Other sections cover, tackle, boat fishing techniques and fishing the rivers, bays, offshore and catching the giants of the sea.    –Very Good 

Bluewater Fly Fishing

by COMBS. Trey.
ID No.: 3986.
AU$48.00

Lyons and Burford  New York. 1995 1st Edn.  4to. Illust.  285pp  D/J.      Combs discusses prime destinations from California to Australia, He devotes a separate chapter on  seventeen selected species. Each chapter gives a short history and fly fishing strategies for  gamefish including Dorado, Blue Martin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Albacore, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Pacific Salmon, Sailfish and inshore gamefish. Each chapter contains delightful anecdotes of his own experiences and from acknowledged experts including Lefty Kreh, Bob Popovics, Rod Harrison, Winston Moore, Nick Curcione, Chico Fernandez Steve Able and many others. He also includes chapters on tackle, teasing techniques, tying techniques and a major section on bluewater flies and poppers.          Foreword by Lefty Kreh.

 

" Trey’s magic carpet of a book chronicles the cutting edge developments on the world’s oceans – The happenings of the people. It is a work of enormous technical value, to say nothing of Trey’s way with words”………Rod Harrison

 

Trey Combs, is a world record holder for wahoo, black marlin and striped marlin, He is the author of four books as well as numerous magazine articles and is a contributing editor to Fly Fisherman magazine. He organizes bluewater fly fishing trips to Mexico, Belize, and Costa Rica. -Very Fine     

Game Fishing Off the Australian Coast

by D OMBRAIN, Athel.
ID No.: 408
AU$25.00

Angus and Robertson Sydney 1957, 4to, Illust, 230pp,  Blue cloth cover. Discusses the gear, boats, trolling and drifting, taking, playing, gaffing and measuring the fish, sharks, marlin and other game fish, sea birds, fishing centres and records. ex lib.  -Fair

Game Fishing Off the Australian Coast

by D OMBRAIN, Athel.
ID No.: 405
AU$40.00

Angus and Robertson Sydney 1957, 4to, Illust, 230pp.  Blue cloth cover with silver leaping fish. Illustrated with 118 b/w photographs. Discusses the tactics and strategies, the gear, boats, trolling and drifting, taking, playing, gaffing and measuring the fish, sharks, marlin and other game fish, sea birds, fishing centres and records. - Good

Game Fishing Off the Australian Coast

by D OMBRAIN, Athel.
ID No.: 406
AU$40.00

Angus and Robertson Sydney, 1957, 4to, Illust, 230pp,  Blue cloth cover. Discusses the gear, boats, trolling and drifting, taking, playing, gaffing and measuring the fish, sharks, marlin and other game fish, sea birds, fishing centres and records. lacking front E/P.  - Good

Game Fishing Off the Australian Coast

by D OMBRAIN, Athel.
ID No.: 404
AU$45.00

Angus and Robertson Sydney, 1957, 4to, Illust, 230pp. Blue cloth cover with silver leaping fish motif. Illustrated with 118 b/w photographs. Discusses the tactics and strategies, the gear, boats, trolling and drifting, taking, playing, gaffing and measuring the fish, sharks, marlin and other game fish, sea birds, fishing centres and records. Ink notation identifying the boat, angler and skipper of one photo.  - Very Good

Sharks Silent Hunters of the Deep

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ID No.: 4165
AU$25.00

Reader’s Digest Sydney 1987, 4to Illust. 208pp. D/J. This book is divided into three sections  The World of the Shark, Men and Sharks, and Facts About Sharks and Shark Attack. With  contributions by scientists and experienced anglers including Pepperell, Gilbert, Goadby, Turner, Johnson, Kemp, Otway, Pullan, Ruhen and Ron and Valerie Taylor.- Fine             

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