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Angler's Club Bulletin

AU$75.00
By: Angler\'s Club of New York
ID No.: 37
Anglers Club New York.  Assorted collection of seven issues for the years 1942, 1961 and 1962.    Articles by Dana Lamb, Stanley Babson, Sparse Grey Hackle and others. - Very Good

Angler's Club Bulletin

AU$75.00
ID No.: 37
Anglers Club New York.  Assorted collection of seven issues for the years 1942, 1961 and 1962.    Articles by Dana Lamb, Stanley Babson, Sparse Grey Hackle and others. - Very Good

Hardy's Book of Fishing

AU$35.00
By: ANNESLEY, Patrick.
ID No.: 4022
Heinemann London 1979 reprint, 4to, Illust 304p. Brown cloth cover. A selection of articles from over one hundred years of Hardy's catalogues together with notes on far away places, testimonials and anecdotes from patrons and complementary extracts from other writers. Good wet weather reading. -Very Fine

Hardy's Book of Fishing

AU$35.00
ID No.: 4022
Heinemann London 1979 reprint, 4to, Illust 304p. Brown cloth cover. A selection of articles from over one hundred years of Hardy's catalogues together with notes on far away places, testimonials and anecdotes from patrons and complementary extracts from other writers. Good wet weather reading. -Very Fine

Hardy's Book of Fishing

AU$50.00
By: ANNESLEY, Patrick.
ID No.: 2408
Heinemann London 1975 reprint, 4to, Illust 304p. D/J. A selection of articles from over one hundred years of Hardy's catalogues together with notes on far away places, testimonials and anecdotes from patrons and complementary extracts from other writers. Good wet weather reading. D/j edges sl rub. o/w - Fine

Hardy's Book of Fishing

AU$50.00
ID No.: 2408
Heinemann London 1975 reprint, 4to, Illust 304p. D/J. A selection of articles from over one hundred years of Hardy's catalogues together with notes on far away places, testimonials and anecdotes from patrons and complementary extracts from other writers. Good wet weather reading. D/j edges sl rub. o/w - Fine

Fly-Fishing in Salt and Fresh Water

AU$700.00
By: Anon
ID No.: 513
John Van Voorst   London 1851, 8vo Illust including 5 full page hand coloured plates of flies by Paul Jerrard, 74p plus plates.  Original green cloth.  The first work to deal at any length with salt-water fly-fishing. Fishing for Salmon  in Scotland, Ireland and Nova Scotia, White trout , Sewin or Salmon Peel fishing in Ireland, Wales and Ireland, Sea fly fishing off the Irish and Scottish coast for Pollack, Bass, Mullet and Perch, Pike fishing, Trout and Grayling with recommended flies and their dressings. Text is signed off with  H H. (Horatio Gordon Hutchinson ?)   Spine has been reinforced and has small repair to top.  Corners bumped.  Slight browning and foxing. Very scarce 

Fly-Fishing in Salt and Fresh Water

AU$700.00
ID No.: 513
John Van Voorst   London 1851, 8vo Illust including 5 full page hand coloured plates of flies by Paul Jerrard, 74p plus plates.  Original green cloth.  The first work to deal at any length with salt-water fly-fishing. Fishing for Salmon  in Scotland, Ireland and Nova Scotia, White trout , Sewin or Salmon Peel fishing in Ireland, Wales and Ireland, Sea fly fishing off the Irish and Scottish coast for Pollack, Bass, Mullet and Perch, Pike fishing, Trout and Grayling with recommended flies and their dressings. Text is signed off with  H H. (Horatio Gordon Hutchinson ?)   Spine has been reinforced and has small repair to top.  Corners bumped.  Slight browning and foxing. Very scarce 

Signed Australian Books

TBA
By: Antiquarian Angler
ID No.: 072020

  

 

Selection of Australian Books signed by the Author

 

3198.   BODEN. Donald. C. The Other Side of the Hill.   Stevens Publishing Launceston 2006 1st Edn. Ltd edn of 125. Signed and numbered.   4to Illust 222p.   Red leather cover with  photo tipped in front cover.  Illustrated e/p.   The biography of  the late David Scholes, aviator, angler, artist and author.  Foreword by David Macintyre.  Numerous photographs and illustrations in colour and sepia. Captures the essence and character of this celebrated  patriarch of Australian angling. -Very Fine                                                              $295

 

3859.   BRINSLEY.  William.          The Speckled SuccessCreek of Peace Sydney 2012   Ltd edn of 100.  8vo illust 164 pages.  Blue cloth with gilt title  in illustrated slipcase.  The story of the introduction of trout into New South Wales, tracing the early introduction, acclimatisation and breeding, management and regulation, and the organisations and people behind the remarkable success of the trout fishery. Signed by Author.  -Mint    $158

 

2942.   BUSHELL, C.W.      Private Angling Library       Bushill Publishing Co Ptd. Ltd.  Sydney 1st Edn. 1953. Ltd edn. 1000.   8vo 120p. Card cover.  A listing of approximately 1,500 volumes covering nearly 500 years of angling history.    This was a complimentary copy to "Berkelow” from Bushell.   Inscription is signed and includes a personal comment. Cover slightly browned and rubbed. The collection, when sold, became the basis of the Alan Jarvis collection.   -Very Good.                                                                              $300

 

2512.   CROSSE, Malcolm.   Australia’s Best Trout Flies.  Fly Life Publishing Hobart 1997 Ltd Edn. 8vo Illust. 135p  D/J. Twenty eight of Australia’s leading fly tyers have written a chapter each on their selected six favourite flies and they explain how to tie and fish them. The 168 flies have been photographed by David Roche and are reproduced in full colour.  A must for all fly tyers. Signed by contributors and publishers -Very Fine                    $350

 

5018    DEAN, Roy.    Memories of the Shannon Rise.    Mike Stevens Publishing Launceston 1998 8vo Illust 111p. Black leather binding, Limited edn of 100.  Signed by the author.    Roy Dean fished the Shannon Rise from 1936 to when it finished in 1964. The rise was a fish feeding frenzy caused by the huge hatches of the Asmicridea Grisea, the snowflake caddis.  Foreword by Ken Littlejohn. Illustrated by Trevor Hawkins. Signed by author.  -Mint                                                                                                                                 $350

 

447.     DUNN, Bob    Angling in Australia: Its History and writings     David Ell Publishing Sydney 1991, 4to Illust 320p, deluxe edn. of 300 copies numbered and signed by the author, bound in full bonded red leather with a 19th century angling scene set into the front cover. The most comprehensive book written on the history of fresh and salt water fishing in Australia covering the sport from the unique methods of early Aboriginals to the present day. Over 250 illustrations in black and white and colour. Contains a 20 page bibliography of Australian fishing books –Mint                                                                            $350

 

2307.   DUNN, Bob.    Australian Fishing Reels,  - A Collectors Guide   Antiquarian Angler Sydney 1994,  4to. Illust. 228pp. plus lift out guide.  Pictorial Boards. ''A fascinating look at the shooting irons of the Aussie anglers of yesteryear"..........Modern Fishing. Contains a photograph and description of over 250 reels, their history and chronology. This has become the essential guide for collectors of Australian fishing reels. The contents have been supported by supplements that add to the range of reels and provide an updated value guide.

Signed by author.    Scarce –Very Fine                                                                      $400

 

455.     DUNN, Bob. &  GOADBY, Peter.   Saltwater Game Fishes of the World: An Illustrated History,  Australian Fishing Network   Melbourne 2000, 4to Illust 292p + prelims, leather bound limited edition of 500 numbered and signed copies in slipcase. A comprehensive work on the the early naturalists, the game fish species, and the early writers on saltwater gamefishing and their books. "Not just a book for saltwater anglers. All anglers, whatever their individual persuasion, will benefit from this   readable investigation of the origins of their sport. Anglers everywhere should be proud that Bob Dunn and Peter Goadby had the vision and dedication to complete this monumental work” (Mike Leech, President IGFA). Mint                                                                                                                                                $300 

3697.   FRENCH, Greg.  Trout Fishing in Tasmania,   Self Published   Hobart 1988,  Special edition to commemorate the World Flyfishing Championships in Tasmania in 1988.  A limited edn of 50. Red leatherette bound in slipcase. Numbered and signed by author.  4to Illust  242p.   Essential information on fishing in Tasmania, the fish, a breakdown of regions  and National parks and flyfishing techniques for the areas, Contains 35 maps, 9 diagrams, 322 monochrome photographs and 43 colour plates. Slight rub and chip to spine. -Fine                                                                                                                                       $875

3104.   FRENCH, Greg.  Tasmanian Trout Waters,  Australian Fishing Network Melbourne   2002 revised edn.  4to Illust  336p.  Original blue cloth cover with leather quarter and spine. Numbered limited edn. of 200.     The original edition of this essential information on fishing in Tasmania, that covers the fish, a breakdown of fishing regions and National parks, techniques for fishing the areas and 250p of detail information of fishing  each of the  Tasmanian trout waters from the Ada Lagoon to the Zig Zag Lakes Extensive revision of his previous guides.    Signed by author -Very Fine.                                                      $100

 

3746.   FYSH, Sir Hudson.   Round the Bend in the Stream,   Angus and Robertson   Sydney 1968, 1St. Edn.  8vo Illust 222p D/J. Fishing reminiscences by the founder of Qantas .The author was a devoted freshwater fisherman and recounts his catches and angling experiences in Australia, NZ and other places. A fascinating book which reflects the authors love of fishing and nature and his favourite rivers in Australia and New Zealand. Inscribed and signed by the author.   -Fine                                                                                         $100

 

2586.   GILMOUR, Don   The Tasmanian Trout,   Self Published Launceston 1973, 8vo Illust 300p including adverts, D/J. Foreword by Sir Peter Crisp. Eighty photographs. The story of the creation of one of the best trout fisheries of the world. Produced by the Northern Tasmanian Fisheries Association to commemorate 75 years of service to angling.   Signed by author.   -Fine                                                                                                                 $180    

 

2860.   GILMORE, Don.    Wild Trout on a Fly      Privately published by the author. Launceston 2002, 8vo Illust 160p.   Front and rear covers are illustrated laminated boards by Trevor Hawkins Over 100 colour photographs. This book explores the magnificent waterways of Tasmania and provides enjoyable reading and helpful hints for each fishery. Gilmore also includes his favourite fly for each region.  Signed by the author.  –Very Fine                                                                                                                             $75

 

3938.   GOADBY, Peter    Billfishing ,  Angus and Robertson   Sydney 1996, 4to Illust 208p,  Soft Cover. The quest for marlin, swordfish, spearfish and sailfish. Contents include The Billfish, Finding and Catching the Billfish, Fighting the Billfish, The Billfishing Boat, Billfishing Tackle, Competitive Billfishing, and Science and the Fisherman.   A revised and much expanded edition of the section on billfish from the author’s classic work  Saltwater Gamefishing   Signed inscription by author. – Fine                                                           $49

 

3937.   GOADBY, Peter.    Saltwater Gamefishing- Offshore and Onshore     Angus and Robertson    Sydney 1991 1st edn. 4to, Illust. 342P.  This book examines all aspects of world saltwater gamefishing both onshore and offshore. The main species of gamefish are identified with illustrations and maps showing world distribution 120 full colour and 100 b/w photographs, 200 diagrams, maps and illustrations. Foreword by Peter Fithian trustee International game Fishing Association. Signed inscription by author thanking owner for his assistance in preparing the book. As new.                                                            $50      

 

5064.   GROSE, Neil.   Essential Fly- Fishing Techniques for Australian Lakes, Fly Guide Exeter Tasmania 2001 Ltd Edn of 150 signed and numbered. 8vo Illust. 141P. Dark brown leatherette cover. A look at the changing face of fly fishing  and in Australia, of multiple flies and drifting boats, of searching wind lanes and tree lined shores, of reading the wind and reaching the depths with new fly line technology. Authentication certificate supplied.  - Very Fine.                                                                                                                               $200

 

5041    HACKETT, Daniel. and  HARRIS, Brad.     In Season Tasmania,  H2 Media Launceston 2007 1st Edn, Ltd to 90 copies numbered and signed by both authors.  4to oblong Illust.120p.  Green cloth cover  with three images inset in cover. In green slipcase.  Foreword by Greg French. Edited by Rob Sloane.  A year of flyfishing highlights in the angling waters of Tasmania where Hackett is a fishing guide. The text is supported by many wonderful photographs of the lakes and streams and angling situations.  –Very Fine            $375

 

2857.   HAWKINS, Les.     Basic Fly Fishing,   Kangaroo Press  Sydney 2003 revised edn. 8vo Illust 104pp. Laminated Board. Foreword by Jim Allen.   The name is deceptive as this book gives a comprehensive and sound introduction to the art of fly fishing. Chapters cover the history of fly fishing, the trout, its characteristics, its food, equipment and accessories, fishing techniques, casting and techniques on the river and lake. Signed. –Mint    $40

 

2340.   HEDGE, John.  Trout Fishing - A Season on Monaro,  Abbey Publishing Co. Sydney 1968, 8vo Illust 288pp. D/J, illustrated endpapers, 8 colour plates, 19 b/w photos, 11 maps, many line drawings.  The experiences of a fly fishing enthusiast on the rivers and lakes in southern New South Wales.  The author is highly regarded fly-fishing expert; this is a real "where-to-fish' from a 40-year Monaro fisherman. Foreword by Aubrey Hoskins – President of the Cooma Branch of the Monaro Acclimitisation Society. Old ink price on fep. Inscription and signed by author  -Fine                                                                 $125

 

3945.   HOLE, Chris.  Heaven On A Stick,   Kangaroo Press Sydney 1993, 4to Illust 216p D/J. A self-illustrated anecdotal examination of fly-fishing and fly-fishing retreats around the world  The story of one man’s supreme passion for fly fishing. It is the tale of a retired naval officer and specialist navigator who after years of research, circumnavigates the world twice in nine months in search of the very zenith of that passion Illustrated with watercolour sketches and colour photographs by the author.   D/J. Signed by author.  -Very Fine $45

 

3946.   HOLE,  Chris.    Exotic Fly Fishing in the South Seas      Kangaroo Press.  Sydney. 1996. 4to. Illust.  96p. Pictorial laminated board cover.  Watercolour sketch maps and colour photographs by the author a retired naval officer,   Pacific saltwater fly-fishing, including big-game fishing; New Zealand trout fishing; and fly fishing for barramundi in North-western Australia. Signed inscription by author. Cover has a chip. –Fine                            $30

 

3944.   HOLE,  Chris.     Fly Fishing across Russia East Europe and Finland    Kangaroo Press Sydney  1997. 4to. Illust. 162p. D/J. An enthralling and sometimes amusing, sometimes frustrating account of adventure and success of the solo trek of an avid fly fisherman across the Russian Federation, into Europe and Finland and back into Russia. Illustrated by the authors own watercolour sketches and colour photographs.  Signed inscription by author. –Fine                                                                                                                           $30

 

3886.   LEUVER, Peter.  Fur & Feather - Fly tying for trout,    Kangaroo Press Sydney. 1991 1st edn.  8vo Illust 224pp. D/J.  Beautifully produced and illustrated book showcasing a selection of fifty eight of the most popular flies used on Australian waters. Each pattern is presented with its story and a colour photograph of the fly as well as a line drawing and tying detail. Part 2 includes fly tying procedures. Foreword by Malcolm Fraser. Inscribed and signed by author  –Very Fine                                                                                      $100

 

3458    LYON, Eric. Fly Patterns     E. D. Lyon Beaumaris (C 1996)  Ltd edn of 50 copies. 8vo. Illust 150pp. Architect/angler Eric Lyon produced 150 sheets of clear and easy to follow flies, six flies to a page.  He started in the early 70’s and produced a page a month of flies from all over the world.  There is a list of the flies in an index.  Inscription to Peter Jowett and signed by the author.  -Very Fine                                                                         $175

 

3682.   MACKENZIE, Ron,  The Ratbag Mind if Dinas Vawr  Algona Publications. Montrose Adelaide 1978 1st edition. 8vo. Illust 175pp. D/J Edition limited to 500 signed and numbered copies. Foreword by Sir Peter Crisp.  A collection of angling stories, poetry and trivia by the president of the Australian Fresh Water Fishermens' Assembly, produced to raise funds to enable the publication of papers on fishing for the Assembly. Spine sl sunned.  Small section of rear cover missing. -Fine                                                                         $90

 

3371.   MILLER, Paul.   Secret Creek,   Creek of Peace Sydney 2011 1st Edn. 8vo Illust. 169 pp. Leather cover in slipcase. Limited edition of 150 signed and numbered.   Illustrated by Glen Preece.  Friendships, pheromones and fly fishing. 44 short stories.   " As Paul Miller says ...Every fly-fisher deserves a secret creek. Not necessarily a place completely unknown to others, but a place you can get to know and feel a part of. A place that you can take a trusted friend and share together unselfishly, but still feel as though it is your own special place; an escape from the hurly-burly world in which we live. A place where time seems to stand still and old-fashioned values still seem appropriate." -Very fine                  $130

3452.   Another.    D/J  Signed by the author.  -Very Fine                                        $50

 

4466.   O’BRIEN, Bob.  Ballarat Fish Hatchery - A History 1870-1987,  Ballarat Fish Acclimatisation Society 1988, Limited signed Edition of 100. Leather quarter bound in slipcase. 8vo Illust 201pp.   Foreword by Malcolm Frazer. The story of the Ballarat Fish Hatchery and the introduction of trout into Victoria.  This is the story of a band of dedicated men who raised the first fish in bath tubs from ova shipped from England on slow sailing ships through the tropics. It is a description of their  early failures, then the successes and finally the triumphs.- Fine                                                                                       $450  

 

4344.   PEPPERELL, Julian.   Fish Tales,  Random House Sydney 2001  8vo Illust 207pp. Soft Cover. An interesting collection of stories on oddities from the marine world by an author, columnist and marine biologist. From the mystery of the snapper bump, colossal calamari, the big sting, built for speed, do marlins change sex, are fish colour blind? how can you tell the sex of a fish, can fish learn to avoid hooks, do fish care for their young, catch and release and survival of the fittest. Signed by the author –Very Fine                         $38

 

4584.   PEPPERELL, Julian.   Fishing for the Past,  Rosenberg Sydney 2018 1st edn.  8vo Illust 224pp. Card cover. Casting nets into Australia’s early colonial history.  Graphic accounts of fishing by our early aboriginal inhabitants and of fishing around Australias coast by the first Dutch, English and French explorers. There are well researched human stories and gruesome tales of incidents in our history. Illustrated by a selection of many contemporary paintings and drawings including Australian fish by Europeans and the earliest depictions of Aboriginal fishing tools and methods. Signed by the author.  Very Fine   $40

 

2627.   RITCHIE, Jack.   The Australian Trout: Its introduction and acclimatisation in Victorian waters,    Victorian Fly Fishers Association.   Melbourne 1988, Limited edn. of 2000.  8vo Illust 104pp. D/J.  A long overdue book on the 'grand experiment'. " This book….written as a project in Australia’s Bicentennial year to promote awareness in our community….and to recognize the value of our trout fishery and how it was established” –S.A. Lancaster –President- Victorian Fly Fishers Association.   Beautifully written and produced and a worthy addition to every Australian trout fisherman's library. Signed by the author -Very Fine                                                                                                          $55 

 

5068.   RITCHIE, Tony.      Finding  Trout,    Australian Fishing Network Melbourne n.d. (Cir 2005).  4to Illust 82pp, Ltd edn of 100 signed and numbered copies. Tan leatherette cover. A discussion of trout food, fish senses, shelter, temperature, oxygen and other factors that assist the angler to find the feeding fish.  Ritche believes that knowing more about the trout itself and what influences trout behaviour will boost your stock of pleasant  angling merories. Author and co-author of  three books and a regular contributor to angling magazines.   Many colour photographs.  -Very Fine                                                        $60   

 

3983.   ROBERTS, Col.        Fishing for Wild Images               Kimberley Images (WA) Pty Ltd.  Kelmscott WA 2003 1st Edn  Ltd Edn of 50 copies. 4to oblong, Illust. 168pp.  Pictorial Board .   A collection of the photographer, author, anglers favourite images taken over the past decade. They  depict fishing action, unusual angles and moods, wildlife and the unique environment in which they are found.  Amazing sights in the pursuit of fishing and photography in the wild. Signed inscription by author.  -Very Fine                         $150 

 

2871.   ROBSON. Neil,      Tails of a Tasmanian Angler,   Foot and Playsted Launceston 2005. 8vo Illust. 130pp. Soft cover. Ltd to 950 copies. A collection of stories of the authors angling experiences, family and friends. The author was the co-author, with David Scholes, of the Tasmanian Angler.  Foreword by Charles Wooley. Signed by the author. –Very Fine                                                                                                                           $55 

 

1324.   ROLLS,  Eric.  A Million Wild Acres,  Thomas Nelson Melbourne 1981 1st Edn. 4to Illust. 465pp. D/J.  200 years of man and an Australian Forest.  A contentious story of men and their passion for land, of occupation and settlement, of destruction and growth. It is the story of the Piliga scrub. Sixty five black and white photographs. 24 page bibliography.  Signed by author. Dedicated to Douglas Stewart. Slight shelf wear. –Very Good.  $45

 

1422.   ROWNEY, G.E.P.  Pursuit of Fly Tying,  GEP Pursuit Publications  Melbourne 1987,   8vo Illust 198pp plus index, D/J. Numbered copy.   Drawings by Eric Lyon. Forword by Ron MacKenzie.  Still arguably  the definitive reference to Australian fly patterns.  A comprehensive reference and guide for setting up and tying a large selection of Australian fly patterns. Many colour photos of fly patterns and instructional diagrams. Signed by author.  - Very Fine                                                                                                                  $60

2364.   Another. Signed by author D/J has some wear and small tears o/w very good. $35 

 

1440.   SAUTELLE, John.   Fishing for the Educated Trout, Murray Books Sydney 1978, 1st edn.  8vo Illust 206pp D/J. Foreword by Sir Roden Cutler.  This is a book of light hearted reminiscences, humorous yarns and lore of trout fishing in Australia, New Zealand, India and Great Britain.  " It is in no way a book of instruction, but in the course of a series of humourous yarns he has managed to get in an amazing amount of trout lore, the lore of many countries which has been absorbed in more than fifty years indulging in his sport.”  Behind the humour there is some good advice on taking more fish in difficult circumstances and concludes with some thoughts for the future. Concludes with some thoughts for the future.    Signed -Fine                                                                                                               $50

4555.   Another. Murray Books Sydney 1978  1st edn. D/J. Inscription by author.- Fine. $40

 

3488.   SAUTELLE, John.   Champagne Fly Fishing,  Tas Trout Rosny Park, Tasmania 1990, 1st edn. Ltd Edn of 100 copies. 8vo Illust 137pp, D/J. The reminiscences of  'a legend in his own lifetime', and his days fly-fishing in the Monaro district of NSW, Tasmania and NZ.   " The remarkable feature of this man is that despite his vast experience and vivid memory he remains progressive and innovative throughout, and never dwells on the halcyon past. Concludes with some thoughts for the future. Even at eighty years of age he keeps abreast of technological advances...."    This is the scarce hardcover edn. Signed by author.  – Very Fine                                                                                                                 $75

 

5035.   SCHOLES, David.     The Enchanting Break O’ Day,   Stevens Publishing Launceston 2000,   1St Edn Ltd to 250.  4to  Illust. 159pp, Tan leather cover.  Celebration and reminiscences from the diary of the authors fishing and leisure times with friends on one of Australia’s great trout streams. Some history of the stream that has now been savaged by rural development.  Decorated Ep’s. Illustrations by Trevor Hawkins and many sepia photographs. Signed by author. -Very Fine                                                                  $300

4456.   Another. Stevens Publishing Launceston, D/J. Signed by author. -Very Fine                                                                                                                                               $120

 

2264.   SCHOLES, David.    Macquarie River Reflections.  Stevens Publishing Launceston 2003. 4to Illust. 112pp.  Leather bound limited edn of 250 numbered copies with embossed cover and inset photo. Foreword by John Brooks A book filled with memories, people, photos and excerpts from the author’s diary of his adventures on one of the famous rivers of Tasmania. Signed by the author. –Mint                                                              $350 

 

3749.   SCHOLES, David.    Air War Diary    Kangaroo Press  Sydney 1997.  Ltd edn. of 27. 8vo Illust 144pp.    Green Moroccan  leather with gilt titles. Tom Edwards Edition.   b&w plates. Scholes, better known as an authoritative fishing writer, survived a tour of 35 raids piloting a Lancaster bomber during World War II. During that time, he kept a diary that formed the basis of this vivid account of life in Bomber Command. Includes his fishing adventures in wartime UK. 16-pages of black and white photographs.  Signed by the author.  –Mint                                                                                                                           $225

 

5043.   SLOANE, Robert.   The Truth About Trout    Tas Trout Publications Rosny Park Tasmania 1983,1st Edn.  8vo. Illust .177pp.  D/J.  A blend of common sense, logic, detailed observation, innovative fly tying, techniques, natural history and management. An innovative and persuasive book that has become a classic in Australian angling literature.  D/J has some rubbing. Signed by author  –Fine                                                                                $195

5042    Another. Tas Trout Publications 1st Edn.  D/J.  Signed by author and previous owner  –Fine                                                                                                                                 $195

 

3823.   SLOANE, Robert.   The Truth About Trout –Revisited    FlyLife Publishing Richmond Tasmania 2002, 8vo. Illust. 146pp.  Decorative board cover.  The complete text of "The Truth About Trout”  (pub. 1983) with additional comments and observations spanning the nineteen year period since the original book was published. Also includes the fly patterns from "The Truth About Trout Flies”  Signed by author  –Mint                               $45

 

1598.   STEAD, David.  The Edible Fishes of New South Wales: Their present importance and their potentialities,  Department of FisheriesSydney 1908, 8vo Illust with 82 full page plates, 123p plus plates.  Original green cloth with gilt fishing motif on cover.  Author was Naturalist to the Board of Fisheries for NSW, some cover damage, cover worn and lacking map. Signed by the author. -Good                                                                        $115

 

2640.   STOKES, Max.    Tasmanian Trout Fly Patterns,    Cat and Fiddle Press Hobart 1978, 1st edn 12mo Illust 48p soft cover. Classic and now scarce works on Tasmanian fly patterns. Foreward by David Scholes.  A small publication in high demand. It describes " the correct patterns for Tasmanian trout flies, and, where necessary, to give details of the tying techniques”  Signed by David Scholes. E C Simms stamp on contents page.   -Very Fine                                                                                                                                           $220

 

1664.   TAYLOR, Harvey J. (ed.)  A Gentleman Angler: The life and times of Douglas L. Bridges,  privately published Judbury, Tasmania 1992 in edition limited to 60 signed copies, 8vo Illust [84p].  Red leatherette binding. Doug Bridges is one of Tasmania's well known angling identities. ……..” having been associated with the sporting life, more particularly fishing for 60 years in Hobart, and as such he has created an image for himself in his own lifetime. "  Being associated with anglers, either through his  sports store, his association with Government Authorities, or via angling competitions, he has given the sport an input few other men could emulate      ….. Introduction. – Mint                                      $750

 

1666.   TAYLOR, Harvey J. (ed.)  Tasmanian Angling Memories privately published Huonville 1995 Limited to 80 signed and numbered copies, 8vo Illust 80p (approx). Red leatherette binding. A selection of angling stories from the great days around the turn of the century in Tasmania - Mint                                                                                             $400  

 

3160.   TAYLOR, Harvey J.    An Australian Angler,- An Autobiography.  Self Published Mildura 2009. Ltd edn of 60 copies. 12mo Illust. 150p plus 30p of photographs. Red  leatherette binding  with gilt. The book touches on Harvey's days, life in the Navy, his involvement with fishing clubs in Tasmania, the development of the Museum of Trout Fishing and the Tasmanian Angling Hall of Fame. It relates to his writing as a columnist and author  and his pursuit  to protect Australia from potentially diseased imported salmon. A sample of the authors favourite fly is tipped in a pasted foldown in prelim page. Signed by author –Mint                                                                                                             $275

 

3378.   WACKETT, L.J.  Studies of an Angler,   Picken and Sons Melbourne 1950, 8vo Illust 235p D/J.   Contains studies of the trout, fishing techniques, insects, fly tying  and casting plastic bodies for artificial flies,  but most significant is the study of the effect of barometric pressure on trout.  Gingrich commented that this one chapter on pressure had a 'higher revelation quotient ... than any one chapter in any of the hundreds of fishing books that have come out anywhere since 1950'. Although it is based on scientific data this book suggests a practical approach to fly fishing.   Inscription and signed by author.  – Fine                                                                                $100

1754.   Another,  Picken and Sons  Melbourne  D/J. Signed by author. Small section missing on D/J spine.  Tape marks on inside cover. Slight browning to FEP. Previous owners signature  -Fine                                                                                                                                          $70                                  

 

5002.   WACKETT, L.J.    My Hobby is Trout Fishing. J.T. Picken and Sons Melbourne 1946,1st edn. Ltd edn of 500. 12mo Illust 76p. Red cloth cover with gilt trout and title. Photograph and dedication to the authors son. Presents solutions that  improved his fishing.  The experiences and techniques of a successful angler who shares his success with his fellow anglers. Renowned for his theories the effects of air pressure on feeding trout  which was later expanded in his second book Studies of an Angler . Sl shelf wear to tips of spine and sl insect damage to cover.  From the library of David Scholes.  Letter of provenance signed by Scholes is included . A scarce collectors copy  -Very Good                                        $750

 

7030.   WARE, John.            Strahan and Macquarie Harbour.      1979 A facsimile copy  of the privately published original (Cir 1909). Limited to 25 copies numbered and signed by Brenden Ware, great grandson of John Ware. 18vo. Illust 84p.  Red card cover.  The commercial port of the western mineral fields; Tasmania's Eldorado: also the gem of the states for tourists and travellers, unsurpassed for scenic grandeur and as a health resort.   -Fine                                                                                                                          $40

 

3176.   WEIGALL, Philip.   .   Fishing Season,.  Exisle Publishing Wollombi 2009 Numbered limited edition of 99. 12mo illust. 196p. Leather bound.  In Fishing Season, Philip Weigall deftly captures all that makes the wonderful sport of flyfishing a passion for so many. It is a reflective and engrossing read that captures the heart and soul of this pastime that is so full of challenges and victories, disappointments and frustrations but, most of all, quiet happiness. Signed by the author. –mint                                                                 $200

3409    Another.   Exilse Publishing Wollombi 2009    D/J. Signed by the author. – Very Fine                                                                                                                                 $40

 

3362.   WEIGALL, Philip.   Fishing Sense,   Exisle Publishing Wollombi 2011 1st Edn.  Numbered limited edition of 120. 12mo illust. 196p. Leather bound.  Flyfishing, and fishing in general, is one of Australia’s – and the world’s – most popular outdoor activities.  This is a book of ‘flyfishing truths’, a collection of techniques, ideas, concepts, knowledge and equipment that, to the best of his objective observations over many decades spent with a rod in hand, honestly seem to matter when it comes to catching trout. Signed by the author. –Mint                                                                                                                         $175 

3410.   Another.  Exisle Publishing Wollombi 2011 1st edn. 12mo. illust 196p. D/j.  Signed by the author.  – Mint                                                                                                           $37 

 

5010    WIGRAM, R.H.     The Shannon Rise,   Telegraph Publications Launceston N.D. (1953).   1st Edn. 12mo 48p. soft cover   The story of Tasmania’s fishing miracle as told by the respected angler who missed only one rise in twenty five year. This fragile paperback is one of our most sought-after books.  Illustrated with black and white photographs including double page aerial photograph at centre fold. Signed by the author.  This copy of the fragile book is in very good condition.                                                                               $1250  

                       

 

 

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3198.   BODEN. Donald. C. The Other Side of the Hill.   Stevens Publishing Launceston 2006 1st Edn. Ltd edn of 125. Signed and numbered.   4to Illust 222p.   Red leather cover with  photo tipped in front cover.  Illustrated e/p.   The biography of  the late David Scholes, aviator, angler, artist and author.  Foreword by David Macintyre.  Numerous photographs and illustrations in colour and sepia. Captures the essence and character of this celebrated  patriarch of Australian angling. -Very Fine                                                              $295

 

3859.   BRINSLEY.  William.          The Speckled SuccessCreek of Peace Sydney 2012   Ltd edn of 100.  8vo illust 164 pages.  Blue cloth with gilt title  in illustrated slipcase.  The story of the introduction of trout into New South Wales, tracing the early introduction, acclimatisation and breeding, management and regulation, and the organisations and people behind the remarkable success of the trout fishery. Signed by Author.  -Mint    $158

 

2942.   BUSHELL, C.W.      Private Angling Library       Bushill Publishing Co Ptd. Ltd.  Sydney 1st Edn. 1953. Ltd edn. 1000.   8vo 120p. Card cover.  A listing of approximately 1,500 volumes covering nearly 500 years of angling history.    This was a complimentary copy to "Berkelow” from Bushell.   Inscription is signed and includes a personal comment. Cover slightly browned and rubbed. The collection, when sold, became the basis of the Alan Jarvis collection.   -Very Good.                                                                              $300

 

2512.   CROSSE, Malcolm.   Australia’s Best Trout Flies.  Fly Life Publishing Hobart 1997 Ltd Edn. 8vo Illust. 135p  D/J. Twenty eight of Australia’s leading fly tyers have written a chapter each on their selected six favourite flies and they explain how to tie and fish them. The 168 flies have been photographed by David Roche and are reproduced in full colour.  A must for all fly tyers. Signed by contributors and publishers -Very Fine                    $350

 

5018    DEAN, Roy.    Memories of the Shannon Rise.    Mike Stevens Publishing Launceston 1998 8vo Illust 111p. Black leather binding, Limited edn of 100.  Signed by the author.    Roy Dean fished the Shannon Rise from 1936 to when it finished in 1964. The rise was a fish feeding frenzy caused by the huge hatches of the Asmicridea Grisea, the snowflake caddis.  Foreword by Ken Littlejohn. Illustrated by Trevor Hawkins. Signed by author.  -Mint                                                                                                                                 $350

 

447.     DUNN, Bob    Angling in Australia: Its History and writings     David Ell Publishing Sydney 1991, 4to Illust 320p, deluxe edn. of 300 copies numbered and signed by the author, bound in full bonded red leather with a 19th century angling scene set into the front cover. The most comprehensive book written on the history of fresh and salt water fishing in Australia covering the sport from the unique methods of early Aboriginals to the present day. Over 250 illustrations in black and white and colour. Contains a 20 page bibliography of Australian fishing books –Mint                                                                            $350

 

2307.   DUNN, Bob.    Australian Fishing Reels,  - A Collectors Guide   Antiquarian Angler Sydney 1994,  4to. Illust. 228pp. plus lift out guide.  Pictorial Boards. ''A fascinating look at the shooting irons of the Aussie anglers of yesteryear"..........Modern Fishing. Contains a photograph and description of over 250 reels, their history and chronology. This has become the essential guide for collectors of Australian fishing reels. The contents have been supported by supplements that add to the range of reels and provide an updated value guide.

Signed by author.    Scarce –Very Fine                                                                      $400

 

455.     DUNN, Bob. &  GOADBY, Peter.   Saltwater Game Fishes of the World: An Illustrated History,  Australian Fishing Network   Melbourne 2000, 4to Illust 292p + prelims, leather bound limited edition of 500 numbered and signed copies in slipcase. A comprehensive work on the the early naturalists, the game fish species, and the early writers on saltwater gamefishing and their books. "Not just a book for saltwater anglers. All anglers, whatever their individual persuasion, will benefit from this   readable investigation of the origins of their sport. Anglers everywhere should be proud that Bob Dunn and Peter Goadby had the vision and dedication to complete this monumental work” (Mike Leech, President IGFA). Mint                                                                                                                                                $300 

3697.   FRENCH, Greg.  Trout Fishing in Tasmania,   Self Published   Hobart 1988,  Special edition to commemorate the World Flyfishing Championships in Tasmania in 1988.  A limited edn of 50. Red leatherette bound in slipcase. Numbered and signed by author.  4to Illust  242p.   Essential information on fishing in Tasmania, the fish, a breakdown of regions  and National parks and flyfishing techniques for the areas, Contains 35 maps, 9 diagrams, 322 monochrome photographs and 43 colour plates. Slight rub and chip to spine. -Fine                                                                                                                                       $875

3104.   FRENCH, Greg.  Tasmanian Trout Waters,  Australian Fishing Network Melbourne   2002 revised edn.  4to Illust  336p.  Original blue cloth cover with leather quarter and spine. Numbered limited edn. of 200.     The original edition of this essential information on fishing in Tasmania, that covers the fish, a breakdown of fishing regions and National parks, techniques for fishing the areas and 250p of detail information of fishing  each of the  Tasmanian trout waters from the Ada Lagoon to the Zig Zag Lakes Extensive revision of his previous guides.    Signed by author -Very Fine.                                                      $100

 

3746.   FYSH, Sir Hudson.   Round the Bend in the Stream,   Angus and Robertson   Sydney 1968, 1St. Edn.  8vo Illust 222p D/J. Fishing reminiscences by the founder of Qantas .The author was a devoted freshwater fisherman and recounts his catches and angling experiences in Australia, NZ and other places. A fascinating book which reflects the authors love of fishing and nature and his favourite rivers in Australia and New Zealand. Inscribed and signed by the author.   -Fine                                                                                         $100

 

2586.   GILMOUR, Don   The Tasmanian Trout,   Self Published Launceston 1973, 8vo Illust 300p including adverts, D/J. Foreword by Sir Peter Crisp. Eighty photographs. The story of the creation of one of the best trout fisheries of the world. Produced by the Northern Tasmanian Fisheries Association to commemorate 75 years of service to angling.   Signed by author.   -Fine                                                                                                                 $180    

 

2860.   GILMORE, Don.    Wild Trout on a Fly      Privately published by the author. Launceston 2002, 8vo Illust 160p.   Front and rear covers are illustrated laminated boards by Trevor Hawkins Over 100 colour photographs. This book explores the magnificent waterways of Tasmania and provides enjoyable reading and helpful hints for each fishery. Gilmore also includes his favourite fly for each region.  Signed by the author.  –Very Fine                                                                                                                             $75

 

3938.   GOADBY, Peter    Billfishing ,  Angus and Robertson   Sydney 1996, 4to Illust 208p,  Soft Cover. The quest for marlin, swordfish, spearfish and sailfish. Contents include The Billfish, Finding and Catching the Billfish, Fighting the Billfish, The Billfishing Boat, Billfishing Tackle, Competitive Billfishing, and Science and the Fisherman.   A revised and much expanded edition of the section on billfish from the author’s classic work  Saltwater Gamefishing   Signed inscription by author. – Fine                                                           $49

 

3937.   GOADBY, Peter.    Saltwater Gamefishing- Offshore and Onshore     Angus and Robertson    Sydney 1991 1st edn. 4to, Illust. 342P.  This book examines all aspects of world saltwater gamefishing both onshore and offshore. The main species of gamefish are identified with illustrations and maps showing world distribution 120 full colour and 100 b/w photographs, 200 diagrams, maps and illustrations. Foreword by Peter Fithian trustee International game Fishing Association. Signed inscription by author thanking owner for his assistance in preparing the book. As new.                                                            $50      

 

5064.   GROSE, Neil.   Essential Fly- Fishing Techniques for Australian Lakes, Fly Guide Exeter Tasmania 2001 Ltd Edn of 150 signed and numbered. 8vo Illust. 141P. Dark brown leatherette cover. A look at the changing face of fly fishing  and in Australia, of multiple flies and drifting boats, of searching wind lanes and tree lined shores, of reading the wind and reaching the depths with new fly line technology. Authentication certificate supplied.  - Very Fine.                                                                                                                               $200

 

5041    HACKETT, Daniel. and  HARRIS, Brad.     In Season Tasmania,  H2 Media Launceston 2007 1st Edn, Ltd to 90 copies numbered and signed by both authors.  4to oblong Illust.120p.  Green cloth cover  with three images inset in cover. In green slipcase.  Foreword by Greg French. Edited by Rob Sloane.  A year of flyfishing highlights in the angling waters of Tasmania where Hackett is a fishing guide. The text is supported by many wonderful photographs of the lakes and streams and angling situations.  –Very Fine            $375

 

2857.   HAWKINS, Les.     Basic Fly Fishing,   Kangaroo Press  Sydney 2003 revised edn. 8vo Illust 104pp. Laminated Board. Foreword by Jim Allen.   The name is deceptive as this book gives a comprehensive and sound introduction to the art of fly fishing. Chapters cover the history of fly fishing, the trout, its characteristics, its food, equipment and accessories, fishing techniques, casting and techniques on the river and lake. Signed. –Mint    $40

 

2340.   HEDGE, John.  Trout Fishing - A Season on Monaro,  Abbey Publishing Co. Sydney 1968, 8vo Illust 288pp. D/J, illustrated endpapers, 8 colour plates, 19 b/w photos, 11 maps, many line drawings.  The experiences of a fly fishing enthusiast on the rivers and lakes in southern New South Wales.  The author is highly regarded fly-fishing expert; this is a real "where-to-fish' from a 40-year Monaro fisherman. Foreword by Aubrey Hoskins – President of the Cooma Branch of the Monaro Acclimitisation Society. Old ink price on fep. Inscription and signed by author  -Fine                                                                 $125

 

3945.   HOLE, Chris.  Heaven On A Stick,   Kangaroo Press Sydney 1993, 4to Illust 216p D/J. A self-illustrated anecdotal examination of fly-fishing and fly-fishing retreats around the world  The story of one man’s supreme passion for fly fishing. It is the tale of a retired naval officer and specialist navigator who after years of research, circumnavigates the world twice in nine months in search of the very zenith of that passion Illustrated with watercolour sketches and colour photographs by the author.   D/J. Signed by author.  -Very Fine $45

 

3946.   HOLE,  Chris.    Exotic Fly Fishing in the South Seas      Kangaroo Press.  Sydney. 1996. 4to. Illust.  96p. Pictorial laminated board cover.  Watercolour sketch maps and colour photographs by the author a retired naval officer,   Pacific saltwater fly-fishing, including big-game fishing; New Zealand trout fishing; and fly fishing for barramundi in North-western Australia. Signed inscription by author. Cover has a chip. –Fine                            $30

 

3944.   HOLE,  Chris.     Fly Fishing across Russia East Europe and Finland    Kangaroo Press Sydney  1997. 4to. Illust. 162p. D/J. An enthralling and sometimes amusing, sometimes frustrating account of adventure and success of the solo trek of an avid fly fisherman across the Russian Federation, into Europe and Finland and back into Russia. Illustrated by the authors own watercolour sketches and colour photographs.  Signed inscription by author. –Fine                                                                                                                           $30

 

3886.   LEUVER, Peter.  Fur & Feather - Fly tying for trout,    Kangaroo Press Sydney. 1991 1st edn.  8vo Illust 224pp. D/J.  Beautifully produced and illustrated book showcasing a selection of fifty eight of the most popular flies used on Australian waters. Each pattern is presented with its story and a colour photograph of the fly as well as a line drawing and tying detail. Part 2 includes fly tying procedures. Foreword by Malcolm Fraser. Inscribed and signed by author  –Very Fine                                                                                      $100

 

3458    LYON, Eric. Fly Patterns     E. D. Lyon Beaumaris (C 1996)  Ltd edn of 50 copies. 8vo. Illust 150pp. Architect/angler Eric Lyon produced 150 sheets of clear and easy to follow flies, six flies to a page.  He started in the early 70’s and produced a page a month of flies from all over the world.  There is a list of the flies in an index.  Inscription to Peter Jowett and signed by the author.  -Very Fine                                                                         $175

 

3682.   MACKENZIE, Ron,  The Ratbag Mind if Dinas Vawr  Algona Publications. Montrose Adelaide 1978 1st edition. 8vo. Illust 175pp. D/J Edition limited to 500 signed and numbered copies. Foreword by Sir Peter Crisp.  A collection of angling stories, poetry and trivia by the president of the Australian Fresh Water Fishermens' Assembly, produced to raise funds to enable the publication of papers on fishing for the Assembly. Spine sl sunned.  Small section of rear cover missing. -Fine                                                                         $90

 

3371.   MILLER, Paul.   Secret Creek,   Creek of Peace Sydney 2011 1st Edn. 8vo Illust. 169 pp. Leather cover in slipcase. Limited edition of 150 signed and numbered.   Illustrated by Glen Preece.  Friendships, pheromones and fly fishing. 44 short stories.   " As Paul Miller says ...Every fly-fisher deserves a secret creek. Not necessarily a place completely unknown to others, but a place you can get to know and feel a part of. A place that you can take a trusted friend and share together unselfishly, but still feel as though it is your own special place; an escape from the hurly-burly world in which we live. A place where time seems to stand still and old-fashioned values still seem appropriate." -Very fine                  $130

3452.   Another.    D/J  Signed by the author.  -Very Fine                                        $50

 

4466.   O’BRIEN, Bob.  Ballarat Fish Hatchery - A History 1870-1987,  Ballarat Fish Acclimatisation Society 1988, Limited signed Edition of 100. Leather quarter bound in slipcase. 8vo Illust 201pp.   Foreword by Malcolm Frazer. The story of the Ballarat Fish Hatchery and the introduction of trout into Victoria.  This is the story of a band of dedicated men who raised the first fish in bath tubs from ova shipped from England on slow sailing ships through the tropics. It is a description of their  early failures, then the successes and finally the triumphs.- Fine                                                                                       $450  

 

4344.   PEPPERELL, Julian.   Fish Tales,  Random House Sydney 2001  8vo Illust 207pp. Soft Cover. An interesting collection of stories on oddities from the marine world by an author, columnist and marine biologist. From the mystery of the snapper bump, colossal calamari, the big sting, built for speed, do marlins change sex, are fish colour blind? how can you tell the sex of a fish, can fish learn to avoid hooks, do fish care for their young, catch and release and survival of the fittest. Signed by the author –Very Fine                         $38

 

4584.   PEPPERELL, Julian.   Fishing for the Past,  Rosenberg Sydney 2018 1st edn.  8vo Illust 224pp. Card cover. Casting nets into Australia’s early colonial history.  Graphic accounts of fishing by our early aboriginal inhabitants and of fishing around Australias coast by the first Dutch, English and French explorers. There are well researched human stories and gruesome tales of incidents in our history. Illustrated by a selection of many contemporary paintings and drawings including Australian fish by Europeans and the earliest depictions of Aboriginal fishing tools and methods. Signed by the author.  Very Fine   $40

 

2627.   RITCHIE, Jack.   The Australian Trout: Its introduction and acclimatisation in Victorian waters,    Victorian Fly Fishers Association.   Melbourne 1988, Limited edn. of 2000.  8vo Illust 104pp. D/J.  A long overdue book on the 'grand experiment'. " This book….written as a project in Australia’s Bicentennial year to promote awareness in our community….and to recognize the value of our trout fishery and how it was established” –S.A. Lancaster –President- Victorian Fly Fishers Association.   Beautifully written and produced and a worthy addition to every Australian trout fisherman's library. Signed by the author -Very Fine                                                                                                          $55 

 

5068.   RITCHIE, Tony.      Finding  Trout,    Australian Fishing Network Melbourne n.d. (Cir 2005).  4to Illust 82pp, Ltd edn of 100 signed and numbered copies. Tan leatherette cover. A discussion of trout food, fish senses, shelter, temperature, oxygen and other factors that assist the angler to find the feeding fish.  Ritche believes that knowing more about the trout itself and what influences trout behaviour will boost your stock of pleasant  angling merories. Author and co-author of  three books and a regular contributor to angling magazines.   Many colour photographs.  -Very Fine                                                        $60   

 

3983.   ROBERTS, Col.        Fishing for Wild Images               Kimberley Images (WA) Pty Ltd.  Kelmscott WA 2003 1st Edn  Ltd Edn of 50 copies. 4to oblong, Illust. 168pp.  Pictorial Board .   A collection of the photographer, author, anglers favourite images taken over the past decade. They  depict fishing action, unusual angles and moods, wildlife and the unique environment in which they are found.  Amazing sights in the pursuit of fishing and photography in the wild. Signed inscription by author.  -Very Fine                         $150 

 

2871.   ROBSON. Neil,      Tails of a Tasmanian Angler,   Foot and Playsted Launceston 2005. 8vo Illust. 130pp. Soft cover. Ltd to 950 copies. A collection of stories of the authors angling experiences, family and friends. The author was the co-author, with David Scholes, of the Tasmanian Angler.  Foreword by Charles Wooley. Signed by the author. –Very Fine                                                                                                                           $55 

 

1324.   ROLLS,  Eric.  A Million Wild Acres,  Thomas Nelson Melbourne 1981 1st Edn. 4to Illust. 465pp. D/J.  200 years of man and an Australian Forest.  A contentious story of men and their passion for land, of occupation and settlement, of destruction and growth. It is the story of the Piliga scrub. Sixty five black and white photographs. 24 page bibliography.  Signed by author. Dedicated to Douglas Stewart. Slight shelf wear. –Very Good.  $45

 

1422.   ROWNEY, G.E.P.  Pursuit of Fly Tying,  GEP Pursuit Publications  Melbourne 1987,   8vo Illust 198pp plus index, D/J. Numbered copy.   Drawings by Eric Lyon. Forword by Ron MacKenzie.  Still arguably  the definitive reference to Australian fly patterns.  A comprehensive reference and guide for setting up and tying a large selection of Australian fly patterns. Many colour photos of fly patterns and instructional diagrams. Signed by author.  - Very Fine                                                                                                                  $60

2364.   Another. Signed by author D/J has some wear and small tears o/w very good. $35 

 

1440.   SAUTELLE, John.   Fishing for the Educated Trout, Murray Books Sydney 1978, 1st edn.  8vo Illust 206pp D/J. Foreword by Sir Roden Cutler.  This is a book of light hearted reminiscences, humorous yarns and lore of trout fishing in Australia, New Zealand, India and Great Britain.  " It is in no way a book of instruction, but in the course of a series of humourous yarns he has managed to get in an amazing amount of trout lore, the lore of many countries which has been absorbed in more than fifty years indulging in his sport.”  Behind the humour there is some good advice on taking more fish in difficult circumstances and concludes with some thoughts for the future. Concludes with some thoughts for the future.    Signed -Fine                                                                                                               $50

4555.   Another. Murray Books Sydney 1978  1st edn. D/J. Inscription by author.- Fine. $40

 

3488.   SAUTELLE, John.   Champagne Fly Fishing,  Tas Trout Rosny Park, Tasmania 1990, 1st edn. Ltd Edn of 100 copies. 8vo Illust 137pp, D/J. The reminiscences of  'a legend in his own lifetime', and his days fly-fishing in the Monaro district of NSW, Tasmania and NZ.   " The remarkable feature of this man is that despite his vast experience and vivid memory he remains progressive and innovative throughout, and never dwells on the halcyon past. Concludes with some thoughts for the future. Even at eighty years of age he keeps abreast of technological advances...."    This is the scarce hardcover edn. Signed by author.  – Very Fine                                                                                                                 $75

 

5035.   SCHOLES, David.     The Enchanting Break O’ Day,   Stevens Publishing Launceston 2000,   1St Edn Ltd to 250.  4to  Illust. 159pp, Tan leather cover.  Celebration and reminiscences from the diary of the authors fishing and leisure times with friends on one of Australia’s great trout streams. Some history of the stream that has now been savaged by rural development.  Decorated Ep’s. Illustrations by Trevor Hawkins and many sepia photographs. Signed by author. -Very Fine                                                                  $300

4456.   Another. Stevens Publishing Launceston, D/J. Signed by author. -Very Fine                                                                                                                                               $120

 

2264.   SCHOLES, David.    Macquarie River Reflections.  Stevens Publishing Launceston 2003. 4to Illust. 112pp.  Leather bound limited edn of 250 numbered copies with embossed cover and inset photo. Foreword by John Brooks A book filled with memories, people, photos and excerpts from the author’s diary of his adventures on one of the famous rivers of Tasmania. Signed by the author. –Mint                                                              $350 

 

3749.   SCHOLES, David.    Air War Diary    Kangaroo Press  Sydney 1997.  Ltd edn. of 27. 8vo Illust 144pp.    Green Moroccan  leather with gilt titles. Tom Edwards Edition.   b&w plates. Scholes, better known as an authoritative fishing writer, survived a tour of 35 raids piloting a Lancaster bomber during World War II. During that time, he kept a diary that formed the basis of this vivid account of life in Bomber Command. Includes his fishing adventures in wartime UK. 16-pages of black and white photographs.  Signed by the author.  –Mint                                                                                                                           $225

 

5043.   SLOANE, Robert.   The Truth About Trout    Tas Trout Publications Rosny Park Tasmania 1983,1st Edn.  8vo. Illust .177pp.  D/J.  A blend of common sense, logic, detailed observation, innovative fly tying, techniques, natural history and management. An innovative and persuasive book that has become a classic in Australian angling literature.  D/J has some rubbing. Signed by author  –Fine                                                                                $195

5042    Another. Tas Trout Publications 1st Edn.  D/J.  Signed by author and previous owner  –Fine                                                                                                                                 $195

 

3823.   SLOANE, Robert.   The Truth About Trout –Revisited    FlyLife Publishing Richmond Tasmania 2002, 8vo. Illust. 146pp.  Decorative board cover.  The complete text of "The Truth About Trout”  (pub. 1983) with additional comments and observations spanning the nineteen year period since the original book was published. Also includes the fly patterns from "The Truth About Trout Flies”  Signed by author  –Mint                               $45

 

1598.   STEAD, David.  The Edible Fishes of New South Wales: Their present importance and their potentialities,  Department of FisheriesSydney 1908, 8vo Illust with 82 full page plates, 123p plus plates.  Original green cloth with gilt fishing motif on cover.  Author was Naturalist to the Board of Fisheries for NSW, some cover damage, cover worn and lacking map. Signed by the author. -Good                                                                        $115

 

2640.   STOKES, Max.    Tasmanian Trout Fly Patterns,    Cat and Fiddle Press Hobart 1978, 1st edn 12mo Illust 48p soft cover. Classic and now scarce works on Tasmanian fly patterns. Foreward by David Scholes.  A small publication in high demand. It describes " the correct patterns for Tasmanian trout flies, and, where necessary, to give details of the tying techniques”  Signed by David Scholes. E C Simms stamp on contents page.   -Very Fine                                                                                                                                           $220

 

1664.   TAYLOR, Harvey J. (ed.)  A Gentleman Angler: The life and times of Douglas L. Bridges,  privately published Judbury, Tasmania 1992 in edition limited to 60 signed copies, 8vo Illust [84p].  Red leatherette binding. Doug Bridges is one of Tasmania's well known angling identities. ……..” having been associated with the sporting life, more particularly fishing for 60 years in Hobart, and as such he has created an image for himself in his own lifetime. "  Being associated with anglers, either through his  sports store, his association with Government Authorities, or via angling competitions, he has given the sport an input few other men could emulate      ….. Introduction. – Mint                                      $750

 

1666.   TAYLOR, Harvey J. (ed.)  Tasmanian Angling Memories privately published Huonville 1995 Limited to 80 signed and numbered copies, 8vo Illust 80p (approx). Red leatherette binding. A selection of angling stories from the great days around the turn of the century in Tasmania - Mint                                                                                             $400  

 

3160.   TAYLOR, Harvey J.    An Australian Angler,- An Autobiography.  Self Published Mildura 2009. Ltd edn of 60 copies. 12mo Illust. 150p plus 30p of photographs. Red  leatherette binding  with gilt. The book touches on Harvey's days, life in the Navy, his involvement with fishing clubs in Tasmania, the development of the Museum of Trout Fishing and the Tasmanian Angling Hall of Fame. It relates to his writing as a columnist and author  and his pursuit  to protect Australia from potentially diseased imported salmon. A sample of the authors favourite fly is tipped in a pasted foldown in prelim page. Signed by author –Mint                                                                                                             $275

 

3378.   WACKETT, L.J.  Studies of an Angler,   Picken and Sons Melbourne 1950, 8vo Illust 235p D/J.   Contains studies of the trout, fishing techniques, insects, fly tying  and casting plastic bodies for artificial flies,  but most significant is the study of the effect of barometric pressure on trout.  Gingrich commented that this one chapter on pressure had a 'higher revelation quotient ... than any one chapter in any of the hundreds of fishing books that have come out anywhere since 1950'. Although it is based on scientific data this book suggests a practical approach to fly fishing.   Inscription and signed by author.  – Fine                                                                                $100

1754.   Another,  Picken and Sons  Melbourne  D/J. Signed by author. Small section missing on D/J spine.  Tape marks on inside cover. Slight browning to FEP. Previous owners signature  -Fine                                                                                                                                          $70                                  

 

5002.   WACKETT, L.J.    My Hobby is Trout Fishing. J.T. Picken and Sons Melbourne 1946,1st edn. Ltd edn of 500. 12mo Illust 76p. Red cloth cover with gilt trout and title. Photograph and dedication to the authors son. Presents solutions that  improved his fishing.  The experiences and techniques of a successful angler who shares his success with his fellow anglers. Renowned for his theories the effects of air pressure on feeding trout  which was later expanded in his second book Studies of an Angler . Sl shelf wear to tips of spine and sl insect damage to cover.  From the library of David Scholes.  Letter of provenance signed by Scholes is included . A scarce collectors copy  -Very Good                                        $750

 

7030.   WARE, John.            Strahan and Macquarie Harbour.      1979 A facsimile copy  of the privately published original (Cir 1909). Limited to 25 copies numbered and signed by Brenden Ware, great grandson of John Ware. 18vo. Illust 84p.  Red card cover.  The commercial port of the western mineral fields; Tasmania's Eldorado: also the gem of the states for tourists and travellers, unsurpassed for scenic grandeur and as a health resort.   -Fine                                                                                                                          $40

 

3176.   WEIGALL, Philip.   .   Fishing Season,.  Exisle Publishing Wollombi 2009 Numbered limited edition of 99. 12mo illust. 196p. Leather bound.  In Fishing Season, Philip Weigall deftly captures all that makes the wonderful sport of flyfishing a passion for so many. It is a reflective and engrossing read that captures the heart and soul of this pastime that is so full of challenges and victories, disappointments and frustrations but, most of all, quiet happiness. Signed by the author. –mint                                                                 $200

3409    Another.   Exilse Publishing Wollombi 2009    D/J. Signed by the author. – Very Fine                                                                                                                                 $40

 

3362.   WEIGALL, Philip.   Fishing Sense,   Exisle Publishing Wollombi 2011 1st Edn.  Numbered limited edition of 120. 12mo illust. 196p. Leather bound.  Flyfishing, and fishing in general, is one of Australia’s – and the world’s – most popular outdoor activities.  This is a book of ‘flyfishing truths’, a collection of techniques, ideas, concepts, knowledge and equipment that, to the best of his objective observations over many decades spent with a rod in hand, honestly seem to matter when it comes to catching trout. Signed by the author. –Mint                                                                                                                         $175 

3410.   Another.  Exisle Publishing Wollombi 2011 1st edn. 12mo. illust 196p. D/j.  Signed by the author.  – Mint                                                                                                           $37 

 

5010    WIGRAM, R.H.     The Shannon Rise,   Telegraph Publications Launceston N.D. (1953).   1st Edn. 12mo 48p. soft cover   The story of Tasmania’s fishing miracle as told by the respected angler who missed only one rise in twenty five year. This fragile paperback is one of our most sought-after books.  Illustrated with black and white photographs including double page aerial photograph at centre fold. Signed by the author.  This copy of the fragile book is in very good condition.                                                                               $1250  

                       

 

 

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Mayflies the Angler and the Trout

AU$55.00
By: ARBONA, Fred Jnr.
ID No.: 44
Winchester Press Tulsa 1980, 4to Illust 188p D/J (torn). Introduction by Ernest Schweibert. Forward by Carl Richards and Fly tying instructions by Mike Lawson. A complete treatise for the fly fisherman of original material on identifying, imitating and fishing the mayfly hatches by a fisherman who is also an entomologist. - Very Good

Mayflies the Angler and the Trout

AU$55.00
ID No.: 44
Winchester Press Tulsa 1980, 4to Illust 188p D/J (torn). Introduction by Ernest Schweibert. Forward by Carl Richards and Fly tying instructions by Mike Lawson. A complete treatise for the fly fisherman of original material on identifying, imitating and fishing the mayfly hatches by a fisherman who is also an entomologist. - Very Good

Official Guide for Anglers and Tourists to Armidale and District,

AU$55.00
By: ARMIDALE AND DISTRICT ROD FISHERMENS ASSN.
ID No.: 2559.

Armidale cir 1927. 8vo Illust 40p. Pictorial board cover. Area descriptions with location and fishing information supported by maps. Seventeen b/w photographs and many adverts.  Some foxing, Small section of  rear cover missing, -Very Good   

Official Guide for Anglers and Tourists to Armidale and District,

AU$55.00
ID No.: 2559.

Armidale cir 1927. 8vo Illust 40p. Pictorial board cover. Area descriptions with location and fishing information supported by maps. Seventeen b/w photographs and many adverts.  Some foxing, Small section of  rear cover missing, -Very Good   

The Painted Stream –A River Wardens Life.

AU$25.00
By: ARMSTRONG, Robin.
ID No.: 3054
J M  Dent & Sons   London 1985 4to  Illust 160p. Foreword by Sir Michael  Horden. Richly illustrated by the author. Original green cloth binding with d/j.  A River Wardens life on two of the most beautiful small rivers in England the Tavy and Walkham.   Armstrong was a river keeper, naturalist and wildlife artist.  Charming pictures and text describing life, incidents and some of the characters like old Long John who at eighty five had never been caught poaching, of Jack 'Cracker' Smith the ageless farmer, the Brigadier, still fishing despite his failing eyesight and of Dave and George the authors colleagues with their droll observations of country life. Obliteration of an owners inscription on fep. o/w a Fine book

The Painted Stream –A River Wardens Life.

AU$25.00
ID No.: 3054
J M  Dent & Sons   London 1985 4to  Illust 160p. Foreword by Sir Michael  Horden. Richly illustrated by the author. Original green cloth binding with d/j.  A River Wardens life on two of the most beautiful small rivers in England the Tavy and Walkham.   Armstrong was a river keeper, naturalist and wildlife artist.  Charming pictures and text describing life, incidents and some of the characters like old Long John who at eighty five had never been caught poaching, of Jack 'Cracker' Smith the ageless farmer, the Brigadier, still fishing despite his failing eyesight and of Dave and George the authors colleagues with their droll observations of country life. Obliteration of an owners inscription on fep. o/w a Fine book

Practical Fly Fishing

AU$35.00
By: ARUNDO, (John Beever).
ID No.: 1950
Porcupines Barnstaple 1970, facsimile of 1869 edn, 16mo 66p. limited edn. of 350. Founded on nature and tested by the experience of nearly forty years angling in various parts of the United Kingdom, with instructions for imitating all the most useful flies, also remarks on fly rods, the best woods for them and the best way of making them. Massy Book plate.- Fine

Practical Fly Fishing

AU$35.00
ID No.: 1950
Porcupines Barnstaple 1970, facsimile of 1869 edn, 16mo 66p. limited edn. of 350. Founded on nature and tested by the experience of nearly forty years angling in various parts of the United Kingdom, with instructions for imitating all the most useful flies, also remarks on fly rods, the best woods for them and the best way of making them. Massy Book plate.- Fine

Practical Fly Fishing

AU$35.00
By: ARUNDO, (John Beever).
ID No.: 4291
Porcupine  Barnstaple 1970, facsimile of 1869 edn, 16mo 66pp. Limited edn. of 350.  Founded on nature and tested by the experience of nearly forty years in various parts of the United Kingdom, with instructions for imitating all the most useful flies, also remarks on fly rods, the best woods for them and the best way of making them. - Fine     

Practical Fly Fishing

AU$35.00
ID No.: 4291
Porcupine  Barnstaple 1970, facsimile of 1869 edn, 16mo 66pp. Limited edn. of 350.  Founded on nature and tested by the experience of nearly forty years in various parts of the United Kingdom, with instructions for imitating all the most useful flies, also remarks on fly rods, the best woods for them and the best way of making them. - Fine     
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