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Angus and Robertson Sydney, 1980 4th Revised Edn. 8vo, Illust 334pp.   Saltwater gamefishing and sportfishing in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, New Cal,edonia, Tonga, the Cook Islands, the Marshalls and Marianas and Papua New Guinea.  Describes over 40 species of gamefish and the techniques to catch them. Illustrated with over 250 photographs and colour plates. Foreword by C. M. Cooke 111.   Sl Foxing.  - Very Good

Angus and Robertson    Sydney 1991 1st edn. 4to, Illust. 342pp.  D/J.    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. Includes information on how to rig bait, troll lures, take a leader and handle a gaff. Illustrated by120 full colour and 100 b/w photographs, 200 diagrams, maps and illustrations. Foreword by Peter Fithian Trustee International Game Fishing Association. Receipt and previous owners stamp on prelim page. Sl shelf wear.  -Fine                                 

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Angus and Robertson   Sydney 1996, 4to, Illust, 208pp, 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 

Angus and Robertson Sydney, 1975, 3rd Revised Edn. 8vo, Illust, 334pp,  D/J,   Saltwater gamefishing and sportfishing in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Describes over 40 species of gamefish and the techniques to catch them. Illustrated with over 250 photographs and colour plates.  - Fine

Angus and Robertson Sydney, 1980, 4th Revised Edn. 8vo, Illust, 334pp, Saltwater gamefishing and sportfishing in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.   over 40 species of gamefish and the techniques to catch them. Illustrated with over 250 photographs and colour plates. Previous owners name stamp on fep.  -Fine    

Published privately by the author   Peebles 1989, 8vo. Illust. 226pp, soft cover.   A reference book of old English tackle and accessories supplemented by data and historical facts. An interesting compendium of old ads, patent drawings and illustrations from fishing tackle catalogues, principally Hardy’s and Alcock’s. The entries are arranged systematically so as to illustrate the historical development of reels, tackle and accessories.  Illustrated with many early engravings and b/w photographs.  - Mint  

Published privately by the compiler Peebles 1990 reprint, 8vo Illust 275p. Brown Cloth Cover. Describes the most interesting English fishing tackle patents between 1850 and 1950 - Mint

MacDonald Publishers Edinburgh. 1982. 8vo. Illust. 208pp. plus adverts. Brown leaterette cover. Hardy's were inventive in design, accurate in engineering, and quietly irresistible in publicity. Almost every year they produced a catalogue, showing off their wares to the world’s fishermen. This is a collection of the best pages from 1886 to 1954. signed by WT Hardy and author. Very Fine

Mitchell Beazley. London 1998. 4to, Illust. 240pp.   D/J.   A comprehensive book on the fresh and saltwater fly fishing. It includes not only the profiles of the fish, but explains the holistic nature of fly fishing, highlighting the link between the fish and their food, the importance of understanding the environments that both inhabit, and the behaviour of the fish and their prey.  There is extensive explanation of the popular species of fish and the various techniques of fly fishing.   Contributions by forty-six of the worlds best known anglers impart the essence of fly fishing skills.  Features 40 of the great fly fishing areas of the world.  Many colour photographs including and over 100 photographs of the most useful fly patterns.  –Fine     

Harper & Roe New York.  1966, 8vo. Illust. 264pp. D/J.  Brown cloth binding. Popular US book by Outdoor Life  that describes the species of fish, the equipment and tackle and techniques for finding and catching the bass. It covers the fish, habits ,habitat, reading the water , finding the fish, lunkers, lures and baits, D/j has some rubbing,  -Fine                                                                                           

Angus and Robertson Sydney, 1980 4th Revised Edn. 8vo, Illust 334pp.   Saltwater gamefishing and sportfishing in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, New Cal,edonia, Tonga, the Cook Islands, the Marshalls and Marianas and Papua New Guinea.  Describes over 40 species of gamefish and the techniques to catch them. Illustrated with over 250 photographs and colour plates. Foreword by C. M. Cooke 111.   Sl Foxing.  - Very Good

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