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A Fisherman's Year,

by  PARSONS, John.
ID No.: 2520.
AU$45.00

Collins Auckland, 1974, 8vo, Illust, 217pp.  E/P,  D/J.  Fishing adventures of the authors most memorable fishing outings in England and New Zealand.  'With this book, New Zealand angling literature took a great step forward' (Hammond) – Cover has angler sitting on the bank. P/C,  -Fine                                                             

The Fishing Here Is Great!,

by  MILLS, Derek.
ID No.: 1193.
AU$25.00

William Collins & Sons London, 1985, 8vo, Illust, 153pp, plus index and biblio. D/J.  A light-hearted discourse on the social history of angling as depicted on old post cards It shows that there is more to fishing than a mere contest between man and fish and that anglers are compassionate people with a sence of responsibility for their natural heritage.  - Near Mint                                                                                                       

The Best Of ‘BB”. An Anthology

by  “B.B.” (WATKINS-PITCHFORD, Denys).
ID No.: 4585.
AU$30.00

Michael Joseph London. 1983, 8vo, Illust, 289pp. D/J. This anthology, produced to celebrate the authors 80th birthday, contains extracts from all of his adult books and a few extracts from his childrens books.  From stories of wild-fowling in the far north of Britianto night fishing for carp in dark Midland pools, from his famous books about the white goose to his stories of the fantastical Little Grey Men, there is something for everyone who loves the British countryside. The extracts are accompanied by illustrations by the author.  -Fine.    

Woolly Worms and Wombats: A sidelong look at fishing down under.

by  DAWSON, Chris
ID No.: 4478.
AU$35.00

Johnson Books  Boulder, 1994.   8vo, 163pp.  soft cover. An American’s experiences flyfishing in Australia and New Zealand. "Dawson understands that there’s more to a long fishing trip than fish. There are people, places, customs, beers and in this case Kangeroos.”-John Gierach  –Fine                                                                                                                           

Lore of Trout Fishing.

by  LEE, Art
ID No.: 3391.
AU$25.00

Human Kinetics Illocrcnois. 1999. 1st Edn. 4to. Illust. 234pp.  D/J.   A special collection of lessons from the pages of Fly Fisherman  magazine.  Foreword by John Randolph. This book presents many of the finest writings by one of fly fishings most respected and recognised anglers- This collection features more than 30 years of classic essays on all aspects of fishing for trout. Supported by over 200 photographs. Ex Lib with the usual markings -Fine                                                                                                               

Fly-Fishing Pictorial,

by  SCHOLES, David and RITCHIE, Tony.
ID No.: 1936
AU$75.00

Kangaroo Press  Sydney, 1990 1st edn., oblong, 4to, Illust, 128pp. E/P, D/J.  Beautifully produced collection of nostalgic photographs of David’s favourite, some famous, fly fishing waters.  Fellow angler Tony Ritchie captured David’s pictorial story and produced a text that complements the photographs. Many of the people and places no longer exist. A delightful book. Previous owners name. -Fine                                                                                                                                           

Trout Quest,

by  SCHOLES, David.
ID No.: 3618.
AU$75.00

Lansdowne Press Melbourne, 1969 1st edn.  8vo, Illust, 215pp, D/J.   An outstanding collection of stories by this highly regarded angler, artist and author. Includes a discussion on the tools of the trade, general tactics and thoughts and reflections on the art of fly fishing mainly on rivers in Tasmania.  Displays the authors gift as a storyteller and is regarded as his best publication and is in the vogue of Skues, Haig Brown, Halford, Hills and Theodore Gordon. Illustrated with many drawings by the author.    D/J is worn, has a small section missing and rear cover has some water damage.  -Good    

Ripples, Runs and Rises,

by  SCHOLES, David.
ID No.: 3665.
AU$110.00

Kangaroo Press Sydney, 1988, oblomg 4to, Illust., 96pp, E/P, D/J, The charm and mystique of fly fishing. ” Readers will find a different a more mature approach, as if David Scholes  has reached the ultimate, although several times he that the learning of fly fishing in endless”.with Based on the style of Theodore Gordon, Scholes provides glimpses of fishing with old friends, an angling primer, some natural history and a look to the future   Previous owners signature. - Fine         

Short Casts

by  SLOANE, Robert
ID No.: 3448
AU$25.00

FlyLife Richmond,   2004, 8vo, 288pp.   Card cover.  A collection of fly fishing short stories from Australia and New Zealand. Poets, philosophers, yarn tellers, leg pullers, gear freaks, fly fanciers have all contributed to this delightful collection of fly fishing stories, gathered from the ‘Short Casts’ pages of FlyLife magazine over a ten year period. -Very Fine     

Trout Fishing - A Season on Monaro,

by  HEDGE, John.    
ID No.: 2340
AU$130.00

Abbey Publishing Co. Sydney, 1968 1st Edn., 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 33 of the 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. D/j has rubbed edges and small tear. -Very Fine.                                                  

A Fisherman's Year,

by  PARSONS, John.
ID No.: 2520.
AU$45.00

Collins Auckland, 1974, 8vo, Illust, 217pp.  E/P,  D/J.  Fishing adventures of the authors most memorable fishing outings in England and New Zealand.  'With this book, New Zealand angling literature took a great step forward' (Hammond) – Cover has angler sitting on the bank. P/C,  -Fine                                                             

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