Created especially for Australian customer! This book puts more fish on your line! Want to dangle a line anywhere in Australia or New Zealand? On the way to becoming a successful angler, discover how to choose your tackle confidently, master rigs and knots, read your fishing environment, cast efficiently and take home more fish for the table ? all while * fishing with safety and sustainability in mind. * Find expert guidance ? absorb Steve Starling's insider knowledge of fishing to develop your angling skills * Build your fishing kit ? discover how to choose the right tackle for the right fish, competently and without waste * Increase your fishing knowledge ? take advantage of myriad tips about constructing effective rigs * Hone your craft ? match your bait to the fish, cast with ease and reel 'em in * Take on sustainability ? immerse yourself in the new age of fishing; catch only what you need * Prepare your catch ? improve your skills in all areas of fish preparation, from gutting to filleting with ease * Cook like a pro ? practise the art of simplicity in the kitchen to retain and release those wondrous fish flavours * Investigate ten top fishing spots ? take a trip to Steve Starling's top fishing spots in Australia and New Zealand Open the book and find: * How to target Aussie/Kiwi saltwater and freshwater fish * Techniques to rig your gear likea pro * Pointers on selecting the best baits, lures and flies * Ways to tie reliable knots ?
in all weathers and in the dark * Tips on casting all types of fishing tackle * The right way to release your fish * Ideas on how to contribute to fishing sustainability * A guide to your own style of angling: Jetty rat, estuary or ...
Steve Starling is regarded as Australasia's top communicator in the angling game today. Steve is uniquely gifted at passing on his wealth of fishing know-how to new chums and old hands alike. With this book, you can be a better angler and improve your enjoyment of this unique outdoor pastime.
Introduction. Part I: Getting to Know Fish. Chapter 1: Fishing Fundamentals. Chapter 2: Our Favourite Saltwater Fish. Chapter 3: Our Favourite Freshwater Fish. Part II: Tackling the Right Gear. Chapter 4: On a Hook and a Line. Chapter 5: Hot Rods. Chapter 6: The Reel Deal. Chapter 7: Terminal Tackle. Chapter 8: Baits, Lures and Flies. Part III: Using Your Equipment the Right Way. Chapter 9: Creating Your Fishing Kit. Chapter 10: Spooling Up. Chapter 11: Top Knots to Know. Chapter 12: Rigs That Really Work. Chapter 13: Cast Away. Chapter 14: Hooking, Playing and Landing Fish. Part IV: The New Age of Fishing. Chapter 15: Kiss or Kill? Chapter 16: Cleaning, Preparing and Cooking Your Catch. Chapter 17: Fishing for the Future. Part V: What Kind of Angler Are You? Chapter 18: Specialise or Speculate? Chapter 19: Surf Casters and Rock Hoppers. Chapter 20: Jetty Rats. Chapter 21: Estuary Anglers. Chapter 22: Deep-Sea Anglers. Chapter 23: Freshwater Fanatics. Chapter 24: Fly Floggers. Chapter 25: Ahoy, Captain! Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 26: The Ten Best Fishing Websites. Chapter 27: My Ten Favourite Australian Fishing Spots. Chapter 28: My Ten Favourite New Zealand Fishing Spots. Chapter 29: Ten Things No-One Ever Tells You about Fishing. Glossary. Index.