The latest addition to the RYA’s fishing series, RYA Sea Angler Handbook is a practical guide and the perfect companion for anyone who uses a boat to go fishing.
Author Dick McClary offers valuable advice from tackle, rods and reels; fishing techniques, and selecting the right lures and knots.
Packed with full colour illustrations and photographs throughout to complement highly informative text.
It covers every aspect of fishing from a sailing yacht underway, adrift or at anchor. Abundant photos, diagrams and illustrations make the methods and principles described in the text easy to digest. It tells you about the gear you’ll be working with, too — reels, hooks, swivels, knots and crimped connections — so you can set it all up properly by yourself. The author even gives the all-important instructions on preparing your catch for the table — after all, a cruiser’s main purpose in fishing is to eat. And if you follow the advice in this excellent introduction to reeling in your own dinner, written especially for the sailing fisherman (or is that the fishing sailor?), you stand a good chance of joining the “regular catchers” club.
Review from Caribbean Compass, December 2009