Using a unique approach to catching fish, this book should help readers outwit their prey by understanding their behaviour and learning how to predict their movements. It saves anglers hours of idleness and frustration on the river bank by following the author's tips for successful angling. The book begins by setting out in detail the principles behind detecting fish. It goes on to cover all the major coarse species - carp, barbel, pike, perch, chub and others besides - as well as the lesser-known eel and catfish. The book includes advice and practical examples on how to watch and catch fish. How is a stressed fish recognized? Where can solitary, larger female tench be found? Where do perch feed? These are just some of the many questions answered in this study into fish behaviour.
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• Examines the feeding habits and behaviour of carp, barbel, perch, pike, tench, club, roach, rudd, dace, bream and catfish
• Explains the link between waterside observation and improved catch rates
• Combines a guide to detection with invaluable advice on tackle choice and use
• Comlemented by over 200 colour photographs and detailed illustrations
Using a unique approach to catching fish, 'The Fishing Detective' will help you outwit your prey by understanding their behaviour and learning how to predict their movements and feeding patterns.
Every water, every fish caught and every event witnessed at the bankside yields clues to fish behaviour and therefore to the methods that are most likely to catch them. Author John Bailey explains how to train your eyes and mind to focus on what is happening on the surface and beneath the water, and then to draw valuable conclusions from your observations.
The book begins by setting out in detail the principles behind detecting fish. There follows a discussion on all the major coarse species – barbel, bream, carp, chub, dace, roach and tench – as well as the predators, pike and perch, and the lesser-known catfish. In concentrating on methods of observation over a wide variety of still and running waters, essential subjects such as tackle, techniques and baits are not forgotten, but simply put into context. And throughout the text, sound advice is backed up by a wealth of colour photographs and practical illustrations on how fish feed and behave.
How do you recognise a stressed fish? Where would you find solitary female tench? How do barbel behave in floods? Just some of the many questions answered in this fascinating new departure into the study of fish.
John Bailey has been an angler for some thirty-five years, hunting freshwater fish of all types and sizes in many countries around the world. One of the best-known writers in British and European angling, John has written more than twenty books on fishing and wildlife. He is currently working on a project for a television series on wildlife for young people.
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Book Description HARPERCOLLINS, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2184575