Saltwater Gamefishing - Offshore and Onshore by Peter Goadby
Saltwater Gamefishing examines all aspects of world saltwater gamefishing both onshore and offshore. Whether you are fishing for giant billfish in deep water oceans or from rocky headlands or angling for lighter gamefish in rivers and estuaries, Saltwater Gamefishing will provide you with all the necessary details of where to find them, how to fish for them and the equipment you will need. All the main species of gamefish are identified, with illustrations and maps showing world distribution.
Saltwater Gamefishing also includes information on how to rig bait, troll lures, take a leader, and handle a gaff. It provides advice on suitable rods, reels and tackle, and when and how to use it. There is also vital information on selecting an appropriate boat and dealing with charter boat crews. In addition, the rules of competitive fishing are outlined, as is their importance in world records.
Saltwater Gamefishing emphasizes the need for conservation of fish stocks and for the first time provides information on how to capture, tag and release billfish, tuna and other gamefish. Correct techniques for wiring and gaffing fish to allow for successful resuscitation of the released fish are described.
Lavishly illustrated with over 120 full color and 100 black and white photographs, Saltwater Gamefishing also includes more than 200 diagrams and illustrations to help identify species and explain technical information.
About the Author
Peter Goadby ranks among the world's leading big game anglers. A successful competitor, Peter has held world records and is renowned not only for his big game expertise but his ability to pass on his knowledge to other enthusiastic anglers. He has fished extensively in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States and has competed successfully against many of the world's best anglers in international tournaments in Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Nova Scotia and Australia. He has been appointed to overseas tournament boards, has acted as chief judge of the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament since 1970 and is an honorary member of many national fishing associations including Japan, France, Belgium and New Zealand. He is also a representative of the International Game Fish Association.
Peter Goadby is a conservationist and, with his close associate John O'Brien, is acknowledged as an initiator of, and a driving force behind, the successful trend to tag and release in Australia, Hawaii and other areas of the Pacific. In 1990 the International Game Fish Association recognized his contribution with a Conservation Award.
Peter Goadby has written extensively for fishing magazines, in particular Angler's Digest and Fishing News, and for the International Game Fish Association Annual since 1953. He is also the author of three outstanding books, the best known being Big Fish and Blue Water, now in its fifth edition.