Once the domain of anglers with big expensive game boats, game fishing today is possible in even a trailer-boat. As a result, more and more anglers are discovering the delights of offshore fishing and catching huge fish from small boats. Armed with THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO GAME FISHING, you will know how to find, identify, hook and ultimately catch (or release) the game fish in our waters, from huge black marlin to small tuna ...and everything in between. Divided into two parts, THE COMPLETE GUIDE begins by describing in detail and revealing in photographs the characteristics and behaviour of 30 game-fish. The more knowledge you have about the habits and behaviour of the fish you are hunting, the more success you will have in finding it, enticing it to take the bait and landing it. The second half of the book covers the equipment and techniques needed to be a successful angler. From buying the right game reel and fishing line, to being shown in step-by-step photographs how to rig a trolling lure or make a wind-on leader, everything is covered for setting up a safe and successful game fishing boat.
This book is also about learning and appreciating the ocean and the miraculous life that exists below the surface. Today, game fishing is as much about tagging and releasing fish so they can be tracked for scientific research as bringing home the catch to eat. There is a chapter on photography so a record can be kept of the fish you've battled with and landed, as well as a recipe section for those fish caught for the table.