Fishing, Shooting & Hunting Books

  • ALTGU
    • £29.89
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    This beautifully produced large-format journal is ideal for both game shooting and fishing records and has ample space for date, location, guns/rods, bag, and comments. Illustrated with Rodger McPhail's color paintings of game and fish species, with full-color endpapers and a ribbon marker, this all-new design makes a fine keepsake.
  • ABMMB
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    Reel in the complete guide to every aspect of fishing. "The Complete Fishing Manual" is the definitive guide to fishing covering everything from strategies and techniques, to choosing bait, tackle and equipment. Whether you're beach-fishing for sharks or fly-fishing in the rivers of England, advice on anatomy, behaviour and habitat and detailed photography on every technique will mean that no fish is safe from you! And for those who want to cast their net further? "The Complete Fishing Manual" gives you an amazing insight into the world's best fishing destinations, and the once-in-a-lifetime species that you can find there. Inspiring novices and experienced fishermen and women alike, "The Complete Fishing Manual" is an invaluable resource for any keen angler.
  • AAWPM
    • £16.89
    • RRP £16.99
    This comprehensive guide to the very latest techniques for catching carp is written by fishing gurus Andy Little, Ian 'Chilly' Chillcott, Ken Townley and a team of experts from Fox International, the best regarded manufacturer of fishing tackle in Europe. Packed with accessible guidance and information, here is all you need to know about the rigs, tackle and tactics that pave the way to success every time. As well as rigs - from stiff, hinged, helicopter, lead core and pop-up - the book assesses the pros and cons of using backleads, plus modern braids, PVA in all its forms, useful knots and crimping, spodding and baits. All the rigs and ideas are presented in a concise step-by-step format and the sequences are fully illustrated with colour photography. The book adds up to the only reference guide to modern carp fishing any keen angler will need.
  • ACSIZ
    • £14.89
    • RRP £14.99
    Jeremy Paxman has created the perfect literary catch for fellow angling enthusiasts in this rich and varied anthology. Ten thoroughly entertaining themed chapters include 'Ones That Got Away', 'Ones That Didn't Get Away' and 'Fish That Bit Back'. Each is introduced by Paxman's own sharp, humorous observations and features both contemporary and historical writing about fishing in prose and verse, covering everything from tench tickling to piranha attacks. Some pieces are well known favourites, others are obscure, every one is a delight. 'A superb compilation because it roams from carp to cod, trout to tarpon and does not regurgitate the same old clippings. Paxman has clearly read widely and wisely in putting this together ...probably the definitive anthology of angling writing' - Keith Elliott, "Independent on Sunday".
  • AAWPO
    • £18.79
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    This comprehensive instructional guide to the very latest techniques for sea angling is written by leading international sea angler Alan Yates and a team of experts from Fox International, the best regarded manufacturer of fishing tackle in Europe. Packed with the latest facts, accessible guidance and information, this guide will hope both novices and the most experienced of sea anglers to improve their techniques and their catch rates. Whether you fish from the beach, rocks, pier or in the surf, here is everything you need to know about tactics, tackle, rigs, species and baits. Presented in full colour, with step-by-step diagrams, professional photography and colour illustrations, this book adds up to the only reference guide to modern sea fishing any angler will need.
  • ALTGV
    • £24.89
    • RRP £25.00
    A fascinating and comprehensive book on the history of gamekeeping from the late seventeenth century until the present time, offering unique insight and an accurate record of gamekeeping in times past. Aimed at gamekeepers, sportsmen, shooters, and anyone with an interest in country life or countryside history. Includes snippets from tape recordings of gamekeepers' testimonies, contemporary newspaper clippings, and extracts from historic documents. Beautifully illustrated throughout.
  • ADBZW
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
    'Though most of my life seems to have been spent on the banks of lakes and rivers, I have always been drawn to the sea'. Through twenty-two casts, Britain's best-known freshwater fisherman quits land in favour of the sea. There, he discovers the many pleasures of the coast: wild shores, unpredictable waves, the violent collision of the elements, and, of course, fish that glisten and dart beneath a never-still surface. From childhood remembrances of saltwater escapades to more recent discoveries, Chris Yates brings the sea and its many wonders to scintillating life.
  • AFPDG
    • £14.89
    • RRP £14.99
    This is a comprehensive how-to manual on tackle, techniques and locations, shown step by step in over 1200 pictures. It features over 1200 photographs and illustrations, including step-by-step instructional sequences throughout. It covers all the major species of fish, and gives information on their habitat and location, feeding habits and how to identify them. It includes details of the best lures and baits to use, with guidance for every level of angler, and clear, step-by-step instruction on tying flies. It offers expert advice on where to fish, what to fish for, the best fishing techniques for all kinds of species, and locations and tips on reading all types of water. Angling is one of the most popular sports around the world, giving thousands of hours of pleasure to fishermen and women of all ages and levels. Here is extensive expert advice on the best fishing techniques and locations, and how to select rods, reels, lines, flies and plugs as well as clothes and accessories for all situations. The various skills involved in freshwater, saltwater and game fishing are covered in detail, with diagrams and explanations of different techniques. The book includes an in-depth visual guide to the major species the angler is likely to encounter, with advice on recognition, size potential and feeding habits, together with professional tips of the trade on how to catch each type.
  • APCBV
    • £24.89
    • RRP £25.00
    A fascinating and comprehensive book on the history of shooting from the inception of the sport in the sixteenth century to the present day. Covering all aspects of the history of shooting it not only contains a large selection of historic illustrations depicting shooting in all its forms but also draws on diaries, game books and personal testimonies from sportsmen and gamekeepers collected by the author.It provides a unique insight into the sport of shooting, readily accessible to members of the country sports fraternity and the layman alike. Written in order to provide an accurate record of shooting in times past, it is something often neglected by other authors who have focused on great shoots, top shots and big bags rather than giving balanced overview of the sport in bygone days based on surviving diaries, newspaper articles and other relevant historical documents.
  • AJRAI
    • £21.89
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    Carp fishing is the biggest growth area in European coarse fishing. Specimen carping is a specialist approach that sees dedicated anglers going in search of the biggest carp to inhabit lakes, rivers and canals. Once considered a niche area, the popularity of carp fishing has grown - and continues to grow. Presented in full colour throughout, with clear step-by-step photography, this Haynes Manual will give readers all the information they need about rigs, tackle and techniques.
  • AKAQE
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    Actor and passionate fisherman Robson Green is on a mission to discover the weird, the wonderful and the way-off-limits that the angling world has to offer. Working alongside some of the finest in their field, his exhilarating adventure series Extreme Fishing with Robson Green takes him to the greatest fishing destinations ever seen; chasing the most elusive and terrifying creatures on the planet, learning new tricks, hearing old stories and eating pretty much everything he catches. From ice fishing in Siberia, mining eggs on the side of an active volcano in Papua New Guinea and struggling with the Mekong Giant Catfish in Thailand, to surviving a Force 10 hurricane on a Canadian trawler, catching a thirty-pound King Salmon in Patagonia and dancing the Salsa in Havana, this is an extraordinary modern-day fishing odyssey with tales of victory, defeat, struggle and joy. Complete with exclusive off-camera capers, top locations and best and worst catches, this laugh-out-loud adventure is jam-packed full of facts, fishing tips and, most importantly, fun.
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    Eric Joly
    • £52.00
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    A hunting gun of true quality holds a place of honor in the world of sporting equipment. Hunting: Legendary Rifles combines the thrill of the hunt with the arms rich past, from creation and refinement of each rifle to exhilarating examples of its use. A brand-by-brand catalog completes the account, offering specifications and detailed illustrations. This book s thorough approach expertly details the story of its rifles, revealing to readers the grand and fascinating world of hunting."
  • BHBYM
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    Bird decoys were used for hunting in North America until the advent of hunting regulations in the early twentieth century, when decoys started to be prized and collected as masterpieces of American folk art. This handsome book is the first examination of the historic and unparalleled decoy collection at Shelburne Museum. Featuring new photography of 250 of the museum s most important and artistically carved decoys, it includes examples made by the most respected American carvers: Charles Osgood, Lem and Steve Ward, John Blair, Bill Bowman, Nathan Cobb, Jr., Lee Dudley, James Holly, Jr., Nathan Horner, Albert Laing, Joseph Lincoln, A. Elmer Crowell, and Charles Shang Wheeler. The story of the collection begins with Joel Barber, the pioneer decoy enthusiast and New York architect, artist, and carver, whose gift of 400 superior examples established the collection in 1952. Several essays provide groundbreaking scholarship on the origins, construction, and attribution of bird decoys, imparting critical advancements to our modern understanding of this revered tradition.
  • AWAPJ
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    The Fly Fishing Manual will give anyone the tools they need to succeed in the wonderful art of fly fishing. It will be laid out in such a manner so that it caters for everyone, from the raw beginner through to intermediate, and possibly even to those who think they know it all.
  • AVHNK
    • £16.00
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    The ABC of Fishing, compiled and edited by the late celebrated sporting journalist Colin Willock, should prove to be the answer to every fisherman's - and would be fisherman's - dream. Here is detailed information about every type of fish likely to be found in British waters - and, of course, advice on how to catch them. Regarded as the classic guide to the sport of hook and line, The ABC of Fishing gives a thoroughly delightful perspective on the art of angling. This edition contains sections on coarse fishing, game fishing and sea fishing, plus instruction on how to use all of the equipment that goes along with the process. Easy to use and a delight to read, this volume will prove invaluable to the beginner and expert angler alike.
  • BSAIA
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    This is a book about a man's relationship with hawks, and his self-education as a falconer, and about his discovery that despite his Asperger's Syndrome, which hampers his normal social interactions, he can forge a loving bond with the young son he thought he had lost. He rediscovers his full humanity through his commitment to the training of falcons and his love of the natural world. Ben Crane writes with uncanny accuracy and lyrical precision about the intricacies of birds' behaviour and their instincts. He has a ruthless eye for the minute details of natural processes - of plumage, the patterns of flight, of killing, death and decay. He's as clear-eyed about himself and his detachment from ordinary human society as he is about the flight of peregrines and goshawks. Here is nature writing at its very best, interwoven with an affecting human story and an account of how a man mastered the ancient craft of falconry.
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    Launi Meili
    • £15.19
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    This book lets you master technique, improve accuracy, and achieve competitive excellence. In "Rifle: Steps to Success", Olympic gold medalist, world record holder, and respected coach Launi Meili shares the training secrets used by the top shooters in the sport. "Rifle: Steps to Success" covers every aspect of the sport such as equipment selection and fitting, safe shooting guidelines, proven techniques for improved accuracy in the prone, standing, kneeling, and sitting positions, mental and physical training, sooting drills to increase all-around consistency; practice, prematch, and competitive routines. As part of the "Steps to Success Series" - with more than 1.5 million copies sold - "Rifle: Steps to Success" will help you hit your mark every time.
  • BSVDA
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    The most RJ Young knew about guns was that they could get him killed. Until, recently married to a white woman and in desperate need of a way to relate to his gun-loving father-in-law, Charles, Young does the unimaginable: he accepts Charles's gift of a Glock. Despite, or because of, the racial rage and fear he experiences among white gun owners ("Ain't you supposed to be shooting a basketball?"), Young determines to get good, really good, with a gun. Let It Bang is the compelling story of the author's unexpected obsession - he eventually becomes an NRA-certified pistol instructor - and of his deep dive into the heart of America's gun culture: what he sees as the domino effect of white fear, white violence, black fear, rinse, repeat. Young's original reporting on shadow industries like US Law Shield, which insures and defends people who report having shot someone in self-defense, and on the newly formed National African American Gun Association, gives powerful insight into the dynamic. Through indelible profiles, Young brings us up to the current rocketing rise in gun ownership among black Americans, most notably women. Let It Bang is an utterly original look at American gun culture from the inside, and from the other side - and, most movingly, the story of a young black man's hard-won non-violent path to self-protection.
  • BRZRS
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    On these rain-swept islands in the North Atlantic man and fish go back a long way. Fish are woven through the fabric of the country's history: we depend on them - for food, for livelihood and for fun - and now their fate depends on us in a relationship which has become more complex, passionate and precarious in the sophisticated 21st Century. In Silver Shoals Charles Rangeley-Wilson travels north, south, east and west through the British Isles tracing the histories, living and past, of our most iconic fish - cod, carp, eels, salmon and herring - and of the fishermen who catch them and care for them. In the company of trawlermen, longshoremen, conservationists and anglers Charles goes to sea in a trawler, whiles away hot afternoons setting eel nets, tries to bag his first elusive carp and drifts for herring on Guy Fawkes night as fireworks starburst the sky. Underscoring this journey is a fascinating historical exploration of these creatures that have shaped our island story. We learn how abundant and valued these fish were centuries before our current crisis of over-fishing: we learn how eels built our monasteries, how cod sank the Spanish Armada, how fish and chips helped us through two World Wars. Of course there is a deeper environmental dimension to the story, but Charles' optimistic perspective is this: no one is more invested in fish than the fishermen whose lives depend on them. If we can find a way to harness that passion then the future of fish and fishermen in Britain could be as extraordinary as its past.
  • BDBZU
    • £71.25
    • RRP £75.00
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    * The bestselling Purdey Gun and Rifle Maker has been updated* The definitive history of James Purdey & Sons, a British gunmaker universally respected and renowned as makers of fine quality guns* Appendices cover the serial numbers to assist with dating guns, as well as production figures to show their rarity* Beautifully illustrated throughout with color plates and black and white plates and drawings* Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT
  • BRIDA
    • £14.39
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    "Craig Raleigh puts hunting into modern perspective, combining higher sensibilities and his firsthand insight into the hunting world to gently illuminate a part of human nature that was, and still is, among the purest of human endeavors." -Jim Shockey, award-winning writer and host of Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures and Uncharted A thoughtful appreciation of hunting and a celebration of the outdoors that illuminates the hunter's psyche, role, and influence on our culture. "As we began to set foot in the outdoors we didn't expect to learn something beyond where the deer were running or where the ducks were flying. Once we realized what these creatures really wanted, it was the opening of truth for us as hunters." A long-time hunter and fisherman and senior writer at Wide Open Spaces, Craig Raleigh has spent most of the last forty-five years of his life trying to find that elusive Holy Grail of hunting, that unimagined outdoor reality where one's training, instinct, and experience converge into extraordinary bliss and accomplishment. He is the first to admit, that this does not entail the capture of a deer or an ever-evasive pheasant. It is the freedom to give back to the outdoors as much as one takes from it. For hunters, a life lived in the outdoors is massively rewarding and offers non-stop pleasures. It comes with the love of camaraderie, choice, and reward, and provides a deep appreciation for the nature world. The Hunter's Way is his meditative and philosophical journey into the soul of a hunter. Divided into four parts that mirror the hunting experience-the background, the preparation, the hunt, and the harvest-it addresses the paradox of hunting as conservationism, ruminates on the failures and successes of hunting as sport and as a way of life, and reveals how hunting influences our society. As Raleigh explains, the hunt is so much more than the kill. Most often, the hunter leaves the woods and fields empty-handed. Rather, the beauty of hunting is in the experience itself. As a hunter, you are constantly looking for clues. Yet in nature, signs are changeable, confusing, and never the same the second time. A captivating synthesis of On Trails, Norwegian Wood, and Shop Class as Soulcraft, The Hunter's Way is a literary reflection and love letter to the value of hunting as both sport and way of life.
  • BDOYY
    • £13.59
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    Fishing For Dummies, UK Edition, provides you with a thorough introduction to all types of fishing - sea fishing, game fishing, and coarse fishing. This authoritative covers everything you need to know about this fantastic sport, including instruction on: * Identifying the key species of fish found within and off the coasts of the British Isles * Selecting the right rods, reels, line, and tackle * Mastering casting techniques * Tying knots like a seasoned angler * Hooking and landing fish with ease
  • BQWBA
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    Varmints and predators offer many fun and affordable ways for sportsmen to enjoy the shooting sports and almost year-round hunting opportunities. In an age of escalating costs and more difficult access to quality big-game licenses and hunting properties, varmint hunting keeps hunters and shooters engaged in their favorite pastimes. From small ground squirrels and prairie dogs to potentially lucrative coyotes and bobcats, and freezer-filling wild hogs, nowhere else can the firearms enthusiast receive so much shooting opportunity. The Predator and Varmint Hunter's Guidebook will teach readers about the many different species of varmints and predators available to hunt around the country, in addition to the best tactics, rifles, optics and ammunition to employ for hunting success. This book is filled with in-depth discussion and insights into specific varmint hunting topics such as the best rimfire and centerfire cartridges to use, handloading ammunition to your own high-performance needs, how to become an expert long-range marksman, and the best hanguns, rifles, optics and other gear for varmint hunters. FEATURES Foreword written by "Predator Nation" TV show host Fred Eichler. Equipment directory featuring the latest and greatest varmint hunting gear. Overview of the many species of varmints and predators available to hunters in North America. Explanation of successful hunting tactics. In-depth discussion of the best cartridges for this type of hunting, as well as detailed descriptions of handloading your own high-performance hunting ammunition. Expert advice on how to become a more proficient marksman at long ranges. Insights into the different types of rifles, handguns and optics used for varmint hunting, including the use of suppressors and airguns.
  • BUIRI
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    The deadliest animal of all time meets the world's most legendary hunter in a classic battle between man and wild. But this pulse-pounding narrative is also a nuanced story of how colonialism and environmental destruction upset the natural order, placing man, tiger and nature on a collision course. In Champawat, India, circa 1900, a Bengal tigress was wounded by a poacher in the forests of the Himalayan foothills. Unable to hunt her usual prey, the tiger began stalking and eating an easier food source: human beings. Between 1900 and 1907, the Champawat Man-Eater, as she became known, emerged as the most prolific serial killer of human beings the world has ever known, claiming an astonishing 436 lives. Desperate for help, authorities appealed to renowned local hunter Jim Corbett, an Indian-born Brit of Irish descent, who was intimately familiar with the Champawat forest. Corbett, who would later earn fame and devote the latter part of his life to saving the Bengal tiger and its habitat, sprang into action. Like a detective on the tail of a serial killer, he tracked the tiger's movements, as the tiger began to hunt him in return. This was the beginning of Corbett's life-long love of tigers, though his first encounter with the Champawat Tiger would be her last.