Fishing, Shooting & Hunting Books

  • ALTGU
    • £29.79
    • RRP £30.00
    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
    • £14.39
    • RRP £17.99
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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
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    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
    • £19.99
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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.
  • 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
    • RRP £22.99
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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
    • £7.89
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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
    • RRP £65.00
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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
    • £40.00
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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.
  • BCHMG
    • £22.40
    • RRP £28.00
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    One of the most studied yet intimidating aspects of fly fishing for trout is an understanding of insect hatches. This unique book teaches fly fishers enough entomology to be successful, and instead of focusing on insect identification, it stresses learning how to approach trout, how to find where they feed, and how to present the fly so it is accepted as natural food without hesitation. It helps fly fishers catch more fish on dry flies, streamers, and nymphs, and teaches the angler more about trout than the life history of insects. Chapters include a basic overview of entomology, how trout feed, how currents affect trout, how to read the water, and how to predict hatches and find trout feeding on them. There is also a selection of flies that will imitate a myriad of insects to fool fish no matter what species they are feeding on. In addition, The Orvis Guide to Hatch Strategies debunks common myths and stresses that fly fishing for trout during hatches is enjoyable and intellectually stimulating not a chore.
  • BAGLR
    • £19.99
    • RRP £24.99
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    The Game Chef: Wild Recipes from the Great Outdoors, the companion to the TV series, features real food sourced in natural, healthy environments, cooked for enjoyment and well-being. Successful restaurateur Angelo Georgalli has created a selection of his favourite recipes that are nutritious, delicious and naturally sourced. The Game Chef features recipes for fish, pork, venison, lamb and rabbit, as well as salads, sauces, dressing, soups, stews and accompaniments. These easy-to-prepare dishes are shot in the beautiful Lake Wanaka region. They celebrate balance with nature, living off the land as much as possible, and respecting the wildlife, the vegetation, and the waterways that sustain us. The Game Chef takes a back to basics approach, with organic produce and seasonal cooking at its best.
  • BUOKV
    • £20.00
    • RRP £25.00
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    How to Catch More Salmon is about fishing according to the application of principles and practicalities that will not stop at a first salmon, but go on to catching more salmon, whether or not that is your final destination. It is not unique to fishing that a beginner can coexist with the expert and at times enjoy near-parity in terms of sporting success. But as Charles Ritz wrote in his quirky and brilliant classic, A Fly Fisher's Life: 'More than all else, I like watching other fishers, and examining their tackle. In helping beginners, I often learn as much as they do.' Whether your passion for fishing takes you globe trotting (like Ritz) or not, this book invites you along for the experience, while sharing sporting insight at all levels, including luminaries of today's on and offline media. It is an aim of the book that this melting pot will draw real results from the techniques and conclusions that emerge, in terms of fish caught and opportunities taken. Think and catch more fish is a central theme, but to enjoy the sport via more nuanced and philosophical aspects is key. Get it, teach it and share it, in the UK and Ireland but also on the rivers of Norway, Canada and Russia. Enhance the common good and turn the dream of a fishing lifetime into new reality with the rest of us.
  • BUGWI
    • £19.96
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    Devin Olsen explains how the techniques he has used to become a repeat medallist in fly fishing competitions around the world can be adapted to everyday fly fishing situations. He covers strategies, tactics, and flies for rivers, small streams, and still waters, allowing anyone to fish more successfully by applying the approaches taken by competitive anglers.
  • AWAPJ
    • £18.39
    • RRP £22.99
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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.
  • AUNZZ
    • £16.00
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    The elegant but menacing silhouette of the Luger is immediately recognisable. Nearly 2 million had been manufactured by the end of the First World War, and the gun remained in production right up until the last days of the Third Reich in 1945. Author and firearms expert John Walter has produced the most comprehensive one-volume guide to the world's most famous pistol. An engaging history, not overly complicated by technical details, this updated edition will appeal to the collectors and readers of military history alike.
  • BRYLV
    Mark Hix
    • £16.00
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    Hooked delves into the exciting fishing adventures of celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix, opening with the story of his first catch, age 8, being cooked for supper by his grandmother - the catalyst for what has become his passion. You will be regaled with tales of extraordinary fishing expeditions at home and afar, from the banks of the Dumfriesshire coast to Tuscany's Porto Ercole, with each trip ending with a feast - be it the catch of the day (if all went to plan), or something found and foraged if the need arises (always have a back-up plan). Hooked features both exotic and humble dishes such as Hot stone salmon, Barracuda & pineapple ceviche, Trout kedgeree and Mahi mahi sashimi. Weaved into the narrative are the infectious, and unexpected, joys of fishing and what it does for you. Hint: it's not necessarily about the fish. Featured locations: England Scotland Ireland Italy Florida The Bahamas South Africa Australia New Zealand
  • BXGHL
    • £16.00
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    Far from being a conventional 'how to' guide, this book is about the simple fundamental principles of fishing - a mindset for success. In other words, how to think like a fish. After starting to fish in rural England more than fifty ago, and going on to become a captor of large, wily carp in his teens, Jeremy Wade started combining angling with far-flung exploration in 1982 - a trip to northern India via Afghanistan in a plane that just weeks later was hit by a ground-to-air missile. Since then Jeremy have caught an unparalleled array of large and outlandish fish from challenging locations all over the world, originally in seat-of-the-pants solo travels and more recently in the company of a TV crew. Among the fish caught are a dozen freshwater species over the weight of 100 pounds, some of which were unknown even to anglers until recently. As these catches have come more to the public attention, many people have approached Jeremy about how they can improve their fishing results. Fishing is about deception, so it has to engage the brain. It is an exercise in problem solving, where no two sets of circumstances are exactly the same, where success is an artful blend of drawing on experience and keeping an open mind.
  • 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.