Fishing, Shooting & Hunting Books

  • 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.
  • ACSIZ
    • £14.89
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    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
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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
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    '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
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    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
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    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
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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
    • £8.89
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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.
  • 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.
  • BRKWX
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    Now in its Third Edition, this book continues to be unique in the history of sporting literature: the first and only one ever to embark on a comprehensive survey of the gameshooting scene both as it was and as it stands today. In this new and revised edition the fascinating story is brought right up to date. Many of the shoots chosen are owned by the rich and famous, and Brian Martin here provides a rare insight into their social lives; providing fascinating comment on their own estates and on shooting generally. Before detailing the history and present sport of each estate, region by region, the author sets the scene by outlining the history of gameshooting in Britain: the changing attitude of society; how economics have played an increasingly important part; how the popular press has perpetuated an often inaccurate image, how technical developments have shaped both gunmaking and game rearing; and much more. The inter-relationship between shooting and conservation, and the important contribution of the general welfare of our flora and fauna by the overwhelming majority of shoot proprietors, are given special attention. This superb volume has become the established celebration of the gameshooting world today.
  • BCHMG
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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
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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.
  • 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
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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
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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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
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    Launi Meili
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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.
  • BRIDA
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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.
  • AAJPT
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    From renowned fishing expert Nick Fisher comes this concise and beautifully illustrated guide to fishing along British coastline. All that's needed is a beach, pier, harbour, estuary or boat. Nick covers all the basics, such as when and where to go fishing, and then profiles the sea fish that you are likely to catch (each one clearly photographed), covering their conservation status, season, habitat and method of catching. Next he gets down to the nitty gritty, with a guide to tackles, rods, reeds, rigs, knots and bait, and step-by-step advice on all the sea fishing techniques. And for once you've made your catch, there are 30 delicious recipes from River Cottage.
  • BDOYY
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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
  • ACQME
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    * Complete with over 1000 colour artworks, featuring all the significant small arms of the world From the very first handguns of the fifteenth century to modern machine guns and rifles, Small Arms Visual Encyclopedia is a highly illustrated volume that examines all the significant small arms of the world, featuring more than 1000 of the world's handguns, assault rifles, shotguns, machine guns, and other more esoteric weapons. All the famous weapons of each type are featured, such as the M-16, Colt .44 Magnum and MG42. Each featured small arm is illustrated with an excellent full-colour artwork, showing the weapon in great detail with full specifications tables that list country of origin, weights, dimensions and calibre (with all weights and measures provided in both metric and imperial). With more than 1000 outstanding colour artworks, Small Arms Encyclopedia is a comprehensive and accessible reference work that will appeal to anyone with an interest in small arms.