By Paul Knight
From fighting monsters from the deep, to the magic and secret of fly fishing—larger-than-life fish tales which are all true
Lifelong fisherman Paul Knight is familiar with the joys of the chase, the one-on-one conflict of patience among guy and beast that's recreation fishing. Like Hemingway, and legions of others who've verified themselves opposed to nature, writer Paul Knight has traveled to distant elements of the globe to reel in tales of epic adventures with rod and line. In Amazing Fishing Stories, he's taking readers on a wide ranging day trip from frozen Russian rivers to the wild jungles of India, detailing the heart-pounding seize of sailfish, tuna, and shark and exciting struggles with monsters from the deep.
There are great tales of fly fishing, as Knight describes in attractive element the pursuit of salmon, trout, and extra unique recreation from the Scottish Highlands to the Indian jungle. overseas in scope, and protecting every kind of fishing from open ocean to mountain circulate, this eclectic number of good instructed fishing tales has whatever for everybody. * The booklet is a compelling and unique learn that covers quite a few fishing round the world
* the writer is a number one determine between united kingdom anglers, as CEO of Salmon and Trout organization, and contributor to a variety of angling magazines, together with Gamefisher
An perfect present for the armchair fanatic and energetic fisherman, Amazing Fishing Stories is a thrilling trek around the globe, with a talented fisherman and masterful author, looking for the appropriate trap.
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The afternoon ended without a fish and John feeling rather chastened by the experience. He had cast at four beautiful trout, all over 3 pounds, but not one had been tempted to give the fly even a cursory glance. And they had spooked all too easily. ‘Right,’ said Gendall over a beer in the lodge, ‘that’s the introduction bit over. Tomorrow we’ll go after some proper fish, but you’ve got to forget your chalkstream fishing from home; I’ve done that and it’s kid’s stuff compared to this. Here you have to spot your fish and think completely natural.
As they moved closer, they saw two men in the dory stabbing at something in the water with long boat hooks. On the stern of the boat was lying what looked like a lump of fish. ’ cried Steve. ’ ‘And that’s half a tarpon on the stern,’ said Peter, looking through his binoculars. 31 P1: TIX/XYZ JWBK524-c05 P2: ABC JWBK524-Knight July 25, 2011 11:57 Printer: Yet to come AMAZING FISHING STORIES It transpired that the boat had landed an estimated 80-pound tarpon and, while the captain was trying to release it, a 12-foot lemon shark had come from nowhere and slashed it in half.
This took some while to sort out, but eventually an English-speaking Indian arrived on the other end. It was difficult to understand what he was saying, as it was extremely noisy in the background. ’ Steve shouted. ‘There is no one of that name here, Sir. This is a market stall. ’ Steve raised his eyebrows. ‘Ah, right. I was told I could contact him here. ’ There was a brief pause, and he heard a more distant voice shouting out over the marketplace for anyone who might know the good colonel. Several minutes later, a new voice came down the line and yes, he knew of Colonel Nardhu and could provide contact details.
Amazing Fishing Stories: Incredible Tales from Stream to Open Sea (Wiley Nautical) by Paul Knight