By Paul Knight
From combating 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 aware 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 validated 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 panoramic excursion 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 fantastic tales of fly fishing, as Knight describes in alluring aspect the pursuit of salmon, trout, and extra unique recreation from the Scottish Highlands to the Indian jungle. foreign in scope, and protecting every kind of fishing from open ocean to mountain move, this eclectic number of good instructed fishing tales has anything for everybody. * The publication is a compelling and exciting 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 excellent 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 right seize.
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A while later, Paul looked at his watch. ’ ‘Like my arms are falling off. ’ Steve stood beside him. ‘Look, Col, if you hand that rod over now, you’ll regret it for the rest of your life. ’ Colin blew out his cheeks. ’ Ever so slowly, Colin managed to regain line and keep it on the spool. The tarpon began to wallow on the surface now rather than jump, its tail thrashing water but not propelling it any more. Colin put more effort into pumping the rod, although whether he was pulling the fish to the boat or the boat to the fish, he wasn’t sure.
By the way, I’m perfectly alright. ’ The salmon kept fighting, harder than Atlantic salmon in a Highland River, Barbara reckoned. It took out line on long runs, then dived deeply several times and, once she thought she had it under control near the boat, it decided to tear off under the hull so that she was convinced she would lose it by chafing the line of the keel. Gradually, though, the salmon tired and the boatman was able to net it aboard. ‘Great size for smoking,’ he said. ‘You’re allowed to kill two today.
But there was one more amazing incident. While fishing in one of the bays, they noticed a commotion on another boat further out to sea. ‘Reel in, guys,’ said Steve. ’ 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.
Amazing Fishing Stories: Incredible Tales from Stream to Open Sea (Wiley Nautical) by Paul Knight