My favorite books about fishing


Not all anglers wake up one morning and realize they’ve learned all they needed to know about angling. If you need a bit of help and have nothing against spending several hours in the company of a good book, I’m here to give you a hand. I’ve put together some suggestions which might be able to assist you in finding a nice book for what you have in mind. Of course, many of these are destined for beginners.

Consuming fish is a great way of integrating amazing nutrients such as Omega 3 and 6 into your diet, so if you want to eat the fish you’ve caught, be sure to do so. Just make sure you have a valid fishing license to avoid breaking the law. Without further ado, you should check out these suggestions if you’re in the market for a new fishing book.

Before I go on to the recommendations, however, I would like to tell you how to get free books about fishing. You can either stay tuned to the offers made available on Amazon or get in touch with the author him or herself. Often times, they’ll be active on Twitter, for example, so you could ask them to send you an electronic copy of their book.

The Hungry Ocean by Linda Greenlaw

Greenlaw shares with her readers some of the most exciting times when she was fishing for swordfish in the Grand Banks. While it might be less of a recommended read for someone who wants to learn as much as they can about angling, in general, I had to suggest this book because it is packed with the experiences of a woman who is an excellent swordboat captain in spite of her gender. It’s common knowledge that fishing is a male-dominated sport, so that’s why I suggested this read.


The Total Fishing Manual by Joe Cermele

If what you’re in need of is more of an essential guide to fishing and the many techniques one can employ to get the trophy fish they have been dreaming of all of their life, The Total Fishing Manual is what you’re after. It’s well-illustrated and perfectly designed, which is why it speaks to the needs of complete rookies and advanced anglers alike.

It’s filled with information on choosing the right gear and tackle, and it covers about three hundred things about angling in the United States. From lures to strategies, you have everything you likely need between these covers.

The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton

Believe it or not, this book has been in print for the past three hundred years. It might not be what you expect, which is to say that it is not a manual per se. However, it does address the fisher’s need to be in tune with nature and what it means for fishing to be a sport. Unfortunately, there aren’t any modern editions that are easy to read, so if you choose this book, you’ll undoubtedly have to deal with the archaic language.



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