Fishing Books


My Top Ten

  1. Ladle, M. & Vaughan, A., Hooked on Bass. Crowood
  2. Darling, J., Bass Fishing on Shore and Sea. Crowood
  3. Harris, B., The Guinness Guide to Saltwater Angling. Guinness
  4. Ladle, M., Casey, H. & Gledhill, T., Operation Sea Angler. A&C Black
  5. Weaver, M., The Pursuit of Wild Trout. Merlin Unwin
  6. Darling, J., Shore Fishing. Ward Lock
  7. Gierach, J., Death, Taxes & Leaky Waders. Robinson
  8. Gammon, C., I Know a Good Place. Swan Hill
  9. Stoker, H., Sea Angling Hotspots. Hale
  10. Stoker, H. (ed.), Sea Angling with the Specimen Hunters. Benn

The List

Aflalo, F., Sea & Coast Fishing.
Grant Richards
Arnov, B., Fish Florida Saltwater. Gulf Publishing
Atkinson, R., Distant Waters.
Random House
Bagenal, T., The Observer's book of Sea Fishes. Warne
Bates, J., Fishing. Dutton
Batten, D., An Introduction to Carp Fishing. Crowood
Baverstock, L., Brook Trout: How To Catch Them. Herbert Jenkins
Baverstock, L., River Fly-Fishing.
Herbert Jenkins
Bennett, D., Secrets of Striped Bass Fishing. Hancock House
Bickerdyke, J., Angling In Salt Water. The Bazaar, Exchange & Mart
Bingham, C., Sea Trout. Swan Hill

Bingham, C., The Game Fishing Year. Batsford
Bingham, C., The River Test. Witherby
Bondorew, R., Stripers and Streamers. Frank Amato
Brennan, D., Bass. Osprey
Brennan, D., Mullet. Osprey

Brennan, D., The Sea Angler Afloat and Ashore. A & C Black
Breton, B. & Droulhiole, M., Dictionnaire de la PÍche et de l'Eau. Ouest France
Brown, D., Fly Fishing for Bonefish. The Lyons Press
Bucknall, G., Fly Tying for Beginners. Benn
Bucknall, G., The Bright Stream of Memory. Swan Hill Press
Bucknall, G., To Meet the First March Brown.
Swan Hill Press
Buller, F. & Falkus, H., Freshwater Fishing. Macdonald and Jane's
Burnley, E., Surf Fishing the Atlantic Coast. Stackpole
Cairncross, M. & Dawson, J., Trout Fly Fishing.
Swan Hill Press

Cairncross, M., Dawson, J. & Ogbourne, C., Success with Trout. David & Charles
Campbell, A., The Seashore and Shallow Seas of Britain and Europe. Hamlyn
Cazeils, N. & Doron, J-P., Toutes les PÍches en Mer. Ouest France
Cazeils, N. & Guillou, J-L., Les PÍches du Bar. Ouest France
Cazeils, N. & Guillou, J-L., Tous les bas de ligne pour la pÍches du bord de mer. Ouest France
Church
, R., Bob Church's Guide to Trout Flies. Crowood

Church, R., Reservior Trout Fishing. A&C Black
Church
, R. & Gathercole, P., Fly Fishing for Trout. Crowood
Clark, C., New Angler's Mail Guide to Sea Fishing. Hamlyn
Clarke, B., The Pursuit of Stillwater Trout. A & C Black

Clarke, B., On Fishing. Collins
Clarke, B. & Goddard, J., The Trout and the Fly. Nick Lyons Books

Clapham, R., Fishing for Sea Trout in Tidal Water. Oliver and Boyd
Cochran, G., Florida's Fabulous Fishes. World Publications

Cockwill, P., Big Trout Fishing. Hamlyn
Cockwill, P., Trout from Small Stillwaters. Boxtree
Collyer, D., Fly-Dressing. David & Charles
Collyer, D., Fly-Dressing II.
David & Charles
Cove, A., My Way with Trout. Crowood

Crawford, L., Trout Talk. Swan Hill

Crawford, L., Scotlandís Classic Wild Trout Waters. Swan Hill

Currie, W., The Guinness Book of Game Fishing. Guinness

Currie, W., Trout, Sea Trout and Salmon Fishing. Collins
Daignault, F., Striper Surf. Globe Pequot
Darling, J., Bass Fishing on Shore and Sea. Crowood

Darling, J., Shore Fishing. Ward Lock
Davis, J., Spinner Fishing for Steelhead, Salmon and Trout. Frank Amato Publications
DiBenedetto, D., On The Run. Perennial Currents
Dunaway, V., Sport Fish of Florida.
FS Books

Dutton, T., Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing. Faber

England, J., Black Gnat. Caxton
Eussen, D., Barramundi and Tropical Freshwater Sportfishes.
Kangaroo
Falkus, H., Salmon Fishing. Witherby

Falkus, H., Sea Trout Fishing. Witherby
Farson, N., Going Fishing. White Lion
Fethney, J., Mackerel: How to Catch Them. Herbert Jenkins
Fickling, N., In Pursuit of Predatory Fish. Beekay

Fitton, N., In Search of Wild Trout. Ward Lock
Fitzgerald, f-Stop.
(text by K. Wapner), Secrets of the Saltwater Fly. Bulfinch
Flick, A., Art Flick's Master Fly-Tying Guide. Crown
Forbes, D., Rough River and Small Stream Fishing. Cassell
Forsberg, R., Sea Angling From The Shore. David & Charles
Foster, F., Fred Foster's Swing Tipping.
Cassell
Furzer, B., Trout Fishing. Ward Lock
Gammon, C., Hook, Line & Spinner. Heinemann

Gammon, C., I Know a Good Place. Swan Hill
Gammon, C., Sea Fishing. Pelham
Gammon, C., Sea Trout. Osprey

Gammon, C., Shore Fishing. MacGibbon & Kee

Gammon, C., The Fisherman's Fireside Book. Heinemann
Gammon, C. (ed.), Wales Angling Guide. Wales Tourist Board
Garrad, J. ("Seangler"), Flatfish: How To Catch Them. Herbert Jenkins
Garrad, J. ("Seangler"), Sea Angling with the Baited Spoon. Herbert Jenkins
Gathercole, P., The Handbook of Fly Tying. Crowood

Gathercole, P., The Practical Guide to Game Fishing. Southwater

Gibson, B. (ed), Inshore Salt Water Fishing. Creative Publishing International
Gierach, J., Another Lousy Day in Paradise. Excellent Press

Gierach, J., At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman. Simon and Schuster
Gierach, J., Dances with Trout. Simon & Schuster
Gierach, J., Fishing Bamboo. The Lyons Press
Gierach, J., Fly Fishing Small Streams.
Stackpole Books
Gierach, J., Flyfishing the High Country. Pruett

Gierach, J., Good Flies. The Lyons Press
Gierach, J., Death, Taxes & Leaky Waders. Robinson
Gierach, J., Sex, Death and Fly-Fishing.
Simon and Schuster

Gierach, J., Standing in a River Waving a Stick. Simon and Schuster
Gierach, J., Still Life with Brook Trout. Simon and Schuster

Gierach, J., The View from Rat Lake. Simon and Schuster

Gierach, J., Trout Bum. Pruett

Gierach, J., Where the Trout are all as Long as your Leg. Simon and Schuster

Gierach, J., Fool's Paradise. Simon and Schuster
Gilbey, H., Adventure Fishing. Dorling Kindersley

Giles, N., The Nature of Trout. Perca Press

Gillespie, I., Cod. Osprey
Gledhill, R., Cod Fishing. Barrie & Jenkins
Goddard, J., John Goddard's Trout Fishing Techniques. Lyons & Burford
Goddard, J., John Goddard's Waterside Guide. Coch-y-Bonddu Books

Goddard, J., The Super Flies of Stillwater. Benn

Goddard, J., Trout Flies of Britain and Europe. Black

Goddard, J., Trout Flies of Stillwater. A&C Black

Goddard, J., Trout Fly Recognition. A&C Black

Goddard, J. & Clarke, B., Understanding Trout Behavior. The Lyons Press

Gray, L. ("Lemon Grey"), Torridge Fishery. Nicholas Kaye
Green, L., The Challenge of Light Tackle. Blandford

Green, L., The Challenge of Shore Angling. Ward Lock
Greenhalgh, M. (ed.), The Complete book of Fly-Fishing.
Mitchell Beazley
Greenhalgh, M. & Ovenden, D., The Complete Fly-Fisher's Handbook. Dorling Kindersley
Grey, Viscount Grey of Falloden, Fly Fishing. Dent
Guillou, J-L., Ripault, F. & Cazeils, N., Le Lancer et les Leurres. La PÍche ŗ la Mouche en Mer. Ouest France
Hammond, B., Halcyon Days. Swan Hill
Hanley, K., Ken Hanley's Fly Fishing Afoot in the Surf Zone. Frank Amato Publications
Harris, B., The Guinness Guide to Saltwater Angling. Guinness
Harris, C. & Harris S., Encyclopedia of Lures. Crowood
Harris, G. & Morgan M., Successful Sea Trout Angling. Blandford
Harris, J., An Angler's Entomology. Collins
Hills, J., A Summer on the Test. Andre Deutsch,
Holcombe, F., Modern Sea Angling. Warne
Holcombe, F., Sea Fishing Simplified. Milward & Sons

Holden, J., Beach Fishing. Crowood
Holden, J., Catch More Cod. Ocean Publishing

Holden, J., Shorefishing. Faber

Holden, J., The Beach Fisherman's Compendium. Crowood
Holden, J., The Beach Fisherman's Tackle Guide. Crowood

Holiday, F., Sea Trout: How to Catch Them. Herbert Jenkins

Holiday, F., River-Fishing for Sea-Trout. Herbert Jenkins

Housby, T., An Introduction to Sea Fishing. Crowood
Housby, T., Big Fish.
Gentry Books
Housby, T., Rock Fishing. Herbert Jenkins
Housby, T., Successful Sea Angling.
Blandford

Housby, T., Trout Fishing. Blandford
Ivens, T., Still Water Fly-Fishing.
Andre Deutsch
Jardine, C., Small Water Trout Fishing. Batsford
Jarrams, P., Sea Trout Run. Black
Jaworowski, E., The Cast. Swan Hill
Karas, N., The Striped Bass. Lyons & Burford
Kelley, D., Forty Anglers. Merlin
Kelley, D., Life With Bass. D. F. Kelley

Kennedy, M., Salt-Water Angling. Hutchinson
Kennedy, M., The Sea Angler's Fishes. Hutchinson
Kerry, P., Long Range Casting and Fishing Techniques.
Beekay

Kingsmill Moore, T., A Man May Fish. Colin Smythe
Kite, O., Nymph Fishing in Practice. Swan Hill

Kreh, L., Advanced Fly Fishing Techniques. Delta
Kreh, L., Fly Fishing in Salt Water. The Lyons Press
Kreh, L., Fly-Fishing Techniques & Tactics.
The Lyons Press

Kreh, L., Presenting the Fly. The Lyons Press
Kreh, L., Saltwater Fly Patterns. Lyons & Burford
Kumiski, J., Fishing Florida's Space Coast.
Argonaut Publishing Company
Ladle, M., Casey, H. & Gledhill, T., Operation Sea Angler.

A & C Black
Ladle, M. & Casey, H., Lure Fishing. A & C Black
Ladle, M. & Vaughan, A., Hooked on Bass. Crowood

Lapsley, P., Fly Fishing for Trout. Stanley Paul

Lapsley, P., River Trout Flyfishing. Unwin Hyman

Lapsley, P., Stillwater Trout Flies. Black

Lapsley, P., Trout from Stillwaters. Unwin Hyman
Leeson T., The Habit of Rivers. Merlin Unwin
Lewers D., How to Build a Fishing Rod. David & Charles
Lewis D., Estuary Fishing Afloat & Ashore. Blandford
Lyons N., Spring Creek. Atlantic Monthly Press

Mackenzie-Philps, P., Flycasting Handbook. Blandford
Mackenzie-Philps, P., Flyfishing Skill on Stillwaters. Blandford
Maddocks, K. & Cundiff, J., The Beekay Guide to Carp Rigs. Beekay
Maitland, P., Freshwater Fishes of Britain and Europe. Hamlyn
Marinaro, V., In the Ring of the Rise. Swan Hill
Marsahll, M., The Art of Fly Casting for Stillwater Trout. Stanley Paul
Martin, D., Micropatterns. Swan Hill
Maskell, P. (ed.), Dick Walker's Trout Fishing on Rivers and Stillwaters. Swan Hill

McKelvie, C., Flyfishing for Salmon. Swan Hill
McLaren, C., The Art of Sea Trout Fishing. Unwin Hyman
Melly, G., Hooked! Robson Books
Miles, T., Search for Big Chub. Crowood
Miles, T., Ford, M. & Gathercole, P., The Complete Guide to Fishing. Anness Publishing
Millichamp, R., Anglers' Law In England and Wales. A & C Black
Mitchell, A., Grey Mullet: How To Catch Them. Herbert Jenkins
Morgan, P. (ed.), Saltwater Flyfishing. Coch-y-Bonddu
Moss, B., A Guide to the Shore Angling on the Dingle Peninsula. Self Published
Moss, B., The Third Breaker. Self Published
Moss, B., Through A Line Tightly. Self Published
Nudd, B., Bob Nudd's Illustrated Guide to Pole Fishing. EMAP
Nudd, B., How to be the World's Best Fisherman. Boxtree

Ogbourne, C., Competition Trout Fishing. Crowood

Ogbourne, C., Stillwater Trout Fishing. Crowood

Oglesby, A., Fly Fishing for Salmon and Sea Trout. Crowood
O'Reilly, P., Matching the Hatch. Swan Hill

O'Reilly, P., Tactical Fly Fishing. Crowood
O'Reilly, P. (ed), Tribute to the Teifi. Llandysul Angling Association

Pearson, A., An Introduction to Reservoir Trout Fishing. Crowood
Pfeiffer, C., Angler's Guide to Plug and Bait Casting. Winchester
Pickering, T., My way with the Pole. Pisces Angling Publications
Pivnicka, K. & Cernż, K., Poissons. GrŁnd

Plummer, D., Tales of a Coarse Angler. Oxford Illustrated Press
Plunket-Greene, H., Where the Bright Waters Meet. Witherby
Price, T., Tying & Fishing the Nymph. Blandford
Prichard, M. (ed.), Collins Encyclopedia of Fishing in the British Isles. Collins

Prichard, M., Michael Prichard's Pocket Guide to Bait and Lures. Collins
Prichard, M., Michael Prichard's Pocket Guide to Saltwater Fishingn. Collins
Prichard, M., Michael Prichard's Pocket Guide to Spinning. Collins

Profumo, D., In Praise of Trout. Viking

Pullen, G., Go Fishing for Bass. Oxford Illustrated Press
Pullen, G., Go Fishing for Cod. Oxford Illustrated Press
Pullen, G., Go Fishing for Skate & Rays. Oxford Illustrated Press
Purnell, G., Yates, A. & Dawn, C., The Concise Encyclopedia of Fishing. Parragon
Quinn, R., Ultra-lite Steelhead Fishing. ICS Books
Quinn, T., Fishing's Strangest Days. Robson Books
Ransom, A., Rod and Line. Jonathan Cape
Reeves, P., The Pleasure of Stillwater Fly Fishing. Swan Hill

Richards, C., Salmon: How to Catch Them. Herbert Jenkins
Rickards, B., Angling. Boydell
Rickards, B. & Whitehead, K., Plugs and Plug Fishing. A & C Black
Rickards, B. & Whitehead, K., Spinning and Plug Fishing. Boydell
Righyni, R., Grayling. Swan Hill
Ritz, C., A Fly Fisher's Life. Hale

Roberts, G., Master The Cast. Ragged Mountain Press

Robson, K. (ed.), The Essential G E M Skues. A & C Black
Russ, M. (ed.), Sea Angling Kent to Cornwall. Stanley Paul

Russ, M. (ed.), 2003, The Sea Angler's Guide to Top Marks. EMAP Active
Russ, M. (ed.), 1998, The Sea Angler's Step-by-Step Guide to Bait and Rigs. EMAP
Samson, J., Permit on a Fly. Stackpole Books
Sargeant, F., The Snook Book. Larsen's Outdoor Publishing

Saville, T., Reservoir Trout Fishing with Tom Saville. Witherby
Sawyer, F., Nymphs and the Trout. A & C Black

Schwab, A., Dear Jim. Reflections of the Beauty of Angling. Merlin Unwin
Shephard, M., A Concise Guide to West Country Fishing. The Sportsman's Press

Skues, G., The Way of a Trout with a Fly. A&C Black
Sosin, M., The Complete Book of Light-Tackle Fishing. The Lyons Press
Spencer, S., Clear Water Trout Fishing With Worm. Witherby
Stevens, L., Flyfishing Tactics on Small Streams. Swan Hill
Stevens, L., Trout and Terrestrials. Swan Hill

Stoker, H., A Manual of Sea Fishing Baits. Benn

Stoker, H., Complete Guide to Sea Fishing. Benn

Stoker, H., Sea Angling Hotspots. Hale
Stoker, H. (ed.), Sea Angling with the Specimen Hunters. Benn

Stoker, H., Sea Fishing in Dorset. Benn

Stoker, H., Sea Fishing in Hampshire & Isle of Wight. Mill House Publications
Stoker, H., Sea Fishing in South Devon. Angling Times
Stoker, H., The Modern Sea Angler. Hale
South, B., Reflections on the Water. The Halcyon Press
Subiron, D., PÍches Modernes du Bord de Mer. Ouest France

Swisher, D., & Richards, C., Selective Trout. Crown
Tabory, L., Inshore Fly Fishing. Lyons & Burford
Taylor, B., Flyfisher's Guide to the Florida Keys. Wilderness Adventures Press, Inc

Thorndike, J. (ed), The Complete Trout and Salmon. David and Charles
Thrussell, M., Fishing for Bass. Blandford

Townsend, D., Bass Fishing from the Shore in South East Wales, and More. Self Published
Tryckare, T. & Cagner, E., Fishing: The Complete Book. David & Charles
Venables, R., The Experienced Angler. Antrobus Press
Veniard, J., Fly-Dressing Materials. A & C Black
Veniard, J., John Veniard's Fly Dressers' Guide. A & C Black
Veniard, J., John Veniard's Further Guide to Fly Dressing. A & C Black
Vines, S., Frank Sawyer: Man of the Riverside. Unwin Hyman
Vines, S., The English Chalk Streams. Batsford
Voss Bark, A., West Country Fly Fishing. Hale
Voss Bark, C., A Fly on the Water. Allen & Unwin
Voss Bark, C., A History of Flyfishing. Merlin Unwin
Wakeford, J., Flytying Tools and Materials. A&C Black
Walker, C., The Complete Fly-Fisher. Herbert Jenkins
Walker, D., Dick Walker's Modern Fly Dressings. Benn
Walker, D., Still-Water Angling. David & Charles

Waltham, J., Sea Trout Flies. A&C Black

Waltham, J., The Sea Trout and the Fly. Crowood

Walton, I., The Compleat Angler. Dent & Sons
Watson, R., The Trout. Swan Hill
Weaver, M., The Pursuit of Wild Trout. Merlin Unwin
Wentink, F., Saltwater Fly Tying. Lyons & Burford
Wilshaw, J. (ed.), The Best of Trout & Salmon. Virgin
Wilson, D., Fishing the Dry Fly. Unwin

Wilson, J., John Wilson's Fishing Encyclopaedia. Boxtree
Wilson, J., Wilson's Angle. Boxtree
Wheat, P. & Forsberg, R., The Observer's Book of Sea Fishing. Warne
Wheeler, A., Key to the Fishes of Northern Europe. Warne
Wheeler, A., The Pocket Guide to Saltwater Fishes of Britain and Europe. Parkgate books
Wood, I. (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Fishing. Dorling Kindersley

Wyatt, B., Trout Hunting. Swan Hill
Yates, A. & Entwhistle, T., The Complete Book of Sea Fishing. David & Charles

Yates, A., The Fox Guide to Modern Sea Angling. Fox International

Yates, C., Out of the Blue. Hamish Hamilton
Young, A., Bass: How To Catch Them. Herbert Jenkins


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