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Discover Kayak Fishing [Paperback]

Andy Benham
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Book Description

16 Aug 2010
This is the first book on the subject published on this side of the Atlantic, with our different fish species, techniques and approach. The book is aimed at the angler who has taken up or is curious about kayak fishing. Experienced kayakers will also benefit from Andy's kayak fishing wisdom. Topics include: Choosing your fishing kayak and equipment. Practical tips on modifying your kayak and installing a fish finder. Kayaking with confidence and staying safe at sea. Seamanship; tides, weather and charts for anglers and kayakers. Using handheld GPS and VHF radios. Fishing skills; top tips on anchoring and 'downtiding' from your kayak. What to fish for; Andy's tips for catching your favourite fish. And more, including freshwater fish and wreck fishing.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Pesda Press (16 Aug 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906095221
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906095222
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 112,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andy Benham has been a sea angler for as long as he can remember, growing up on Brighton beach with a fishing rod in his hands and owning a variety of small boats through his teens. He then moved into journalism, and worked on a number of magazines, including Angling Times, Sea Angler, Trout & Salmon, Boat Angler and Improve Your Coarse Fishing. During his time working on the angling magazines he was able to fish with some of the UK's best anglers, and was lucky enough to fish in some amazing locations, including making a Nile Perch video with TV legend John Wilson. Andy then moved on to spend a spell at the BBC, and worked for magazines such as BBC Wildlife and Countryfile. More recently Andy has quit the rat race and moved to a house overlooking the sea in South Devon. He become Sea Angler's regular kayak fishing correspondent in 2009 and has written a series of articles on the subject for the magazine.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just not enough on fishing 27 Dec 2010
By Wiggles
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I should start off by saying this is a good all round kayaking booking more so aimed at the person starting off.

I had hoped that it would focus a lot more on the actual art of sea fishing from a kayak, but instead it just provides the real basics and leaves you looking for another book to provide more detail.

Could really do with a follow up book that talks just about the fishing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars reccomended and invaluable reading 21 Nov 2010
By ANDY
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comprehensive and easily readable, doesnt lecture or confuse just gives sound tried and tested advice and choices to guide entertain and assist. buy it. No i,m not related to the writer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Andy book! does what it says! 20 Dec 2010
Format:Paperback
Really usefull book, does what it says on the cover. Not too complicated, shows you all that I had previously researched on the net, but in one Andy book for the Toilet. Never read books usually, but this one was sorted in 2 sittings.Will refer back to it many times in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for entry into the sport 13 Oct 2012
Format:Paperback
Really liked this book. Simple and easy to understand and just the job to get you raring to go if you're a beginner like me. That said, as I get more experienced, I can't see it straying too far from my bedside table!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yak fishing 21 Aug 2012
By Mikee
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A handy beginners reference, easy to read, not overly detailed but covers all you need to get fishing safely. A good starters guide with plenty of tips from a very experienced kayaker, Andy Benham, he advocates taking some practical instruction - this is the next best thing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read 24 May 2012
Format:Paperback
A good book to read when Just starting out in kayaking and intending to do some fishing as well as exploring! a good read with lots of interesting hints & tips.
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5.0 out of 5 stars At last the UK breeds its own book! 21 Sep 2010
By Snapper
Format:Paperback
Here at last is the title for which us British kayak anglers have been waiting for; Andy Benham's `Discover Kayak Fishing'. For those of us who like to have a rod in our hands and the paddle stowed this promises to be the ideal bookshelf companion for `Sit-on-top Kayak: A Beginner's Manual' by Derek Hairon, `Sea Kayak' by Gordon Brown and `Sea Kayak Navigation: A Practical Manual' by Franco Ferrero. The book itself is written by a lifetime angler and writer with a decent amount of time on the water under his belt and contains a wealth of knowledge useful to those looking to take up kayak angling. Written as a checklist and beginners guide it is a book to both pick up and read or dip into for ideas.

This book consists of thin card covers printed in full colour; the front and rear carry photographs and the inner covers and some rear pages carry advertisements from relevant companies. The inner pages are printed onto high-quality matte paper and the full-colour printing throughout does justice to the photography within and gives a crisp and very readable text. In height and width it matches the other Pesda titles; this is an irrelevance for a review but it does turn the Pesda books into a set on my shelf which is important to me as I'm a book lover and acquire books not just for the information contained within one title.

The layout of the book is very clear. A sharp, clear font with easy-to-read line-spacing and a large amount of clear, well-exposed and colourful photographs gives a feeling of brightness to each page. The graphics are simple and well suited - sharp edged photographs occasionally faded into the page or cut out. They each come with their own descriptive captions printed in blue italics so that they can be easily distinguished.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential read! 8 Jun 2014
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Excellent book, good essential safety information fro budding kayak owners, and for those who have already started like me! A must read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good if just starting
a very good book if you are just about to start kayak fishing. Good info in it. This book tells you all you need to know.
Published 2 months ago by andy ralph
5.0 out of 5 stars verry good book for a newcomer to kayaking
Verry down to earth tells you thing about kayaking that you woild not think about, and a lot of usefull information about fishing,very good buy thanks
Published 8 months ago by tomtom
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Really practical book. Easy to read, lots of useful points good value and would recommend to some one beginning kayak fishing
Published 14 months ago by KD
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent guide on kayak fishing
This is not a guide on fishing but a very comprehensive guide on all you need to know about kayaking in relation to fishing. Read more
Published 17 months ago by R. I. Shaw
5.0 out of 5 stars First class read
Great insight to kayak fishing. Chapters on getting started,safty equipment, fitting out your kayak to what to fish for. Very good read
Published 18 months ago by Norm
4.0 out of 5 stars A good guide
This book brings together a lot of information in one place, which is excellent, even though not all of it is necessary or entirely novel. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Rod Dalitz
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
Found this book very informative as it is aimed at the uk market, full of usefull tips and as a fisherman it covers all aspects of kayak fishing , Wont stop you falling .
Published 21 months ago by Frank
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is a quality product that is well made and is good value for the money, I will definatly buy from them again.
Published on 14 Nov 2011 by Pete Udry
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