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The Beginner's Guide to Coarse Fishing [Kindle Edition]

Paul Duffield
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The Beginner's Guide to Coarse Fishing

2014 Revised Editition - now optimised for tablets and high resolution Kindles

This comprehensive guide, updated in 2014 for tablets and high resolution Kindles, is packed with information about tackle, rigs, baits and the different species of fish you can catch in british waters.

The author draws on his 40 years as a coarse angler to explain the tackle, tactics and bait needed to catch coarse fish.

Illustrated with picture of the tackle and rigs to use, as well as pictures to help you to identify the fish you catch, this guide will give you a head start in this most fascinating of outdoor sports.

In The Beginner's Guide to Coarse Fishing you will learn:

  • How to choose the fishing tackle you need to get started
  • Fishing methods for rivers and stillwaters
  • How to set up common fishing tackle rigs with descriptions and illustrations
  • What baits, ground baits and flavourings to use
  • how to tie fishing knots
  • What tackle you need for a day's fishing
  • How to identify the different species of coarse fish from colour illustrations
  • What licences and permissions you need to go fishing
Whether you’re a complete beginner to the sport, or have been fishing for a while and want to improve your skills, we’re sure you’ll find plenty to interest you.

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About the Author

As someone who was born in the middle part of the last century, before video games, colour television and the many other electronic distractions of today Paul Duffield has fond memories of the time that he spent reading old fishing books, making fishing tackle, and learning to catch fish in the local stream. He gets as much pleasure, maybe more, from catching a few small fish from a tiny unspoilt river, as from ‘bagging up’ on a well stocked artificial pond. Coarse fishing, if practiced in a more traditional way, has infinite variety, and success is not measured by the number or size of fish caught alone

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I was born in Oxford in 1959, but spent most of my childhood further north in the West Midlands. I am currently based in Devon in the south west of England, but still have a particular fondness for the Warwickshire and Worcestershire countryside.

I became interested in nature at a young age and spent a lot of my free time and holidays out in the fresh air walking and fishing with friends. I've lived, worked, walked and fished over many parts of Britain and that early interest has developed into a fascination for the natural world.

As well as writing, I collect and restore vintage fishing tackle. I like to fish with cane rods, centrepin reels and quill floats and when I'm not writing I like nothing more than to spend a few hours on a country stream fishing and watching birds, butterflies, and other wild creatures in their natural environment.

I've been an angler most of my life, so it seemed only natural that the subjects of my first books would be coarse and fly fishing and the making and restoration of traditional fishing tackle.

My interest in the natural world goes beyond angling though, and my recent books have been written for anyone interested in nature, in particular birdwatching, butterflies and the identification of animals, fish and insects that are found in the British countryside.

My 'Little Book' series is designed to provide a range of affordable and convenient reference books that can be slipped into a pocket or backpack and used for identification when you see an unfamiliar creature on a hike or ramble. They are available in Kindle format too, so they can be used with the free Kindle apps for mobile phones.

You can contact me and find out what I'm currently working on on my website at:

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very basic read 4 Feb. 2013
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Reasons for not giving this book a higher rating is simple. The photos of the various fish species were in black and white, and some diagrams were too small to follow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars beginners guige 25 Jan. 2014
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bought this book which when i read it takes you back to how you used too fish befor all this expensive tackle i found it a great read .
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5.0 out of 5 stars What you see is what you get 12 Dec. 2013
By Steve
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Very informative, very inexpensive and some very good tips and advice on buying equipment what to buy what not to buy
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars new to fishing 31 Aug. 2013
By vonbon
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Well as the hubbyis new to fishing , he constantly refers back to the information in this easy to read book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars worth reading 25 Nov. 2013
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a very good book for those starting out in fishing,and also some useful tips for the more experienced angler,and a pleasant read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 6 Mar. 2013
By Mike
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Very easy to read. Very good advice for fishing beginner or even experienced fisher. I would recommend this to others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 18 Feb. 2015
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Very informative should be read by all stages of anglers I have fished for forty years and I learn something about fishing every day
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great little book 2 Jan. 2015
By Tal
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Great little book, very informative for any beginner to angling. Good illustrations of different species of fish available in uk.
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