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The Angler's Book of British Sea Fish
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on 7 September 2013
Almost a good book. Not bad, but could be much better.

Main gripe: the illustrations are sadly lacking colour-wise -I think this is due to being cheaply produced by people who've never seen fish with their skins on. Fish colouring can vary within species, but I've never yet seen a yellow and black mackerel!

The title states that this book is for the British angler, but info on each species is pretty minimal. Basic diet of each species eats is given, but brief suggestions for baits/lures rigs etc could be added. There would be space for this if the layout was improved within the current one-page-per-species paperback-sized format. There could also be more specific distribution info or even small maps like in bird books. A good number of species are covered, but there's no mention of slob/sea trout or Atlantic salmon although Coho salmon is there.

Given that this book might be used by anglers for species identification, and that there is already an alphabetical index of species at the front (which should be at the back!), I'd prefer the book to be in order of the physical appearance of fish rather than alphabetical. -So flatfish together; dogs, tope & sharks together; gurnards & gobies together; etc.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The text is sparse and on the ipad I was expecting to see some stunning pictures/photographs. Not so. You would be better getting off down to the library and getting out a Collins book of fish or similar. Really disappointing.
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on 5 July 2013
Well, I was somewhat negative about the freshwater companion to this but this offering on saltwater fish is markedly better. The layout and proofreading as well as relevance is far superior (only a few typos) and it's the perfect pocket guidebook. Some of the illustrations are perhaps not accurate in terms of colour compared to real fish but this is only a minor glitch on very few of the species.

Yep, it's a lovely little book; please do an updated version of the fresh one to match this standard!
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on 4 August 2013
I liked this book but one or two of the pictures were not as photos I have seen in top quality fishing magazines. However a good guide to the species.
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on 9 March 2015
Good book some of the pictures appear as sketches as opposed to photos however easy to recognise the fish.
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on 6 June 2013
I thought it was a very good read lot of tips in it for me to try. I have told all my friend s about it
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on 27 April 2014
I was a little disappointed with this book for the price, as this was a birthday present for a friend
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on 16 January 2015
love it . perfect for my boys who are keen fishers. arrived promptly
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Excellent present for the angler in the family.
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on 24 July 2014
So that's what that thing on my line is!
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