The Complete Guide to Fishing From the Bank
By Michael J. Keyes, MD
Author Dr. Michael Keyes reveals the secrets of European anglers in this pioneering book on bank fishing. He draws on years of experience as a fisherman, fisheries biologist, and world traveler to produce a book which will improve your skills as a bank angler. You will learn everything from choosing the correct equipment to caring for such exotic baits as maggots. Along the way you will be taught a system of fishing which emphasizes respect for the environment while allowing you to develop finesse methods which really do catch more fish. You will learn how to find fish, how to draw them to you, how to detect when they are biting, and most important, to release them to be caught again. Over 70 illustrations will help you understand these terrific methods for catching your favorite fish.
Equipment: selecting the most appropriate rods, hooks and rigs.
Bait: learning how to use bait both on and off the hook.
Floats: the best systems for floats are fevealed. Learn how to use them as both a
presentation device and an indicator.
Watercraft: determining how to approach fish without scaring them off. Finding the
best places to fish with simple tools.
Legering, Quickstrike Rigs, Quivertips, Swimfeeders: find out what these are and
how they will improve your results when you fish from the bank.
European Angling Specialists Publications, Atlanta GA 1992
Paperback, 144 pages
11 x 81/2 in.
Good condition. Dust jacket shows wear.
Chapter 1 An Introduction to European Style Fishing
Chapter 2 Hooks
Chapter 3 Line
Chapter 4 Chum and Chumming
Chapter 5 Floats
Chapter 6 Shot and Shotting
Chapter 7 Pole
Chapter 8 Rod
Chapter 9 Legering
Chapter 10 Specimen Fishing
Chapter 11 Tactics
Chapter 12 European Baits
Chapter 13 European Angling Accessories
Chapter 14 Fishing in North America