Hook, Line & Sinker (One Man’s Search for the Perfect Day’s Fishing Book 4)
For more than half a century, Anthony Swainson's mission in life was to find the perfect day's fishing.
His began his quest as a young boy, fishing the canals and reservoirs of his native England. As an adult, his love of fishing took him around the world, as he tried to hook the best nature could offer in spots as diverse as Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to above the shipwreck of the Lusitania.
Swainson fell in love with the lakes and streams of New Zealand where he encountered giant trout – as well as eels, possums and a friend’s parrot.
All is revealed in Swainson’s whimsical stories of days spent on one end of the rod, hoping for the twitch on the line that will bring another fish, and another tale to tell.
Until his death in 2013, Swainson delighted readers of international magazines for many years with his amusing accounts of trips that are as much about the people who go fishing as the fish they bring home.
This edition is a compilation of Swainson’s trilogy of stories, and includes a touching final chapter that tells of the fishing trip that would be his last.
In addition to his trilogy, fans of Swainson’s writings can now enjoy a fourth book, Landed: One Man’s Search for the Perfect Day’s Fishing.
His books have been praised by reviewers:
'Plenty of humour and wit … should be in every angler's collection … a book to saviour and enjoy … a must buy … highly recommended.' – Graham Carter, Fishing & Outdoors.
'Restores my faith in the printed word.' – Rob Sloane, FlyLife Magazine.
'A truly great collection of fishing short stories.' – Mark Kitteredge, NZ Fishing News.
'Quirky … A relaxing read … I am sure you won't be disappointed.' – Brendan Coe, NZ Rod & Rifle.
'Just right for some holiday reading.' – NZ Trout Fisher.
‘A delightful book.' – Boat Books, Auckland.