Hook (One Man’s Search for the Perfect Day’s Fishing Book 1)
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.
Now, Swainson’s fishing stories are available in a trilogy of books called Hook, Line and Sinker. You can also enjoy his fourth book, Landed, and a compilation of the trilogy (plus bonus chapter) in Hook, Line & Sinker.
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.
- File size:285 KB
- Publication date:May 23, 2013
- Print length:65 pages
- Word Wise:Enabled
- Publisher:Hurricane Press; 1st edition (May 23, 2013)
- Enhanced typesetting:Enabled
- X-Ray:Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank:#3,771,596 in Kindle Store
- #2,692 in Sports Fishing
- #4,234 in Two-Hour Sports & Outdoors Short Reads
- #10,078 in Fishing