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Gone fishin …

As Fathers Day approaches this year, I find myself thinking of my own dad and his love of fishing. He was completely at home angling in the ocean, on lakes or in streams, and in the course of his life, he caught fishes, big ones sailfish and tarpon, and small ones perch and sunnies. Size didnt seem to matter to him. The pleasure came from being out on the water, quietly paddling the canoe so it was nestled in under the overhanging branches at the shoreline, where the fish lurked. When he took my brothers and me along, he reveled in helping us cast our lines in just the right spots, and seemed to find such joy when we actually caught something.

Some books in our collection bring back happy memories of those times spent with my dad trolling for blues out by the Isles of Shoals or waiting for bass to bite on a New Hampshire lake:

The Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia of Fishing is a beautifully illustrated complete guide to fish species, tackle and techniques for both saltwater and freshwater anglers. The extensive section on tackle is notable, including even hats and various kinds of bug repellents.

The Practical Fishing Encyclopedia is another comprehensive guide to the sport thats loaded with actual photographs of fishermen in action. There are several pages devoted to the art of tying flies, too. The book is arranged by the type of fishing: coarse fishing, sea angling and game fishing.

Fly fishermen will enjoy David and Cheryl Yongs Fly fishing: The Lifetime Sport. Its a richly illustrated and informative guide to the art and science of fly fishing. Comprehensive, but lucidly organized and written, it is an ideal reference work for beginners, intermediates and experts alike.

The Woman Angler: An Introductory Handbook for Women Who Want to Fish is written by a beginning fisherman (who happens to be a woman) for women also just beginning to cast a line. Its written with humor, but is also filled with useful advice for those just setting out in this male-dominated sport.

If you are a dad (or a mom) who wants to create lasting memories for your children, consider fishing to help with the endeavor, we have books written for young people: Kids’ Guide to Fishing: The Young Angler’s Guide to Catching More and Bigger Fish by Dave Maas, The Kids Book of Fishing by Michael Rosen and, for older children, John Baileys The Young Fishing Enthusiast. Get some tips from these books, grab a couple of fishing rods, and a carton of night crawlers. Then head with your son or daughter for the nearest fishing hole and have some fun.

Now, where have I stored my fishing tackle? The weather is warm and those fish are biting …

Source: https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20190611/library-news-fishing-for-great-summer-memories

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