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fishing for kids

and their parents

Author Jim Allen

Second of a series of five unique instructional books for anyone who wants to learn to fish.


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Jim Allen has over 70 years’ experience in many forms of fishing. Fishing has been a love of Jim’s life that has taken him from just an interest to an income, from commercial fishing to a Sunday afternoon fun activity with his family.

This book is for younger children (6 years and up) and shows them how to get started and what equipment they need to fish off the rocks, and includes safety, shellfish and cooking sections.

There are five parts in this book:
Part 1 Getting Started, Equipment & Fish
Part 2 Fishing from Boats
Part 3 Preparing & Cooking the Catch
Part 4 Safety
Part 5 Gathering & Cooking Shellfish

as well as a couple of pages at the end for you to put your best photos in, and some notes pages and a fishing record form.

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ISBN 978-0-473-20264-4
GENRE Non-fiction
READERSHIP General, young adult, sporting
FORMAT Paperback, illustrated in colour
No. PAGES 78
DIMENSIONS 105 x 175 x 6 mm
RRP $14.99


This is a great little book. It is so easy to understand. I've bought a copy for all my grandsons. Barbara M.

On a recent holiday in NZ I had the pleasure of spending some time with Jim out fishing in his boat. He sure knows his stuff. On the way out (to the secret spot) I listened to him talk about the different ways of rigging the lines, different locations to go for certain fish, and the types of fish we could expect to catch. This knowledge proved to be very much correct when we reached our destination. We ended up pulling up fish after fish on our lines, and had the best time ... If only I had that knowledge to do the same here in Brisbane. This book will be invaluable to NZ fishermen. Gary M.