The Catch: The Story of Fishing in Australia
In every coastal town in Australia, there's a bait shop and a boat ramp,and, in garages around the country, fishing rods are strung up waiting for theirnext outing. Many of us have a special fishing spot, and families pass on tipsfrom generation to generation and exchange fishy tales of amazing catches andnear misses.
Bringing her personal passion for throwing in a line, author Anna Clark celebratesthe enduring pleasure of fishing in TheCatch: The Story of Fishing in Australia. This book charts the history offishing, from the first known accounts of Indigenous fishing and early Europeanencounters with Australia's waters to the latest fishing fads; from the introductionof trout and fly fishing to the challenges of balancing needs of commercial andrecreational fishers.