'The definitive book' - Cruising World . This is the complete guide to catching and cooking fish from the decks of a cruising boat. The Cruiser's Handbook of Fishing gives you everything you need to know about catching fish in tropical or middle-latitude seas - from a cruising boat underway or at anchor, from a dinghy, in the surf, and while diving reefs.Step by step this richly detailed guide walks you through: choosing, using, and maintaining tackle, lures, hooks, leaders, and other rigging essentials; reading currents, wind, wave patterns, tides, water temperature, and atmospheric conditions; modifying vessels with cruise-fishing enhancements such as rod holders, outriggers, cleaning tables, bait wells, and platforms; tying the best knots for cruise fishing; and, avoiding and treating routine fishing injuries and poisoning - including vital information on ciguatera, venomous stings and punctures, and steering clear of dangerous predators; identifying hundreds of fish species; preparing your catch - including a range of easy and delectable recipes; and much more.'A great 'catch' - Sailing . 'You want to catch fish? Read this book' - Herb McCormick, editor, Cruising World . 'Jam-packed with solid advice on tackle and techniques proven to catch fish' - Barry Gibson, editor, Salt Water Sportsman . 'Every culture has its bible, and until now, there wasn't one for the voyager who had a passion for catching fish' - Ocean Navigator. 'Scott and Wendy are giving their fellow sailors the gift of an abundant life on the sea' - Blue Water Sailing . 'A boatload of hard-earned knowledge and practical advice from a couple who has been there' - Latitudes and Attitudes.