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Fishermen’s Tales

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by Peter Jessup

Fishermen’s Tales is a collection of wonderful and often hilarious stories about those who go fishing.

For if there’s one thing the typical fisherman enjoys almost as much as catching fish, it’s telling stories about fish. Everyone has a ‘fishy story’.

Veteran writer Peter Jessup has been collecting such tales for more than 30 years as a writer and fishing enthusiast whose work has been widely published in New Zealand magazines and newspapers.

Fishermen’s Tales is a collection of his favourite stories, from the streams and coastlines of New Zealand to the rivers, lakes and seas around the world.

As incredible as these stories seem, all of them are true. Honest.

What the reviewers say

‘Perfect for a lazy afternoon read.’Daily Post
‘Fantastic book!’ — Andrew Dewhurst, Radio Sport
‘Definitely a keeper and not just for fishos.’ — Bob Molloy, Bay Chronicle
‘Interesting and informative.’Hawkes Bay Today
‘Easy and entertaining read.’NZ Dairy Exporter
‘Entertaining!’NZ Fishing News
‘Funny, scary and guaranteed to entertain.’Whangarei Report

This is the companion edition to Jessup’s book Boaties’ Tales.

Both books are available as ebooks and as hardback print editions.

Peter Jessup

Peter Jessup

About the author

Peter Jessup has been writing about sport, fishing and history for more than 30 years. He’s based in Auckland, New Zealand.

All Jessup’s ebooks can be bought from Amazon.

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Specifications
Author: Peter Jessup

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-5-3

Hardback, 192 pages

13.5cms x 20.5cms (portrait)

RRP NZ$24.99 inc. GST

 


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Fishermen’s Tales (ebook Edition)

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by Peter Jessup

Fishermen’s Tales is a collection of wonderful and often hilarious stories about those who go fishing.

For if there’s one thing the typical fisherman enjoys almost as much as catching fish, it’s telling stories about fish. Everyone has a ‘fishy story’.

Veteran writer Peter Jessup has been collecting such tales for more than 30 years as a writer and fishing enthusiast whose work has been widely published in New Zealand magazines and newspapers.

Fishermen’s Tales is a collection of his favourite stories, from the streams and coastlines of New Zealand to the rivers, lakes and seas around the world.

As incredible as these stories seem, all of them are true. Honest.

What the reviewers say

‘Perfect for a lazy afternoon read.’Daily Post
‘Fantastic book!’ — Andrew Dewhurst, Radio Sport
‘Definitely a keeper and not just for fishos.’ — Bob Molloy, Bay Chronicle
‘Interesting and informative.’Hawkes Bay Today
‘Easy and entertaining read.’NZ Dairy Exporter
‘Entertaining!’NZ Fishing News
‘Funny, scary and guaranteed to entertain.’Whangarei Report

This is the companion edition to Jessup’s book Boaties’ Tales.

Both books are available as ebooks and as hardback print editions.

Peter Jessup

Peter Jessup

About the author

Peter Jessup has been writing about sport, fishing and history for more than 30 years. He’s based in Auckland, New Zealand.

 Preview this ebook and buy from Amazon here:

 

Specifications
Author: Peter Jessup

ISBN: 978-0-9922556-7-1

ebook format

RRP NZ$5.99


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Hook, Line & Sinker

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by Anthony Swainson

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 this compilation of the trilogy (plus bonus chapter) in Hook, Line & Sinker.

What the reviewers say

‘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.

‘A truly great collection of fishing short stories.’ – Mark Kitteredge, NZ Fishing News.

‘Quirky . . . A relaxing read for a very reasonable price. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.’ – Brendan Coe, NZ Rod & Rifle.

‘Restores my faith in the printed word.’ – Rob Sloane, FlyLife Magazine.

‘Well written.’Whangarei Report.

‘Just right for some holiday reading.’NZ Trout Fisher.

‘Interspersed with some magical photographs of people, fish and scenery, this is a delightful book.’ – Boat Books, Auckland.

Tony Swainson

Anthony Swainson (1942-2013)

More by the same author

Author Anthony Swainson died in 2013 but he leaves behind a legacy of stories that are available in print and digital form.

Some of the stories from Swainson’s series of ebooks are published in a stylish hardback volume, Tangled Lines, which are available from Hurricane Press.

 Preview this ebook and buy from Amazon here:

 

Specifications
Author: Anthony Swainson

ISBN: 978-0-9876636-6-5

ebook format

RRP US$6.99


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Landed

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by Anthony Swainson

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.

What the reviewers say

‘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.

‘A truly great collection of fishing short stories.’ – Mark Kitteredge, NZ Fishing News.

‘Quirky . . . A relaxing read for a very reasonable price. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.’ – Brendan Coe, NZ Rod & Rifle.

‘Restores my faith in the printed word.’ – Rob Sloane, FlyLife Magazine.

‘Well written.’Whangarei Report.

‘Just right for some holiday reading.’NZ Trout Fisher.

‘Interspersed with some magical photographs of people, fish and scenery, this is a delightful book.’ – Boat Books, Auckland.

Tony Swainson

Anthony Swainson (1942-2013)

More by the same author

Author Anthony Swainson died in 2013 but he leaves behind a legacy of stories that are available in print and digital form.

Some of the stories from Swainson’s series of ebooks are published in a stylish hardback volume, Tangled Lines, which are available from Hurricane Press.

 
Preview this ebook and buy from Amazon here:

 

 

Specifications
Author: Anthony Swainson

ISBN: 978-0-9876636-7-2

ebook format

RRP US$2.99


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Sinker

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by Anthony Swainson

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.

What the reviewers say

‘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.

‘A truly great collection of fishing short stories.’ – Mark Kitteredge, NZ Fishing News.

‘Quirky . . . A relaxing read for a very reasonable price. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.’ – Brendan Coe, NZ Rod & Rifle.

‘Restores my faith in the printed word.’ – Rob Sloane, FlyLife Magazine.

‘Well written.’Whangarei Report.

‘Just right for some holiday reading.’NZ Trout Fisher.

‘Interspersed with some magical photographs of people, fish and scenery, this is a delightful book.’ – Boat Books, Auckland.

Tony Swainson

Anthony Swainson (1942-2013)

More by the same author

Author Anthony Swainson died in 2013 but he leaves behind a legacy of stories that are available in print and digital form.

Some of the stories from Swainson’s series of ebooks are published in a stylish hardback volume, Tangled Lines, which are available from Hurricane Press.

 Preview this ebook and buy from Amazon here:

 

Specifications
Author: Anthony Swainson

ISBN: 978-0-9876636-5-8

ebook format

RRP US$2.99


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Line

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by Anthony Swainson

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.

What the reviewers say

‘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.

‘A truly great collection of fishing short stories.’ – Mark Kitteredge, NZ Fishing News.

‘Quirky . . . A relaxing read for a very reasonable price. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.’ – Brendan Coe, NZ Rod & Rifle.

‘Restores my faith in the printed word.’ – Rob Sloane, FlyLife Magazine.

‘Well written.’Whangarei Report.

‘Just right for some holiday reading.’NZ Trout Fisher.

‘Interspersed with some magical photographs of people, fish and scenery, this is a delightful book.’ – Boat Books, Auckland.

Tony Swainson

Anthony Swainson (1942-2013)

More by the same author

Author Anthony Swainson died in 2013 but he leaves behind a legacy of stories that are available in print and digital form.

Some of the stories from Swainson’s series of ebooks are published in a stylish hardback volume, Tangled Lines, which are available from Hurricane Press.

 Preview this ebook and buy from Amazon here:

 

Specifications
Author: Anthony Swainson

ISBN: 978-0-9876636-4-1

ebook format

RRP US$2.99


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Hook

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by Anthony Swainson

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.

What the reviewers say

‘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.

‘A truly great collection of fishing short stories.’ – Mark Kitteredge, NZ Fishing News.

‘Quirky . . . A relaxing read for a very reasonable price. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.’ – Brendan Coe, NZ Rod & Rifle.

‘Restores my faith in the printed word.’ – Rob Sloane, FlyLife Magazine.

‘Well written.’Whangarei Report.

‘Just right for some holiday reading.’NZ Trout Fisher.

‘Interspersed with some magical photographs of people, fish and scenery, this is a delightful book.’ – Boat Books, Auckland.

Tony Swainson

Anthony Swainson (1942-2013)

More by the same author

Author Anthony Swainson died in 2013 but he leaves behind a legacy of stories that are available in print and digital form.

Some of the stories from Swainson’s series of ebooks are published in a stylish hardback volume, Tangled Lines, which are available from Hurricane Press.

 Preview this ebook and buy from Amazon here:

 

 

Specifications
Author: Anthony Swainson

ISBN: 978-0-9876636-3-4

ebook format

RRP US$2.99


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Tangled Lines

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by Anthony Swainson

Anthony Swainson has devoted more than half a century in search of the perfect day’s fishing.

His quest includes the rivers and streams of New Zealand, the raging East Coast seas and fishing trips halfway round the world. Tangled Lines is his collection of whimsical stories, relating his fishing odyssey.

What the reviewers say

‘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.

‘A truly great collection of fishing short stories.’ – Mark Kitteredge, NZ Fishing News.

‘Quirky . . . A relaxing read for a very reasonable price. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.’ – Brendan Coe, NZ Rod & Rifle.

‘Restores my faith in the printed word.’ – Rob Sloane, FlyLife Magazine.

‘Well written.’Whangarei Report.

‘Just right for some holiday reading.’NZ Trout Fisher.

‘Interspersed with some magical photographs of people, fish and scenery, this is a delightful book.’ – Boat Books, Auckland.

Tony Swainson

Anthony Swainson (1942-2013)

More by the same author

Author Anthony Swainson died in 2013 but he leaves behind a legacy of stories that we’ve published in a series of ebooks.

Five volumes of stories – some republishing chapters from Tangled Lines – have been published in digital format. Their titles are Hook, Line, Sinker, Landed and a compendium of the first three called Hook, Line & Sinker.

 

All Swainson’s ebooks can be bought from Amazon.

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Specifications
Author: Anthony Swainson

ISBN: 978-0-9864684-0-7

Hardback, 172 pages

26cm x 19cm landscape

RRP NZ$34.99 inc. GST

For trade inquiries of this book, please contact Hurricane Press.