The Gigantic Book of Fishing Stories - Nick Lyons

The Gigantic Book of Fishing Stories

By Nick Lyons

  • Release Date: 2007-05-17
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors


“I’m going to put The Gigantic Book of Fishing Stories right up between Moby Dick and A River Runs Through It on my bookshelf.” —Howard Frank Mosher, award-winning author of Where the Rivers Flow North

This one-of-a-kind volume has something for everyone who fishes, whether they fondly remember days fishing with worms as a child or hurl the fanciest flies toward great prey like the Atlantic salmon and tarpon. Its selections celebrate fishing bass, catfish, trout, striped bass, crappie, muskie, Atlantic salmon, bonefish, pike, and many other species. If it swims and can be landed with a rod, line, and hook, it’s featured here—as are locations all over the world, from the greatest rivers of Montana to Southern lakes to shores of all American coasts to far-off locations around the world. Anglers will find their favorites here, writers who have made a living writing on the joys of fishing and renowned names of literature who have shared their tales and wisdom. There are also little-known pieces by virtually unknown authors, and special discoveries. Fishermen nationwide will love this gigantic compendium—and it will make an ideal gift.

The Gigantic Book of Fishing Stories is an instant classic, a library of the literature unto itself.” —William G. Tapply, author of the Brady Coyne Mysteries

“Will add breadth and depth to a library’s angling collection and will hook new readers just beginning to explore this special corner of sportswriting.” —Booklist

“With the inclusion of literary heavyweights like Lord Byron, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Rudyard Kipling and Washington Irving, the selections run the gamut from nonfiction and fiction to poetry, and cover just about every fish, from the regal trout to the powerful tuna.” —Publishers Weekly