Sometime in the middle of the twentieth century, longshore fisherman Jack Maple, who fished near the shores of his home in East Kent, penned a manual for those seeking to learn how to fish the proper way. Now, decades later, his originally handwritten guide is presented as both a how to manual and a historical perspective on fishing.
In an easy and chatty style, A Longshore Fisherman offers succinct instruction on how to make and use everything from lobster pots to crab hooks. It also explains why one doesn’t ever leave shore without a spare bung for the boat and features a variety of amusing anecdotes reflecting a time when people were more self-reliant and did not have the resources to go and buy whatever they wanted. Using this guide, you can make all the gear that Jack made and hopefully derive as much pleasure from fishing with it as he did.
In this unique mid-twentieth-century fishing manual, a longshore fisherman provides personal narratives and practical advice on fishing close to shore.