Domesday Book of Giant Salmon Volume 2
More Records of the Largest Atlantic Salmon Ever Caught
Author: Fred Buller is known as one of England's finest all-round anglers. His meticulously researched previous books, "Pike, The Domesday Book of Mammoth Pike" and "The Domesday Book of Giant Salmon," have inspired generations of anglers.
Publisher/Date: London: Constable (c. 2010) First Edition
Format/Condition: New hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. Ribbon bookmark. 232 pages, appendices, index. Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 1.1 inches. Illustrated in black-and-white with some in color.
Description: Fred Buller has spent four decades pursuing stories of Atlantic salmon weighing 50lb and more - sometimes a great deal more. He produced the first volume of "The Domesday Book of Giant Salmon" in 2007, which immediately became a classic of angling history. As a result of the first volume's publication, yet more extraordinary salmon catches have come to light.
In this new second volume, Buller collects the tales of capture of yet more Atlantic salmon over 50lb caught in Europe and North America, including those caught on the fly, by rod, or by other means. Each capture is carefully researched and examined for veracity, and confusions dismembered. All the case histories feature original photographs where available of the catches, their locations, the fishermen, and irreplaceable artefacts; along with snippets of fascinating background information.
Much of the book is a testament to a world that has almost disappeared - of great catches and huge fish taken on legendary rivers: the Grand Cascapedia, Restigouche, Tay, Alten, Namsen and Vosso in their heyday between 1880 and 1930. It is a work of loving dedication and a deserving tribute to the king of fish, which will fascinate anglers of every persuasion.
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