When first published, in 1983, Operation Sea Angler revolutionised the way anglers thought about fishing our coast. Thirty years on, Mike Ladle and Steve Pitts have done it again, producing a new book which again challenges ideas and provokes thought. "Modern methods of fishing aren't just for those in the know - they can work for everyone. Knowing why fish behave as they do is key to applying the right techniques and consequently catching more and larger fish. In this book, Mike Ladle and Steve Pitts reveal the inside story on what's going on under the water, answering questions such as: - Why do fish bite at the change of light? - Where are the largest fish going to be at certain times of the year? - What are their favourite foods? Using scientific studies to back up their lifelong experience, Mike and Steve have packed this book with new information on the habits and behaviour of more than 20 species. Theories are put to the test, and are illustrated with entertaining descriptions of successful and enlightening fishing trips, bringing the facts to life and showing how they can be turned into practical tactics for all sea anglers to employ. This book will revolutionise your techniques and enlarge your catches." Chapters include:- Bass - everyman's fish; Bream and wrasse - toothy and tough; Cod, haddock and ling - greedy, but discerning; Eels and lampreys - ancient fish with modern problems; Flatfish - wonders of the undersea world; Mackerel, scad, shad, mullet and garfish - the light tackle angler's dream; Pouting, whiting, pollack and coalfish - pests and powerhouses; Sharks, rays and dogfish - swimming circuit boards; The science of lures and baits - well we never knew that!; What's your line? And the reel to hold it; Hooks and weights - the vital links; The beginning and the end - sea angling then and now.