(2008) 2011 1st edn thus. Carlton Books. London.
4to paperback with flaps. Pp224. Colour photographs, colour & b/w illustrations, throughout. Fine unread copy.
"A spectacular guide to the greatest catches in world angling". Fifty fish chosen by John Bailey: where to find them, how to catch them, and an account of the author's own experiences catching each. Tench, perch, chub &c., with many more exotic species in many different countries. Taimen, huchen, sturgeon, barramundi, arapaima, black bass, dorado, tigerfish and many others, plus saltwater species such as tarpon, bonefish, giant trevally, halibut, and bass. A wide- ranging and readable book with many good pictures, perfect to stimulate the imagination of the budding angler. The sailfish, the rainbow trout, the Pacific salmon, the Nile perch, the catfish-how many of "the 50" have you caught? John Bailey presents this catalogue of fifty of the world's most remarkable and challenging fish, offering insight into each variety and revealing the skills and techniques required to land them in anecdotal fishing tales. With photos of actual catches, the book is as much an inspirational travelogue as a source of advice and covers fishing around the world in still and running freshwater, estuaries, coasts and open sea. Foreword by Chris Tarrant. Formerly published as "50 Fish To Catch Before You Die."