1.) ANGLING ADVENTURES IN SOUTH AFRICA
First edition published by Central News Agency, Johannesburg, 1950.
Publisher's grey cloth binding with pictorial dust jacket.
150pp. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings by the author. Contents clean. Binding tight. Jacket in very good condition with minor chipping at spine ends.
'This is undoubtedly the book the South African angler has long waited for. It is packed with the lore of thirty years of first-hand angling experiences - experiences graphically described by a fisherman who knows what a fellow-angler will appreciate.
The bottom fisherman will find that the question of baits and the 'how' and 'where' to fish, has been thoroughly explored. Trout anglers will be particularly interested in those chapters that cover Natal, the Transvaal, the Cape and Transkei. There are full descriptions of the best rivers to visit, what flies are used and enthralling accounts of battles with big fish. The comprehensive index should prove of great interest and value not only to South Africans on holiday bent but also to tourists and immigrants who require reliable information on angling in the Union of South Africa.'
2.) AFRICAN ANGLER'S ARGOSY
First edition published by Central News Agency, Johannesburg, 1956.
Publisher's grey cloth binding with black titles on spine. Binding tight. Contents clean. Pictorial dust cover in very good condition with minimal age-associated shelf wear.
167pp. Illustrated with photographs and drawings by the author.
'This is another splendid angling book from the pen of that well-known writer on African fishing and fishing topics - Joe Yates. To those who have read his first book, "ANGLING ADVENTURES IN SOUTH AFRICA", he needs no further introduction or recommendation. "My idea," says the author, "is to write the type of book I like to read; that is one which, while being informative, is primarily entertaining." He has certainly succeeded. This is a book not only for the young or older angler but also for all who love the countryside. In his search for different species of our indigenous fish the author takes the reader into many 'off the beaten track' corners of the Union. He spreads a wide net and treats with equal fidelity the foibles of anglers, the habits if fish and of the bankside fauna. Humorous and tragic episodes follow in quick succession. The bottom angler is well catered for and there is a special section devoted to baits, how to make them and when and how to use them. Also for the bottom angler there are chapters dealing with the identification of our different species of yellow-fish, mudfish, kurper and tiger fish. That old question, "What is a kalwerkop?" is finally solved. The trout angler, whether he be a beginner or an expert, will also find much of interest in the graphically told stories of success and failure on the trout streams of Natal, the Cape and the Transvaal. Where to find the big trout; methods of fishing and descriptions of successful flies, are all revealed. The book is well illustrated with drawings and photographs by the author. An exhaustive index completes the book which deserves a place on every angler's bookshelf. It should be the vade mecum of all South African anglers.'
- Jacket Condition: Very Good
- Binding Condition: Very Good Plus
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