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Australian Encyclopedia of Fishing, AFN Pro Staff
1 Australian Encyclopedia of Fishing
AFN Pro Staff Australia Australian Fishing Network 2017 1865133175 / 9781865133171 Soft cover New Book 28.0 x 21.5 x 
The new Australian Encyclopedia of Fishing covers everything the successful and beginner angler needs to know. In over 400 colour pages there are hundreds of techniques, tips, fishing systems an fishing tactics outlined for every style of fishing in Australia. Whether you fish in freshwater, saltwater, from Darwin to Hobart or Perth to Sydney there is every technique for every angler. No matter what your preference: lurecasting, fly fishing, game fishing, bait fishing or sport fishing – it is covered. There is an extensive state by state location guide, tackle, saltwater boat fishing, saltwater shore fishing, freshwater boat fishing, landbased freshwater fishing and fly fishing sections. The Australian Encyclopedia of Fishing includes a compete Australian Fish ID guide and an extensive and up to date section Knots and Rigs complied by experts Nigel Webster and Bill Classon and illustrated by Trevor Hawkins. PLus an 80 page section on all Australian lures and how to use them. At over 400 pages it is the largest and most comprehensive reference on Australian Fishing. Completely updated. 
Price: 49.95 AUD
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Australian Boating Manual 5th Edition, Captain Dick Gandy
2 Australian Boating Manual 5th Edition
Captain Dick Gandy Australia Ocean Publications 2015 0646916807 / 9780646916804 5th Edition Hardback New New Book 27.5 x 21.0 x 5.8 cm 
Australian Boating Manual by Captain Dick Gandy 5th Edition, released in 2015, has been updated for Maritime Training Package of 2013 and is almost twice the size of 1st edition. THE 5TH EDITION HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR.....COMMONWEALTH NAVIGATION ACT 2012 (Regulations for domestic vessels), MARITIME TRAINING PACKAGE 2013, PASSAGE PLANNING, WORK HEALTH & SAFETY (WHS) LEGISLATION 2012, MASTREP (Replacing AUSREP)VESSEL SECURITY SYSTEM,Z-DRIVE & VOITH-SCHNEIDER PROPULSION SYSTEMS, JOYSTICK PILOT SYSTEM, INCREASED STABILITY CONTENT, ALL CHAPTERS UPDATED WHERE NECESSARY. CHAPTER 1 BUYING & INSURING A BOAT Includes Options - Stability - Buoyancy - Inspections - Technical details - Tests - Sellers - Dealers. CHAPTER 2 TRAINING, CERTIFICATION & WHAT TO STUDY Includes Boat Licence - Recreation & Commercial Certificates - Competency based training - ABM study guide for Maritime (MAR) Training Package. CHAPTER 3 NAUTICAL TERMS, BOAT DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, FITTINGS & RIGS Includes Helm orders - Points of compass - Keels - Parts of vessel - vessel design & construction - Watertight bulkheads - Watertight integrity - Hull & deck openings - Sails - Sailing rigs. CHAPTER 4 ROPES, KNOTS, SPLICES & SAFETY Includes Bulldog grips - Berthing ropes - Rigging a stage - Rigging a bosun's chair - Boarding ladders. CHPATER 5 BOAT MAINTENANCE, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS & CARE OF SAILS Includes Corrosion - Osmosis - Paints - Varnishes -Anti-fouling - Slipping - Trailer maintenance - Boat construction materials - Hull & superstructure maintenance - Dangerous materials & cargoes - Material Safety Data Sheets (Safety Data Sheets) - Safety Symbols - Dangerous Goods Code. CHAPTER 6 IALA BUOYAGE SYSTEM & OTHER COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS Includes International Flags and Pennants - Fire Extinguishers - Pyrotechnic Distress Signals - Symbols & Abbreviations Used on Charts - Marker buoys for safer boating - light characteristics - Morse code. CHPATER 7 ANCHORING SYSTEMS Includes Anchoring Terms - Chains - Capstan - Windlass. CHAPTER 8 BOAT HANDLING & TOWING Includes Sailing theory - Trailers - Interaction - Bars. CHAPTER 9 LIFTING EQUIPMENT, WINCHES & SAFETY Includes Safe Working Loads - Purchases - Block systems - Cranes - Shackles - Hooks - Slings - Deck machinery maintenance & surveys - Cargo carrying regulations - Code of safe working practice. CHAPTER 10 WATCHKEEPING DUTIES & NAUTICAL EMERGENCIES Includes Reporting Marine Casualties & Incidents - Salvage Claims - Planned Grounding. CHAPTER 11 INTERNATIONAL & LOCAL COLLISION PREVENTION REGULATIONS. CHAPTER 12 LAWS & REGULATIONS: COMMERCIAL & RECREATIONAL VESSELS, POLLUTION & ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION Includes Equipment Standards - Length Measurement - Speed Limits - Restrictions - Jet Boat Regulations - Registration - National Compliance - Interstate Voyages - Overseas Voyages - NAVAREA X Navigational Warnings - Annual Notices To Mariners - Marine Orders & Notices - USL - NMSC - NSAMS - ISP code - Incident reporting - Surveys - Inspections - Competent Person - Operational Areas - Fast Craft - Seaworthiness - Hire & Drive - Ballast Water Management - Static Electricity - Bird Droppings. CHAPTER 13 LOAD, BUOYANCY & STABILITY Includes Why Boats Float - Draft Marks - Classification Societies - Load Lines Certificates - Boat Stability - Deck loading - Point loading - Angle of Repose. CHAPTER 14 GNSS (GPS), AIS & ELECTRONIC CHARTS Includes GPS - DGPS - GLONASS - GALILEO - Electronic Charts - Plotters - RTK Machinery Guidance System - AIS Automatic Identification System - Buying GPS & AIS. CHAPTER 15 SOUNDERS, LOGS, AUTOPILOTS & ALARMS Includes Detectors - Indicators. CHAPTER 16 RADAR, ARPA, SART & OTHER RADAR TRANSPONDERS Includes Buying Radar - Horizon Distance Calculation - ARPA - Anti-Collision Radar Transponders - Radar Reflective Distress Signals - Buying a radar. CHAPTER 17.1 NAVIGATION - COMPASSES, BEARINGS & HEADINGS Includes Magnetic, Gyro & Fluxgate Compasses - Pelorus - Relative Bearings - Azimuth Mirror - Compass Error - Transits. CHAPTER 17.2 NAVIGATION - CHART WORK & PASSAGE PLANNING Includes Plotting Instruments - Charts - Mercator & Gnomonic Projections - Rhumb Line - Great Circle - Speed, Time & Distance Calculations - Plotting Terminology - Set, Rate & Drift - Leeway - Geographical Range - Luminous Range - Logbook - Passage Planning. CHAPTER 17.3 NAVIGATION - TIDES & CURRENTS Includes Tide Calculations - Rule Of Twelfths - Form AH130 - Tidal Streams in Torres Strait, Sydney & Broome - Surface Currents around Australia. CHAPTER 18 RADIO, SATELLITE & EPIRB COMMUNICATION Includes Operator Certificates - GMDSS - DSC - GPIRBS - LEOSAR - GEOSAR - INMARSAT - SafetyNET - Phonetic Alphabet & Numerals. CHAPTER 19.1 WORK HEALTH & SAFETY - FIRST AID Includes Marine Animal Bites & Stings - Seasickness. CHAPTER 19.2 WHS - FIRE PREVENTION & CONTROL Includes Portable & Fixed Fire Extinguishers - Pressure Tests - Inspections - Hoses - Fire Detectors. CHAPTER 19.3 WHS - SAFETY EQUIPMENT, SEA SURVIVAL & RESCUE Includes Pre-departure Check List - NMSC Standard - Search Patterns - Abandoning Ship - Helicopter Rescue - Assisting Others in Distress - Safety Drills - Emergency Station List - MASTREP - REEFREP - Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race Safety Recommendations. CHAPTER 19.4 WORK HEALTH & SAFETY, CROUD CONTROL, SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION & VESSEL SECURITY Includes WHS (OH&S) Act (ref) - Privacy Act (ref) - Duty of Care - Risk Management - Safety Checklist - Galley Safety - Confined Spaces - Alcohol Consumption - Human Behaviour - Discrimination - Bullying - Harassment - Conflict Resolution - Industrial Relations - Team Work - Permit to Work System - WHS (OHS) Consultative Committees. CHAPTER 19.5 WHS - SAFE OPERATIONS REGULATIONS. CHAPTER 20 METEOROLOGY (WEATHER) Includes Barometer - Relative Humidity - Cyclone Contingency Plans & Safe Havens (examples). CHAPTER 21 HOW ENGINES WORK & THEIR PARTS. CHAPTER 22 ENGINE LUBRICATION & COOLING SYSTEMS. CHAPTER 23 INBOARD DIESEL FUEL SYSTEM Includes EFI - Tanks Capacity - Safety - Terminology. CHAPTER 24 PROPULSION, GEARBOXES & PROPELLERS Includes Jet Drive - Conventional In-Line Drive - Surface Drive -Stern (Sail) Drive - Vee Drive - Z Drive - Gearboxes - Shaft Installation & Alignment - Selecting the Right Propeller - Thruster Units. CHAPTER 25 ENGINE BEDS, EXHAUST, VENTILATION & SOUNDPROOFING Includes Engine Mounts - Vibration Isolators - Engine Inclination - Weight Distribution - Wet & Dry Exhaust Systems - Accumulation of CO - Machinery Noise. CHAPTER 26 ENGINE OPERATION, ALARMS, CONTROLS & MAINTENANCE Includes Fuel Calculations - Starting Systems - Instruments - Alarms - Propulsion Control Systems - Diesel Engine & Generator Troubleshooting. CHAPTER 27 OUTBOARD ENGINES Includes Two & Four Stroke - Single & Twin Cylinder - EFI - Electric - Gearbox - Remote Control - Petrol & LPG Engine Troubleshooting. CHPATER 28 LPG & LPG ENGINES. CHAPTER 29 BILGES, PUMPS, AUXILIARY POWER, REFRIGERATION & PLUMBING Includes Hot & Cold Water - Cabin Heaters - Refrigeration - Toilets - Drains - Holding Tanks - Colour Coding of Pipes. CHAPTER 30 SOLAR & OTHER ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS Includes - Electrical Installations - Batteries - Generators - Shore Power - Inverters. CHAPTER 31 RUDDERS & STEERING SYSTEMS Includes Requirements for Commercial Vessels. CHAPTER 32 INDEX. CHAPTER 33 CONTACTS - EMERGENCIES, WEATHER & WEBSITES. 
Price: 89.95 AUD
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The Waterproof Book of Fishing Knots 2E Fits Pocket and Tackle Box!, David Hinton
3 The Waterproof Book of Fishing Knots 2E Fits Pocket and Tackle Box!
David Hinton Australia Waterproof Book Company 2000 0958084300 / 9780958084307 2nd Edition Soft cover New Book 15.0 x 8.5 cm 
A new edition of the best-selling fishing knots book The most common reason for the "one that got away" is knot failure especially that once in a lifetime fish. This little book is the perfect remedy for that problem. Simple to understand black and white illustrations and straightforward text make it a pleasure to use. Made from hi-tech state of the art "Plastec", it is virtually indestructible - it never creases, gets soggy, or "dog eared". A selection of the most popular and practical knots and loops for the beginner to the experienced angler. The design and quality of material ensures the book will remain open leaving both hands free to practise the desired knot. Fits easily into the pocket, fishing vest or tackle box. 
Price: 7.95 AUD
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Grant's Guide to Fishes: The Fisherman's Bible 12th Edition, E. M. Grant
4 Grant's Guide to Fishes: The Fisherman's Bible 12th Edition
E. M. Grant Australia Grant's Fish Books 2014 0646141066 / 9780646141060 12th Edition Hardcover New Book 25.0 x 18.0 x 5.0 
Grant's Guide to Fishes. The Fisherman's Bible. 12th Edition. 880 pages with 1078 Fish, Sharks and Rays. 1007 colour photographs. Ern Grant has spent more than 60 years catching fish and half that time photographing them. Grant's Guide to Fishes has become an Australian institution in fishing circles - it's subtitle "The Fisherman's Bible" was coined by its many loyal followers and readers. It has its origin almost 50 years ago, with the first edition produced in 1965, and since then, 116,500 copies have been produced, making it arguably the longest-running and best-known book on fish identification in Australia. Although originally Queensland-centric, it now covers all commonly-caught fish across Australia. It contains: 1078 fish, sharks & rays. 1007 colour photographs, many full-plates, and all bled to the page edge for maximum size. A new pictorial index called "A Guide to the Guide", a photo index of typical types of fish. For example, if you see something like a whiting, and find a fish like it in this index, it leads you to a page of whiting. Therefore, other whiting can be found in that part of the book. Grant's Guide to Fishes is well-known across the country, and copies have sold in every state. It is an institution, and many readers have commented that no other book comes close to its quality and the ability to identify an Australian fish. The author, Ern Grant, spent most of his career as Queensland ichthyologist (fish scientist) and amassed an enormous knowledge and photographic record of Australian fish through his lifetime. He continues to write and update the book at age 90, and the latest 12th edition is a continuing evolution of this lifetime's work. Grant's Guide to Fishes is the culmination of a journey which can trace its origins in 1963. Asked by his mentors and seniors in the then Department of Harbours & Marine to produce a guide to commercial fishes in Queensland, Ern Grant wrote a small black-and-white production called Know Your Fishes. From this humble beginning came the first Guide to Fishes, produced also by the Queensland Government, and starting in 1965 with its first edition. This book had no photographs, but relied on the then-common method of identification through painstaking drawings by delineators (very skilled draftsmen/artists). However, Ern's contacts said: "Surely even a poor photograph is better to identify a fish than a great drawing?" And so began a lifetime of work in collecting a massive range of fish - in photographs. Many of these were hand-captured by net, line or chasing down over sand, mud or coral reefs and collecting by hand-scoop. The second edition in 1972 received the benefit of the first set of these photographs, and the Government editions ended in 1982 with the fifth edition of Guide to Fishes. Initially unable to gain permission to update the Government Guide to Fishes once in retirement, Grant went on to produce a brand new book, Fishes of Australia privately in 1987, and Corals of the Great Barrier Reef in 1991. This new private production of the Guide, as Grant's Guide to Fishes, first appeared in 1993 with the sixth edition, and it and later editions achieved the same measure of public acceptance as before. Each edition is edited to take advantage of new technology, new photographs, and updated information on fish identification, groupings and maximum sizes. For example, Ern worked on the 12th edition for 6 years, and has continued evolving, updating and improving it over previous editions. This is a heavy book weighing 2.5kg. 
Price: 99.95 AUD
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Popular Mechanics Man Crafts: Leather Tooling, Fly Tying, Ax Whittling and Other Cool Things to Do, Editors of Popular Mechanics
5 Popular Mechanics Man Crafts: Leather Tooling, Fly Tying, Ax Whittling and Other Cool Things to Do
Editors of Popular Mechanics USA Hearst Communications 2015 1618371649 / 9781618371645 Hardcover New Book 17.8 x 12.7 x 2.1 cm 
This is a series of ten pamphlets given to the US army on their return from WW2, reprinted in a single volume. It offers mini instructional courses on skills that will entertain men of all ages and abilities. It is packaged in a vintage style and featuring the original artwork. As its servicemen returned home at the end of World War II, the US Army turned to Popular Mechanics to help them find new and lucrative occupations. A series of ten pamphlets was created, teaching skills that were 'fun to do and profitable too'. Reprinted here in a single volume, and featuring all of the original artwork, these mini instructional courses will entertain men of all ages, even if their workbench is really the living room coffee table! From leather crafts and bookbinding to block printing and cartooning, there's a hobby to be found here for anyone. More ambitious readers may consider learning coping saw techniques, or even axe crafts, which entail making rustic furniture and fixtures using a single hatchet. As charming today as it was industrious then, the book is packaged in a vintage style that authentically captures the 'can-do' spirit of the era. 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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Australian Fish ID Pocket Guide, Frank Prokop
6 Australian Fish ID Pocket Guide
Frank Prokop Australia Australian Fishing Network 2013 1865132284 / 9781865132280 Soft cover New Book 22.1 x 12.0 x 0.9 cm 
The Australian Fish ID Pocket Guide is an invaluable reference for any angler, freshwater or saltwater, wanting to identify their catch. It contains detailed descriptions and accurate illustrations of each fish, as well as diagrams of the best rigs to catch them. Includes freshwater sportfish, freshwater bait, sharks, estuary / surf species, reef species, pelagic species, invertebrate species and saltwater bait species. Whatever fish you’re chasing you’ll find all the information you need to catch it and identify it in the Australian Fish Guide. 
Price: 14.95 AUD
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Landbased Fishing Guide Brisbane Area Sunshine Coast to Gold Coast:  All the Top Landbased Fishing Locations, Nigel Webster
7 Landbased Fishing Guide Brisbane Area Sunshine Coast to Gold Coast: All the Top Landbased Fishing Locations
Nigel Webster Australia Australian Fishing Network 2013 1865132314 / 9781865132310 Soft cover New Book 21.0 x 15.0 x 1.0 cm 
The Landbased Fishing Guide to Brisbane Area features all of the top landbased fishing locations in the region, covering rivers, estuaries, beaches, piers and jetties. Each location has a detailed guide and photos, and there's also sections on knots and rigs, bait presentation and a fish ID guide. Featured locations include the Sunshine Coast, Pumicestone Passage, Moreton Bay, Moreton Bay Island & Beaches, Caboolture, Pine, Brisbane, Logan, Coomera & Nerang Rivers, Jacobs Well the Gold Coast and more! 
Price: 12.95 AUD
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Rex: My Life [used book], Rex Hunt
8 Rex: My Life [used book]
Rex Hunt Australia MacMillan 2002 0732911370 / 9780732911379 Soft cover Good Book Trade Paperback 
"Rex" is the blockbuster autobiography of one of Australia's best-loved and most colourful personalities - Rex Hunt. His book is Rex to the core - funny, earthy, refreshingly direct and, above all, deeply inspirational. "Rex" tells the story of a kid who struggled at school, but who found the drive and motivation to carve out a hugely successful career as an Aussie Rules player and then as a major media figure. Along the way Rex talks about his years in the police force, his national service, the dramatic legal case against his former manager after the disappearance of millions of dollars of Rex's hard-earned money, his loving family, and of course lots and lots of football and fishing. "Rex" is packed with anecdotes and insights into the worlds of AFL, radio and television and the characters Rex has come across in his extraordinary life. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia: A Guide for waters from the Abrolhos Islands to Lord Howe Island, Rick Stuart-Smith and Graham Edgar and Andrew Green and Ian Shaw
9 Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia: A Guide for waters from the Abrolhos Islands to Lord Howe Island
Rick Stuart-Smith and Graham Edgar and Andrew Green and Ian Shaw Australia New Holland Publishers 2015 1921517611 / 9781921517617 Soft cover New Book 21.0 x 14.0 x 2.2 cm 
Covering almost 1,100 species, often with multiple images for important life stages, this field guide represents the most comprehensive collection of the tropical fishes found on Australian reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Ningaloo Reef, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Many of the species covered are also found widely throughout the Indo- Pacific, from the Red Sea, up to Japan and across to French Polynesia, and travellers will also find this book handy, particularly for popular tropical South Pacific destinations. Authors Rick Stuart-Smith, Graham Edgar, Andrew Green and Ian Shaw have decades' worth of collective experience studying and photographing reef fishes around the world. 
Price: 44.95 AUD
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