A Living From Lobsters.
Surrey, Fishing News Books Ltd., 1979. 14 x 21.5 cm. 67 pages, with 17 illustrations. Original softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear, including sunning to spine and front jacket. Inscribed with previous owner’s name.
Includes for example the following chapters: My Kind of Creel, Finding a Ground, My Method of Working, The Boat – Selection and Maintenance, Propulsion Hazards – Prevention and Cure and Weather Lore/ Working Costs/ A Lesson in Transporting Lobsters/ Marketing/ Converting a Ship’s Lifeboat/ Make a Close Inspection/ Moorings/ Fair Weather Fishermen/ Painting The Hull/ Carburettor Trouble/ A Sub-stantial Story/ Northerly Winds/ Temperatures Lower/ Full Moon Storms/ Reading the Signs/ Tides and Swells etc.
The author had nearly twenty years’ experience of lobster fishing when he found that his success was provoking questions from other fishermen. He then decided the answers should be available in book form. He saw the book as a foundation on which should be built the business of the newcomer who could adapt the methods described to suit individual needs. This has proved to be the case over many years, to the benefit of many lobster fishermen. He covers all the main points in detail, describing methods of finding lobster grounds, methods of working, boat selection, and maintenance, propulsion methods and hazards and weather lore. In his conclusion the author recalls the hard times of fishing as well as the good and gives much sound advice to would-be lobstermen. [From jacket notes]