‘The Beginner’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing’ by Pauls Adamson

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reviewed by Noah Woolhouse, Room2, Year 6, Green Bay Primary 

Firstly, what was appealing to me was the cover and the title because I like hunting and fishing.

The content of the book covers interesting topics such as

(Hunting related)

  • how to stay safe with a firearm and how to clean a firearm
  • how to skin a rabbit and it has a recipe for rabbit nuggets
  • the parts of a shotgun and how to load a shotgun.
  • where to shoot a bird
  • the best way to catch pests
  • a recipe of possum stew

(Bush craft related)

  • a list of equipment you should take with you in the bush and strategies for crossing a river and how to tie a bowline knot
  • what different knifes look like and it gives a basic description of what they are used for
  • a recipe for goat stew
  • a range safety rules

(Fishing related)

  • how to tie a hook on to a fishing line and it shows you the parts of a hook
  • the parts of a fishing rod and it tells you about surfcasting
  • the fishing regulations and it gives you a recipe for barbeque parcel of fish
  • some different fishing lures and it gives you a recipe for baked whole trout
  • what equipment you need for white baiting and it has the white bait regulations and a recipe for white bait fritters.

I liked the book a lot, because it is about what I like to do.

I learnt how to cross a river and gained more knowledge on bush craft.

I enjoyed the recipes and I will try the “BBQ Parcel of Fish” first. The others I am not sure about trying and I am not sure how to organise the ingredients.

The illustrations/photos were quite clear and supporting the information in the text.

I would buy this book and keep it at home for looking up information, especially to have a look before I go hunting or fishing to remind myself of the correct equipment, the techniques, safety rules and regulations.

In conclusion I think book was very good and I really enjoyed reading it.

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