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


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.