I love this book.
I don't know much about fishing and wanted to learn the basics, and this book really lets you have it. I don't normally give glowing reviews of books, but I really like this one. It talks a lot about equipment and goes into way more detail than I needed, a lot of material about where to get certain kinds of fish, health problems associated with fish, etc, even about building storage areas into your boat for storing live fish. My favorite parts of the book were the basic fishing material, descriptions of common fish that you will be after, and especially the parts of the book that talk about catching fish and other animals in the shallows, at night, etc. It even talks about catching lobster, crabs, and weird stuff like sea cucumbers and things, using cast nets, lots of stuff. Great book.