Title: Living the Dream – Born to Fish II (The Ski-Boat Years)
Author: Patrick Garratt
Size: 195mm x 130mm 298 pages
“Only a person with an intimate knowledge of fishing along South Africa’s eastern coastline could have written this book. The author covers offshore angling techniques in great detail, and his reading of the sea conditions at surf launch sites on the KZN coast is extremely well described. The narrative follows four main characters as they mature and start fishing offshore, eventually purchasing their own ski-boat. Any offshore angler reading this excellent book will recognise in the stories of the four young anglers the incredible joy of their own experiences of offshore boating and fishing” – Erwin Bersik, Publishing Executive Ski-Boat Magazine; past president of the Natal Deep Sea Anglers Association; awarded Natal, Springbok and Protea colours for deep sea fishing.
“More than a story, this book is an education. The true-to-life experiences of the characters, the places it describes, the mountain of information, and the insight into the scientific world can only be portrayed in such graphic detail by a writer who has lived these experiences. Living the Dream: The Ski-Boat Years is a must for everyone with a passion for the environment and angling. If we ignore its lessons, the book may well become a reference to our past.” – Rob Naysmith, a ski-boater all his life. Started a charter fishing business in 1993; represented WPDSAA for many years as an angler and skipper; currently runs a fishing charter and his own boat building repairs and retail business.
“Pat Garratt’s life experience, passion for the ocean and love for fishing all come together in Living the Dream: The Ski-Boat Years. A collection of fishing adventures I thoroughly enjoyed reading and recommend to all.” – Dave Christie, Marine Biologist; founder of Two Oceans Sport Fishing Charters; owner of Big Catch Fishing Tackle and all-round angler.
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