Some things never change, some do. read on.

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Some things never change, some do.  read on.

In our first enthusiasm, the temptation to slay fish beyond our real requirements is, I suppose, understandable , but at this point we should take an objective look at what the future fishing would be like if everyone behaved in this manner

A review 1950's booklet. Saltwater Angling in New Zealand by  R B Doogue

Some things never change, some do.  read on.

On fishing reels;

" It is almost invariably happens that the cheap gear is soon discarded making the initial cost of that equipment just that much higher"

" It is very necessary to ensure that the reel you buy has a backing of after-service for spare parts."

 

On rods;

" In recent times a perceivable improvement has been noted but i still harbor doubts of there [fiberglass rods] durability under hard fishing"

" One reliable medium[ rod]  therefore remains - the six strip split tontine cane rod"

" it pays therefore to check the inner surface of the tip and rings from time to time"

 

On fishing line;

" Fish have become educated to the potential dangers of a cord line but do not appear as yet, to appreciate the lethal properties of a nylon line.

" After beach visit to the beach, rinse it [ your reel] in hot water and clear benzine {petrol!]

 

Favorite excerpts:

"All beach fishermen should follow the practice of the early maoris and not litter a good fishing place with fish heads , guts and scales."

"Employ the lightest gear consummate with your skill and typo of game you are after"

lastly;

In our first enthusiasm, the temptation to slay fish beyond our real requirements is, I suppose, understandable , but at this point we should take an objective look at what the future fishing would be like if everyone behaved in this manner. [sic] All of us want posterity to enjoy this sport as we have enjoyed it , but unless some control is exercised, this certainly will not be.