Fish Suppers for Sailors
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You can't buy food this good. It's wild, organic, fresh and free.
A few fishing techniques for yachtsmen in British waters who want to bring something home from the sea. They are selected for their simplicity combined with a reasonable chance of success. There are many more productive methods open to the specialist angler but that's another pastime.
This is about fish suppers, not just fishing so read how to deal with the catch once you have it, how to prepare, preserve and cook your fish.
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Fishing with feathers and a hand line
Shopping list. How to set up a handline, which feathers to use, keeping the deck safe, knots to use, how to search different depths, how to attract fish other than mackerel.
Shopping list. Fishing from the tender.
Shopping list. Setting up for trailing, spherical leads, paravanes, trailing a sandeel, shad or other lure. Trailing speeds.
Buying tackle suitable for fishing in port. Setting it up. Catching smelt. Fishing at dusk and in the dark. Drifting.
Shopping list. Catching prawns in port. Keeping them fresh.
What have I got?
Identifying the commoner catches. What not to eat.
A few notes on keeping everything legal.
Handling the catch
Unhooking fish, killing fish, keeping fish fresh, gutting & filleting.
Some recipes tolerant of imprecise boat cookers and sea-cooks distracted by nautical matters.
Taking fish home
Transporting fish, freezing, cooking from frozen.
Troubleshooting, extracting hooks from clothing and flesh.
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