The Numpties Guide to Fishing is aimed at those people who are new to the sport of angling. However, it is equally applicable to the more seasoned fisherman that has taken a short break from the hobby only to return and find that someone has not only changed all the locks but has moved the building as well.
Sea angling has undergone something of a revolution in the past few years, it has evolved into a fine science. Fish no longer just happen to bump into your bait and eat it to teach it a lesson, they follow predictable patterns of behaviour which can be read and exploited by the modern angler. You can no longer walk into a tackle shop and ask for a beach rod, without knowing exactly what fish it is you are going to catch with it. Bait presentation, another new buzzword, brings a need for culinary expertise into the anglers repertoire, and well, you can't just fish anywhere.