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  • SubGenre:Fishing
  • Language:English
  • Pages:254
  • eBook ISBN:9780983687962

Living Legends of Big Game Fishing

The Men and Their Stories

by Patrick Mansell

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A book like none other in sportfishing history has recently been created. This is a collection of stories written by today's biggest names in offshore fishing, the men we call Living legends of Big Game Fishing. Each of these living legends, the “who’s who” of big game fishing, tells his favorite stories of adventure after decades of experience in all the oceans of the world. The action never lets up as some of the greatest adventures in sportfishing history unfold.
To be recognized as a living legend a person would certainly have to do something very special. In any profession the legendary players use skill, brains, determination and what luck is handed to them to rise above all others in their field of endeavor. In very few instances could the road to greatness be more difficult to achieve than in the sport/business of big game fishing. Enthusiasts in this sport know all the big names, and the biggest of them have come together to create chapters of interest and excitement within this book. These are the men whose stories fill these pages: Ron Hamlin, Bart Miller, Peter Wright, Peter Bristow, Bobby Brown, Skip Smith, Bark Garnsey, Dennis “Brazakka” Wallace, Kevin Nakamru, Bouncer Smith, Billy Harrison, George Poveromo. Fire on Board the Premier Cru, The Underwater Wireman’s Club, A Marlin to Remember, Madness at the Buoy, The Story of 1656; these are just a few of the titles in this book. A dozen world famous professional fishermen tell their stories of victory, defeat, gladness and sadness during their decades on the bridge chasing big game fish in every ocean in the world.
About the author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Patrick Mansell was born in 1946 in New London, Connecticut, the son of a career Naval officer. He attended schools in Hawaii, Virginia, California and New York before graduating from the University of Miami in 1968 with a degree in Business Administration. He also has taken post graduate studies in the field of Marine Archaeology. During and after college Mr. Mansell was a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. For more than thirty years he earned a living in the real estate finance field, but his all-time passion has always been boating and writing. For more than half a century he has fished the waters of the northeast, and Florida Gulf Stream, and other parts of the world including the Caribbean, Central America and Hawaii. He makes several trips each year to his favorite fishing grounds, the Bahamas Islands. Mr. Mansell is the author of the Bimini Twist Adventure series of books, which includes Bimini Twist, Abaco Gold, Exuma Tide, Wave Dancer, and Kona Kai. He has also written and published two other adventure novels outside the Bimini Twist series entitled The Fathers Club and Diamonds and Cubes. Mr. Mansell complied, edited, and published a collection of stories from some of the world’s most recognized charter captains entitled Living Legends of Big Game Fishing, the Men and Their Stories. His professional, non-fiction works include many short stories and articles, and the full-length books Mortgage Banking and Residential Real Estate Finance, by the Masters of the Industry and Understanding Residential Real Estate Finance. As one of South Florida’s recognized authors he has lectured extensively on the subject of creative writing and publishing. Mr. Mansell lives in Boca Raton, Florida.