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Fishing the Delaware Valley

u0022Despite the plethora of piscine literature,u0022 say the authors of Fishing the Delaware Valley, u0022we have tried to create a book unlike anything else on the market. With our approach that fishing is a major entertainment endeavor and that it is a family activity that can be pursued within fascinating historical and culinary settings, we have tried to demonstrate that, most important, fishing is serious fun.u0022 The Delaware River is the last major free-flowing river in the eastern United States Drawing on their cumulative century of angling experience, the authors range through the 14,000 square miles of the Delaware River watershed, with offshore visits for saltwater fishing along the New Jersey coast. All the places they talk about are within three-and-a-half hours of Philadelphia by car. Besides giving directions to their favorite spots, the authors regale the reader with comments about what to expect of each place and how to make the most of your visit. Along the way they mention and frequently evaluate nearby tackle shops, restaurants, taverns, historical and scenic attractions, and even shopping opportunities. Throughout, they share their own experiences with the reader -- both the pride of spectacular catches and the embarrassment of spectacular follies. One of the authors admits to breaking a new rod in a restroom door. Another tells about having to be rescued from a midriver rock by the very anglers to whom he had just bragged about his accomplishments. They spice their descriptions with apt quotations adn finish it off, like a truly successful fishing day, with their favorite recipes. This is a book with something for everyone from the novice to the expert. Even non-fishing friends and family members will welcome the authors' suggestions for things to do while waiting for their loved one to land the perfect trout or will be entertained by the stories about those incomprehensible people who flock year-round to the Delaware Valley's lakes, ponds, streams, and coastal waters.
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CONTENTS Foreword Introduction Some Basic Principles Freshwater Fishing in Northeastern Pennsylvania Wayne County and the Upper Delaware River The Delaware River in the Poconos Areas and the Kittatinny Mountains Monroe County Lehigh and Northampton Counties Bucks County Philadelphia Montgomery County Delaware County Chester County Berks County Freshwater Fishing in Northern New Jersey Sussex and Warren Counties Hunterdon County Mercer-Monmouth Counties Freshwater Fishing in South Jersey Burlington County Camden County Gloucester County Atlantic County Cumberland County Cape May County The Delaware Bay Coastal Seawater Practical Tips for Saltwater Fishing The Joy of Surf Fishing Cape May County Atlantic County Burlington County Crabbing Appendix Index

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Fishing tales from the Delaware Valley

About the Author

George H. Ingram Jr. is a Temple University administrator and freelance outdoors writer who lives on the Delaware and has published hunting and fishing articles in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania Game News, and other magazines and newspapers. Robert F. Marler Jr. retired as a Temple University professor of English in 1994 after teaching at the institution for twenty-eight years. A long-time fly fisher, he lives on a farm in Benton, Pennsylvania, not far from Fishing Creek, with his wife, Jan; daughter, Mary Beth, and an aging Chevrolet pickup truck. Robert R. Smith retired as Dean of the School of Communications and Theater at Temple University in 1996, after serving in that position for almost eighteen years. An avid fisher, he is an authority on the literature of fly fishing who now resides on Trout Farm Lane in Plympton, Massachusetts, with his wife, Suzanne.


"A well-written guide to sandwich joints in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with almost as much information about nearby fishing holes." --Philadelphia Magazine "This book, written by a Temple University administrator and two retired colleagues, has a little bit of everything: commentary on the authors' favorite fishing spots, evaluations of tackle shops, advice on nearby attractions where nonfishing family and friends can pass the time, and restaurant recommendations in case you don't get any keepers." --New York Times

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