Vendor
Benevento Publishing
Published by
Benevento (March 2019 )
Current material
✦ English sample translation available
Original language
German
Original title
Fisch verliebt
Themas
Biography: adventurers & explorersFishing, angling
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HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER

What Fishing Taught Me About Life. The first German book on fishing by a young woman

by Kottmann, Heike

»Fishing means moving cautiously through the reeds, looking out onto the water patiently, and maybe even taking a fish home in the evening. Fishing means hunting, it’s an examination of intuition and basic instincts, and a profound encounter between spirit and nature. But fishing is also the greatest fun and the wildest adventure and you get to know yourself. Fishing has changed my life.«

A side job at a fishmonger’s leads to a crazy idea: Why not catch your fish yourself? Sitting outside by the lake, with the silence behind you and the sun in your face, holding the fishing line ca- sually—that is how journalist Heike Kottmann imagined fishing. And so, she sat in a stuffy club house for one summer, studied fish species, fishing techniques, spawning seasons, and minimum

landing sizes, learned how to club a fish expertly, why the best bait smells of garlic and why it’s best to fish at a trout farm.

But not only that—she listened to chubby Fritz’s corny jokes, and ever since then she knows what it means

to stake your claim as a young (and often the only) woman in a male domain. With passion, wit, and an explorer’s spirit, Heike Kottmann relates her adventures with fishing rods and landing nets, her fascination with the world under water, and reveals what is probably

the most important realization: that in fishing, it’s not always about the catch. Heike Kottmann has got luck

on her hook—and is patiently waiting for the next bite …

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