If you’re looking to go boat angling, improve and catch more fish or even skipper an angling boat successfully then the latest publication from the RYA could be for you. Written by professional boat angler, Jim O’Donnell, who has vast experience of boat fishing around the UK and overseas, ‘RYA Boat Angling Explained’ tackles inshore and offshore boat angling techniques and helps answer questions that the uninitiated may find difficult. For instance, where should you start looking? Which hook should you use? And which bait is best?

Boat Angling ExplainedRYA Boat Angling Explained is split into three simple sections - (1) Safety, Choosing a Boat and Tackle, (2) Boat Angling Method and (3) Popular Species and Basic Fishing Techniques. By following the tips provided, it aims to put you in a position to catch no fewer than 24 of the most common fish in British coastal waters.

RYA Publications Manager, Steen Ingerslev, explains: “Jim has done a superb job in tackling the most important questions from choosing a boat and tackle to popular fishing techniques, alongside some stunning and informative illustrations. This really is a potent mix and one that will certainly make you a more successful boat angler. RYA Boat Angling Explained completes our popular boat angling series by looking at the skills for the more dedicated boat angler rather than seamanship skills or what a cruising sailor will need to fish off the back of their yacht.”

If you buy a copy of the new book before 31 August 2012 directly through the RYA, you could win yourself a year’s free subscription to popular UK fishing title, Boat Fishing Monthly. To enter, order your copy (£13.99 or £11.89 for RYA members) at the RYA online shop.