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Casting into the light : tales of a fishing life

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Large print edition.

Tales of a champion surfcaster: the education of a young woman hell-bent on following her dream and learning the mysterious and profound sport, and art, of surfcasting, on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Janet Messineo knew from the get-go that she wanted to become a great fisherman. She knew she was as capable as any man of catching and landing a huge fish. It took years--and many terrifying nights alone on the beach in complete darkness, in search of a huge creature to pull out of the sea--for her to prove to herself and to the male-dominated fishing community that she could make her dream real.

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Macedon Public Library LP BIO MESSINEO (Text)
Adult Biography
52121300649416
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Newark Public Library LP 799.1097 MES (Text)
Adult New Materials
52125300873090
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua LP 799.1 MES (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002872645
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03/06/2020
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643584560
  • ISBN: 1643584561
  • Physical Description: 446 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes recipes.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-444).
Formatted Contents Note:
The hook -- My beginning -- The journey begins -- Not a clue and a conger -- Learning to fish the North Shore -- Solitude and darkness -- My mentor -- History and controversy -- Fishing logs -- So many changes -- Fishing for keeps -- Derby dames -- Respect, secrecy, and fishing ethics -- Superstitions, quirks, and omens -- Tangling with the fly rod -- Delusions of grandeur -- PTFD (post-traumatic fishing disorder) -- Bad luck, good luck -- The grand slam -- The Dory Man: in pursuit of Skilligalle -- The art of taxidermy -- The squeaky reel -- Trash fish to gourmet cuisine -- Pass it on -- Losing another fishing buddy -- How to catch a fish: rules and exceptions -- A glimpse of my maker -- Favorite fish recipes -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography.
Summary, etc.:
Tales of a champion surfcaster: the education of a young woman hell-bent on following her dream and learning the mysterious and profound sport, and art, of surfcasting, on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Janet Messineo knew from the get-go that she wanted to become a great fisherman. She knew she was as capable as any man of catching and landing a huge fish. It took years--and many terrifying nights alone on the beach in complete darkness, in search of a huge creature to pull out of the sea--for her to prove to herself and to the male-dominated fishing community that she could make her dream real.
Subject: Messineo, Janet.
Women fishers > Massachusetts > Biography.
Surf casting > Massachusetts.
Surf fishing > Massachusetts.
Genre: Large type books.
Autobiographies.


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