The perfect handy guide to identifying our most common fresh and saltwater fishThis introductory, species-by-species guide to 160 of the most common freshwater and saltwater fish in northern Europe is the perfect book for helping you identify fish and learn more about the most common species. It is ideal for people who enjoy to fish as well as those looking for an introduction to the biology and identification of fish.; Advice on how to identify and classify species* Introduction to the natural history of fresh and saltwater fish* General information, such as left and right handedness of flatfish, as well as specific information on each species, detailing where it can be found, its habitat, what it eats and its colourEach entry is illustrated with a photograph of the fish in its natural habitat and artwork to emphasise details and colouring. From sharks and rays to mullet, trout and salmon, Gem Fish is a concise, easy-to-use guide to the wildlife of our seas and rivers.
Michael Pritchard was born in England, and currently lives in Holland. Before his retirement he was a journalist and sportfishing consultant and he has authored, edited and co-authored 16 books on sportfishing and species recognition, including Collins Encyclopedia of Fishing. As a director, camerman and author he has been involved in the making of twelve documentaries about fishing around the world. He currently teaches ceramics in an arts centre. His hobbies include the Natural History of fish and aquatic mammals, sportfishing, and each year he travels to the Atlantic coast of Ireland.