Best book on Marine fish in WA

Can anyone tell me what the best book is to buy as a guide to the marine fish of WA. Where can I buy this book?

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when you say the best book

Fri, 2010-07-23 22:29

when you say the best book as a guide to fishing or identifying the fish.

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2 X Books

Fri, 2010-07-23 22:29

The Sea Fishes of Southern Australia by Barry Hutchins and Roger Swainson for down south and   Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South East Asia by Gerry Allen

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you beat me to it John, i

Fri, 2010-07-23 22:32

you beat me to it John, i was just asking a q then the first book you mentioned was going to be the one. great book for identifying just about every fish in southern oz

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Another

Fri, 2010-07-23 22:36

There is another smaller book, not sure if its still available,  The Marine and Estuarine Fishes of South Western Australia by Barry Hutchins and Martin Thompson that fills in a few gaps.

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Thanks for that, Seems like

Fri, 2010-07-23 22:36

Thanks for that, Seems like two long term FW members can't be wrong.  I basically want to identify the fish and if the book has some info as to max size, habitat, area etc. will be a bonus. Where do I go to buy these books. Will they be on ebay?

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Newsagent

Fri, 2010-07-23 22:39

Not sure about on ebay, try your local newsagent or book store, if they don't have it in stock they will be able to order it for you.

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Thanks, will do. Much

Fri, 2010-07-23 22:40

Thanks, will do. Much appreciated guys.

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i think you will find sea

Fri, 2010-07-23 22:48

i think you will find sea fishes of southern oz at Oceanside. saw one there last time i was in the store about 2 months ago. maybe do a bit of ringing around to a few tackle stores

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Is this the book?

Fri, 2010-07-23 22:46

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nah mate. the title is Sea

Fri, 2010-07-23 22:55

nah mate. the title is Sea Fishes Of Southern AustraliaSea Fishes of Southern Australia by Hutchins, Barry; Swainston ...

Online Used Books and Out of Print Books Finder BibliOZ.com.
www.biblioz.com/lp25762820248.htmlCached

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Nope

Fri, 2010-07-23 22:51

Not unless its got a new cover and name. Don't recognise that one.

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Good tackle shops or dive

Fri, 2010-07-23 22:54

Good tackle shops or dive shops usualy stock them

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Give me a few minutes, still

Fri, 2010-07-23 22:55

Give me a few minutes, still early

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follow this link and you

Fri, 2010-07-23 23:07

follow this link and you will see the books you are looking for.

 

 

http://www.museum.wa.gov.au/shop/publications/marine.asp

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Just can not find a pic on

Fri, 2010-07-23 23:08

Just can not find a pic on google. Will check the news agencies tomorrow morning.

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as i said ring around first

Fri, 2010-07-23 23:11

as i said ring around first save some leg work. try your local tackle store first

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http://www.bookfinder.com/aut

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Found one, the other one

Fri, 2010-07-23 23:23

Found one, the other one will have to wait till tomorrow. Thanks guys,

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Species ID books

Sat, 2010-07-24 00:22

The only books you need to own are The marine fishes of North West Australia, and the Sea fishes of Southern Australia, if you own both you will be able to ID most species without any hassle.

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Is this the book

Sat, 2010-07-24 12:35

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Yep

Sat, 2010-07-24 18:12

Yes thats the one for southern OZ , doesn't show fish that aren't caught north of Shark bay

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Thanks for that

Sat, 2010-07-24 19:00

Thanks for that

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Fishing The Wild West

Sat, 2010-07-24 18:06

Gday,

I asked the same question on another forum recently and heaps of people recommended  "Fishing The Wild West" By Ross Cusack and Mike Roennfeldt.

I have ordered it and it should be here this week....if you want to wait, I can let you know what its like later in the week hopefully.

Cheers

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hey jetski did you find the

Sat, 2010-07-24 19:49

hey jetski

did you find the book to buy local(perth)?

i would like a copie myself and if you have not ordered already maybe you could order 2.

let us know how much and where you are to catch up if possible?

i run all over the metro area in my truck so i could even pick the 2 up if it suits you better and you could pay me.

cheers ron

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Not yet, Phoned Tackle world

Sat, 2010-07-24 21:04

Not yet, Phoned Tackle world this morning but they are out, News agency near me does not keep the book. I can order online from Marine direct but they are about $30 + $9 postage. Will be cheaper to buy from tackle stores. Maybe Ill wait til they have the book. At least they give FW members some discount.

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Johan

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ID books

Sat, 2010-07-24 19:56

Hey Ron, I would have thought you would get them at any good tackle shop.
Maybe ask the site sponsors, and if they can't help I got mine from Tackleworld.

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cheers steve

Sat, 2010-07-24 19:59

cheers steve

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There is also Grants Guide to Fishes by Ern Grant

Sun, 2010-07-25 05:51

It is a mighty tome and covers most of Australia, I use the other small guides on the boat but Grants is something else in my opinion.