To celebrate twenty five years of writing "Stinker's" fishing column in the Port Stephens "EXAMINER", local identity John Clarke has gathered together a collection of old articles, stories, modern techniques and awesome photographs. The result is John's fifth book "FISH Port Stephens" which is a must read for anyone considering dropping a line anywhere between Stockton Beach and Broughton Island.
Rather than reprint his first book "Somethin' Fishy", which was written in 1998 and has been unavailable for some years, John has chosen to select certain passages from the old book and combine them with current methods used by the new generation of recreational fishers. The colour photos that have been selected graphically display the beauty of the islands, beaches and the Port not to mention the amazing fish.
"FISH Port Stephens" gives the reader an insight into the character of the author through the introductory chapters which could be considered autobiographic. The fishing information, spread throughout the book, has been gathered over many years from the very best local fishermen. The most popular and productive offshore GPS marks have been printed for those who simply wish to catch a fish.