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An Angling Masterpiece
By Elizabeth Ginns Britten — March 2004
Five years in the making and in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Tuna Club, the Tuna Club Foundation, a nonprofit entity that supports conservation efforts and municipal programs in and around Catalina Island, California, has released its book, The History of the Tuna Club. Take one look inside this book’s hardbound cover, and you’ll immediately know why it took so long to debut. Its author, Tuna Club Foundation historian and IGFA trustee Michael Farrior, has put together the “most comprehensive history ever done on the Tuna Club and its role as the founder of modern-day big-game angling,” according to a press release.
And they’re not kidding. The 225-page masterpiece is the most complete, historical documentation of fishing I’ve ever seen. It includes everything from the origins of sportfishing, to never-before-published photos dating back to the 19th century, to the design and evolution of saltwater fishing tackle, and more.
The History of the Tuna Club makes a great coffee-table book and retails for approximately $114.75 (including tax and shipping); all profits go to the Tuna Club Foundation. Only 1,500 copies of this deluxe first edition will be printed, and just 1,000 of those will be available to nonmembers.
Available exclusively through the Tuna Club.
The Tuna Club requests that all inquiries come via e-mail (email@example.com) or via fax (310) 510-1782.
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This article originally appeared in the February 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.