Award-Winning Finalist in the Sports Category at the 2019 International Book Awards. Relive a colorful account of one man’s quest in the pursuit of striped bass while surfcasting along the rocky banks of the world famous Cape Cod Canal. The author, a retired Massachusetts District Court Clerk-Magistrate, has been published in newspapers and magazines, but this is his first book. He is extremely grateful to United States Congressman Bill Keating for taking time out of his busy schedule to write the inspiring Foreword.
Included are personal stories, humorous anecdotes and breath taking photographs by highly acclaimed and widely renowned photographer John Doble. Enjoy detailed fishing strategies and in depth interviews with some of the legendary anglers who have contributed to making the Canal a well-known surfcaster’s paradise. See why people travel a great distance not only to fish, but to walk, run and ride bikes down the service roads bordering the powerful currents of the storied Cape Cod Canal.
“East End Eddie understands Canal culture-the characters, scenery, legends and laughs.” – Kevin Blinkoff, Executive Editor, ON THE WATER
“Ed is an accomplished canal surf fisherman…” – Charley Soares, full time author, newspaper columnist & guide
“Doherty’s writing demonstrates the excitement of surfcasting.” – Nick “Sunshine” Tokman, deckhand as seen on Discovery Channel’s DEADLIEST CATCH
“I find Doherty’s work simple, clear and refreshing.” – D.J. Muller, author, speaker & surfcasting guide
“East End Eddie Doherty reveals what makes up the mind, body and soul of a true Canal Rat.” – Toby Lapinski, Editor, THE FISHERMAN MAGAZINE
“Eddie Doherty is a great fisherman and a gifted story-teller, whose love of the water radiates from every page.” – Ted Widmer, former WHITE HOUSE speech writer for President Bill Clinton