The local writer unpacks his quest for striped bass

ACUSHNET — 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.

Eddie Doherty fished the East End of the Cape Cod Canal so often that other fishermen started calling him East End Eddie. Thus, a nickname and pen name were born together.

The author, a retired Clerk-Magistrate, has fished the warm currents of the Gulf of Mexico as well as the powerful Atlantic surf pounding the rugged coast of Maine. He has surf cast along the striper coast all the way down to the clear tropical inlets of the Florida Keys.

Doherty has been published in Cape Cod Magazine, On the Water, The Fisherman Magazine, The Cape Cod Times, The Boston Globe, The Sun Chronicle, Coastal Angler Magazine, and the Congressional Record. This is his first book.

Included are personal stories, humorous anecdotes, and breathtaking photographs by highly acclaimed and widely renowned photographer John Doble. 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 are also included.

The author talk will take place on Monday, June 18 at 6:30 pm. The free event will be held in the Library Community Room at 232 Middle RD in Acushnet.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Acushnet Public Library.

Correction: In the print addition of this article, the date of the author talk was listed as Wednesday, June 18, rather than the correct date of Monday, June 18.