First appointed as Pikelines editor in 1985, James went on to found Pike & Predators - the first and only newstand magazine about fishing for pike and other predatory fish.
A keen boat angler based in Lancaster, James admits he is drawn to fishing afloat and the more technical side of things.
"The book's mostly about boat fishing and fishing big waters, with a bit of lure fishing thrown in," he said.
"It's mainly to get people thinking about their pike fishing, the tackle they use and what the pike are actually doing."
The 177-page book covers most methods of modern pike fishing.
You can get it from Predator Publications for £9.95 (plus £1.50 postage) from Predator Publications Ltd, Newport, East Yorkshire, HU15 2QG.
You can also buy it online from www.carptalk-shop.co.uk.