Trout Stream Insects of New Zealand is a volume long overdue in New Zealand angling literature. It is fortunate that Norman Marsh, an uncompromisingly dedicated fly fisherman, is the first to attempt it. He is undoubtedly qualified having devoted more than forty years to the subject. Catching trout with his own imitations, an... read more
Fishing New Zealand covers over 100 of the best places for catching fish in New Zealand from kingfish off the ledges under the Surville Cliffs at North Cape to 4kg snapper in the inner Waitemata (on the edge of the channel on the 3rd red marker out from the Westhaven Marina) to fishing at Tolaga Bay at the end of NZ's longest... read more
This book outlines the various types of fish in rivers in New Zealand and how to fish them. Features plenty of technical information including tactics and flies.
New Zealand trout Frontiers ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ a journey of exploration through a range of venues, challenging myths along the way ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ is the kind of book you read when you can't go fishing, or when you'd like to go, but need inspiratio... read more
Crimp strikes again, another jarring blow to the funny bone. Following on from Whopper Fishing Tails more stories from a master story teller. Humorist and cartoonist Crimpy has been at it again in between his duties as a radio host fishing columnist and hosting the cooking segment on Gone Fisin' on TV. His exploits fishing an... read more
Big Game Angler John Angus writes yet more exhilarating stories of gigantic billfish battles from Kona, Hawaii to Palm Beach, Florida, from the Bay of Islands, New Zealand to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.
New Zealand has a worldwide reputation as a fly fisher's paradise. Renowned author and trout-fishing specialist John Kent has selected 20 of the very best lakes, covering both the North and South islands, and presents here, complete with stunning photography by David Hallett, a complete guide to New Zealand's premier fly fish... read more
A handy waterproof quick reference guide to 15 fishing knots.
The 2nd Edition of "Kayak Fishing: The Ultimate Guide" follows up on the best-selling success of the original with a completely updated look at the sport, which includes 50 per cent more content, stunning new photography, and segments from the 20 most influential pros. It helps you learn about: the necessary equipment; the fu... read more
A quirky, broad selection of Kiwis share their passion for fishing and for life. From trophies and near catches, to foibles, philosophies, obsessions and preoccupations, these fisher-folk share their unbridled enthusiasm for the sport. Entertaining and stunningly illustrated, this is the perfect present for those who dream of... read more
From the author's introduction: After many hundreds of guiding days and hundreds more on my own account I have come to some tentative conclusions about brown trout, but if anything I'm still just as confused now as I was when I caught my first one over 40 years ago. Sure, I've refined the process somewhat and I'm much better ... read more
The indispensable guide to catching fish. After many revisions, the last several decades ago, New Zealand’s most loved fishing book is being completely rewritten for the twenty-first century. Techniques, technology and resource management have changed so much in that time, for example metal jigs and softbaits were unhea... read more
Graeme Sinclair producer, writer and star of the ever popular Gone Fishin' writes candidly about his life and career. While many of his younger fans have only ever known him in a wheelchair, for the first 40 years of his eventful life he had the full use of his legs. Struck down with MS unexpectedly in his forties instead of ... read more
This landmark publication draws together all that has ever been written about the role of freshwater fishes in the lives of early Maori. Species such as tuna (eels), kanakana (lamprey), inanga and kokopu were of high importance in the traditional diets of Maori, who were well aware of the places and seasons in which these fis... read more
Soft-bait basics includes: Placing soft-baits on lead-head hooks, Placing soft-baits on worm-hooks, Lead-head rig, Worm-hook rig, Drop-shot rig, Weighted kingish rig, Hapuku rig, How to tie: A Bimini Twist, How to tie: A Yucatan knot, How to tie: A Back-to-back Uni knot, How to tie: A Palomar knot, How to tie: A Lefty's Loop knot.
This new all-color and updated edition of the famous L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing Handbook is based on the methods time-tested in the Bean Fly Fishing Schools. It covers the basic skill of fly casting and choice and assembly of tackle, as well as tips on safety, an introduction to the foods fish eat (and how to imitate them), a grou... read more
Introduces beginning fishers to equipment, bait, lures and knots, and explains where and when to fish.
Contains: Access to over a 1,000 freshwater fishing spots; Fishing tips from our local experts; Topographic maps showing access; Regulations, permits, contacts and seasons; Species available with commonly used lure or fly; Fly fishing, spinning, trolling, harling and coarse fishing.
Anthony Swainson has devoted more than half a century in search of the perfect day's fishing. His quest includes the rivers and streams of New Zealand, the raging East Coast seas and fishing trips halfway round the world. Tangled Lines is his collection of whimsical stories, relating his fishing odyssey.