This fine, funny, beautiful book should be on the shelf of every fisherman - and woman - and their long-suffering friends and family. If you think fishing is a simple matter of casting off from a river bank with rod and reel, or dropping a hook and line over the isde of a dinghy, you're in for a shock. For award-winning write... read more
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
|Author:||Bob South et al|
This is a flyfishing book like no other in New Zealand. Most rely solely on the expertise and experience of just one person - namely the author. Such books are not a bad thing. But by their very nature, they can be limited, even insular. A more compelling learning environment requires widening the experience and the knowledge... read more
"My fly box soon contained many famous patterns, but when opening it down by the river, I often couldn't remember which fly was which, let alone which fly to use."
Laurence Christie didn't become a trout angler in his formative years, and as the quote above indicates, was soon struggling with the complexiti... read more
This is up-to-the minute advice on doing it right and being successful. Catch More Snapper is just that - how to catch snapper and do it every time you go fishing.
With disarming honesty and freshness, Derek Grzelewski has written a highly readable account of his year dedicated to fly-fishing in New Zealand, relating the highs and lows, and the intricacies and finesse, of pursuing trout in the wild places and pristine waters he loves so much. The thrill of close encounters with this elu... read more
Every boat in New Zealand should have a SpotX NZ Fishing Knowledge book onboard. This is the forerunner to a new range of books SpotX is producing on the 'How to's' of each sport and activity to compliment our successful 'where to' Outdoor guide book series. The new Fishing Knowledge book is a no-nonsense 'how to' book ... read more
Once the domain of anglers with big expensive game boats, game fishing today is possible in even a trailer-boat. As a result, more and more anglers are discovering the delights of offshore fishing and catching huge fish from small boats. Armed with The Complete Guide to Game Fishing, you will know how to find, identify, hook ... read more
|Author:||Gareth Morgan & Geoff Simmons|
We've been sold the idea that New Zealand has the best fisheries management in the world. This book sorts through the myths from the realities and finds that such an accolade belongs to only part of our fishery. And then who cares, if the global fishery scene is so dire, that it poses a threat to the ocean's biodiversity - an... read more
A handy waterproof quick reference guide to 15 fishing knots.
A factual reference book of important information from the top experts in the industry, written for all fisherman and boat owners giving expert tips on:
89 pages of Fishing & Boating How-to
Tides throughout NZ from Dec 2011 to Feb 2013, 2 years (3 summers)
Soft bait fishing with knots and rigs nee... read more
Jump aboard as famed New Zealand fisherman Sam Mossman shares tales of adventure from his lifelong fishing OE. Sam takes us on many memorable fishing journeys around New Zealand and the world - Hawaii, the South Pacific Islands, Australia, the US, Canada, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia - exploring watery hots... read more
A collection of thrilling fishing tales that will take you to 100 remarkable fishing destinations from Alaska to Australia From epic offshore battles to the peace and calm of fly fishing, this stunning coffee-table book will inspire and excite with tales of adventure ranging from secret African rivers to idyllic tropical isl... 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
John Angus is a successful billfisherman, dedicated to fishing for marlin. His confessions relate to the singleness of purpose and the drive to catch one of the most elusive fish off the New Zealand coast. He brings the long hours of trolling, the urge to fish for the giants of the oceans and those moments of madness when the... read more
Alain Jorion is the first New Zealander to have captured the 'grand slam' of game fishing, comprising a top-class specimen of each of the big game fish -- the billfish slam of black marlin, blue marlin, striped marlin, shortbilled spearfish and broadbill swordfish, and the tuna species (bluefin, yellowfin, bigeye, albacore an... read more
Trout's Larder takes the reader on a tour of New Zealand, looking at the range of creatures that are food for trout. Trout stream insects and other prey are examined in detail, with stunning photos of live specimens in their natural setting. Included is information about the creatures, including their behaviour, environment a... read more
Trevor Hawkins is an expert fly fisher as well as being Australiaâs premier angling artist. In this very informative book Trevor has illustrated all the knots, rigs and leaders required for both fresh and saltwater fly fishing. They are easy to follow and clearly staged so anyone from a beginner to expert can follow the pro... read more