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In Pursuit of Trout



In  Pursuit of Trout

Edited by Bob South

Size 220 x 155 mm

208pp, 72 colour photographs

June 2005

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In  Pursuit of Trout


Edited by Bob South



“Fishing gives the average bloke the perfect occasion to measure his own integrity. The rules are easily broken, the temptations great, the witnesses few, and the justifications for wrongdoing ample. What better circumstance to plumb the depths of one’s character.” – Paul Quinnett



As well as “plumbing the depth’s of one’s character”, fishing for trout is all about doing it well, about learning to catch more fish, about understanding and respecting the species we so discreetly choose to pursue. In Pursuit of Trout is a collection of 23 outstanding chapters, carefully plucked from river and lake fishing articles published over the last 13 years in 71 issues of the award winning Fish & Game New Zealand magazine. It comes on the heels of the well-received book, Bird Hunting, released last March as the first in an ongoing series of Fish & Game New Zealand Collection publications.

In Pursuit of Trout includes chapters about casting, nymphing, downstreaming, dry fly fishing, rivermouth fishing, stalking stillwaters, boat fishing, and even looks at the social behaviour of trout, as well as the facts and myths surrounding catch and release. If you wish to know how to attack “sexy” water, pocket water, pools, or just manage the correct drift, then this is a MUST read for you.

The book boasts contributions from a veritable Who’s Who of New Zealand freshwater fishing, not least Peter Church, Les Hill, Mark Sherburn, Tony Entwistle, Jack MacKenzie, Zane Mirfin, John Hayes, and David Moate. It also combines the talents of this country’s finest flyfishing photographers. Edited by Fish & Game New Zealand editor Bob South, In Pursuit of Trout provides an incomparable range of how-to knowledge that will entertain, inform, and educate anglers of all ages and abilities.