Fishing Books and DVDs, Page One.


  • How to Use an Echo Sounder/Fish Finder
  • The New Zealand Grand Slam of Fishing
  • New Zealand Fish Identification Slate
  • The Kiwi SurfCasting Guide
  • How to Catch Fish and Where #2
  • Fishing Impossible
  • Fishermen's Tales
  • Fishing for Dummies
  • ET's Ultimate Fishing Adventures
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    By John Adams. Paperback, 0.40kg, 185mm x 215mm, 123 pages. Colour photos, line drawings and screen shots.Second Edition 2018

    Packed full of over 130 images including screen captures, diagrams and full colour photos, this easy to read and understand book will help even the most experienced fisher gain more from their colour echo sounder/fish finder.This updated edition now includes Imaging Sonar and CHIRP.

    The principles outlined in this book can also be applied to all colour echo sounders.

  • Background to Echo Sounders
  • Understanding the Sounders and how they work
  • Fish Detection and dead zones
  • Using your Echo Sounder
  • Down Scan Sonar
  • Side Scan Sonar
  • Interpreting The Acoustic Images

    Written with the aim of "keeping it simple" John Adams has written a book for both novices and experienced fish hunters alike,The seven major parts (chapters) in the book are designed to encourage a sequential learning process, with one part seamlessly leading on to the next.

    John Adams lives in Perth where he manages the Fremantle Boat school.

    NZ$69.50 + Delivery.

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    By Alain Jorion. Softcover, 0.60kg, 160mm x 240mm, 200 pages. Published 2013.
    One man & the ultimate top ten game-fish challenge.

    Alain Jorion is the first New Zealander to have captured the 'Grand Slam' of game fishing, comprising a top-class speciman of each of the big game fish - the billfish slam of black marlin, blue Marlin, striped marlin, shortbilled spearfish and broadbill spearfish, plus the tuna species (Bluefin, yellowfin, bigeye, albacore and skipjack) - all caught under strict criteria set by the New Zealand Sportfishing Coucil.

    On the way to this incredible achievement he has had some amazing experiences and gleaned skills and knowledge from many people in the process. Winning the coveted 'Old man and the Sea' trophy (twice) and the Fisherman of the Year 2001-2002.

    This is the story of one man and his passion, and a true exponent of the words "Gone Fishing"..

    Was NZ$30.00 + Delivery.
    Now NZ$12.99 + Delivery.

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    By NZ Underwater. 150mm x 210mm, Double-sided single waterproof card.
    Single card, double-sided, with photographic images of New Zealand fishes. Ideal for keeping on the boat, or in a bag.

    This card is waterproof, and although catch limits and legal catch sizes are not shown, this is perfect for Identifying your catch or for reference.

    NZ$10.00 + Delivery.

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    By Andy Macleod. Softcover, 0.537kg, 150mm x 2310mm, 144 pages. Black & White and Colour photographs. Published 2014.
    In this accessible guide to surfcasting in New Zealand, Andy Macleod shares his vast knowledge of the country's inshore fishery. He covers all the essentials, including what bait to use, the best time of day to fish, and a few crafty tricks on how to catch fish as you are learning. Even if you are already an experienced (and successful) surfcaster, this book will take your fishing to new levels. (or greater depths). Chapter include:

  • NZ Fish Species
  • Surfcasting Regions
  • Choosing the spot
  • Working with nature
  • Tackle
  • Methods & techniques
  • Baits and bait presentation

    Andy Macleod is a Wellington based surfcaster and fishing writer. He is a regular columnist on land-based fishing in New Zealand Fishing News magazine. He competes regularly in competitions and has been a regional and national surfcasting champion. This is his second book.

    NZ$30.00 + Delivery.

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    By Mike Rendle. Softcover, 0.75kg, 210mm x 147mm, 327 pages. Published 2018. Photographs, drawings and charts.
    Following on from his first (hugely successful and bestselling) book of the series, Mike Rendle again draws on his five decades of experience as a professional and recreational fisherman, a fishing magazine editor and an author.

    In this edition, as well as covering big fish, there is an introduction to gamefishing (catching your first marlin), a section on trolling and jigging for trout, tackle maintenance, rod construction, lure fishing, safety, the environment and much more.

    The book includes a guide showing where you can target big fish, an identification section for our gamefish and tunas (which complements the extensive section included in the first book) and much more, such as preparing and processing skipjack tuna for bait.

    Packed-full of colour, description, diagrams and detail, this book is easy to read, simple to follow and includes lots of tips and hints.

    This is New Zealand Fishing for New Zealand Fishermen.

    NZ$35.00 + Delivery.

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    FISHING IMPOSSIBLE. Three Fishing Fanatics, Ten Epic Adventures
    By Blowfish, Charlie and Jay. Hardback. 200mm x 250mm . 255 Pages 1.05 kg. Colour Photographs. Published 2016
    Charlie, Jay and the Blowfish are three obsessive fishing buddies, each with their own area of expertise. Hatching plans for the weirdest, most extreme fishing trips imaginable, they head to ten fantastic destinations around the world. From spear-fishing in the Bahamas to bungee jumping in British Columbia, and dodging crocodiles in Kenya, their mission is to catch the uncatchable in the most entertaining and bizarre ways possible.

    These immersive, adrenalin-fuelled trips of a lifetime are ones most fisherman have only dreamed of, with responsible, environmental considerations at their core. Join the three mates as they head around the world to see marine life at its most exotic and extraordinary.

    NZ$45.00 + Delivery.

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    By Peter Jessup. Hardback, 0.3kg, 135mm x 207mm, 192 pages.
    If there is one thing the Kiwi fishermen enjoys almost as much as catching fish, it's telling stories about fish.

    Everyone has a 'fishy story'.

    Peter Jessup has been collecting such tales for more than 30 years as a writer and fishing enthusiast whose work has been widely published in New Zealand magazines and newspapers.

    Fishermen's Tales is a collection of his favourite stories, from the streams and coastlines of New Zealand to the rivers, lakes and seas around the world.

    As incredible as these stories seem, all of them are true,

    . Honest.

    Was NZ$25.00 + Delivery.
    Was NZ$10.00 + Delivery.

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    By Steve Starling. Paperpack, 188mm x 236mm, 405 pages, black & white illustrations.
    Want to dangle a line anywhere in Australia or New Zealand? On the way to becoming a successful angler, discover how to choose your tackle confidently, master rigs and knots, read your fishing environment, cast efficiently and take home more fish for the table - all while fishing with safety and sustainability in mind.
  • Find expert guidance - absorb Steve Starling's insider knowledge of fishing to develop your angling skills.
  • Build your fishing kit - discover how to choose the right tackle for the right fish, competently and without waste.
  • Increase your fishing knowledge - take advantage of myriad tips about constructing effective rigs.
  • Hone your craft - match your bait to the fish, cast with ease and reel them in.
  • Take on sustainability - immerse yourself in the new age of fishing; catch only what you need.
  • Prepare your catch - improve your skills in all areas of fish preparation, from gutting to filleting with ease
  • Cook like a pro - practise the art of simplicity in the kitchen to retain and release those wondrous fish flavours.
  • Investigate ten top fishing spots - take a trip to Steve Starling's top fishing spots in Australia and New Zealand.

    NZ$40.00 + delivery.

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    By Andrew Ettingshausen. Hardback, 1.84kg, 240mm x 275mm, 320 pages. Full colour photographs. Publ. 2017
    ET's Ultimate Fishing Adventures features Andrew Ettingshausen's favourite fishing destinations with hundreds of his wonderful images, essential tips and background stories of adventure.

    The ideal book for any casual fisherman who dreams of landing the perfect catch.

    Explore some of the most beautiful fishing destinations across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Isles with “ET” as your guide.

    NZ$55.00 + Delivery.

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