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RECREATIONAL FISHING GUIDE - ID CARD. For the North Island of New Zealand only.
By Fishermans Guide, Laminated card, 185mm x 264mm. Published 2012.
Fishermans Guide - A recreational Fishing Guide designed to help you identify your catch and keep you up to date with your bag limits. North Island only.
NZ$15.00 + Delivery.
AMAZING FISHING STORIES.
By Paul Knight. Hardcover, 0.56kg, 158mm x 234mm, 250 pages. Published 2011.
Travel from Scottish streams to shark infested seas and from the frozen tundra to tropical reefs. There's every style of fishing, from the magic touch of the fly to blood and thunder battles with monsters of the deep.
Shiver at ghostly tales from the river bank and marvel at incredible exploits with rod and line. There are stories of the ones that got away as well as catches that set records.
Paul Knight has brought together a treasure trove of stories from a wide array of sources and invested them, with a drama and poetry that makes this essential reading for all fishermen, everywhere.
NZ$30.00 + Delivery.
BITE TIMES. Know when to fish and hunt
By OceanFun Publications.
This little book forecasts the daily feeding times of fish and game. Valid from September 2012 to September 2013. This is based on Solunar Times which list the daily times during which wildlife is most active so you will know in advance what time of each day of the year you can expect to find the best in sport which that day has to offer. It explains what Solunar times and periods are and how to use the tables.
NZ$8.50 + Delivery.
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,
NZ$25.00 + Delivery.
By Jim Whippy. Paperback, 0.4kg, 170mm x 210mm, 159 pages, colour photos.
There's nothing better than freshly caught fish for supper - and with this book to hand you won't even have to pay for it! Everyone who goes to sea harbours a romantics desire to catch their own dinner, and this unique handbook will show you how - whether on the move, at anchor or drifting. With step-by-step instructions, photographs, and handy tips, it shows how to set up your tackle, bait the line correctly and work the tide to the best effect.
basic equipment, baiting the line and setting it up
catching fish on the move, at anchor or while drifting - appropriate tackle, bait, depths and techniques
preparing fish for cooking - de-scaling, filleting and skinning
simple recipes for mackerel, bass, pollack, flatfish and others
fish identifier pages throughout, showing every type of fish that can be caught between Scotland and Gibraltar
With some basic equipment and expert guidance, you'll be ready to harvest some of the delicious treasures around you and experience the pleasure of fresh fish cooked aboard.
NZ$38.00 + Delivery.
CONFESSIONS OF A BILLFISHERMAN.
By John Angus. Pbk, 152mm x 233mm, 210 pages, full colour photographs.
John Angus is a dedicated billfisherman. Having gamefished all over the world, he moved his family to New Zealand four years ago just to enjoy the South Pacific's great billfishing.
His success as a billfisherman is almost without equal in New Zealand, with well over 100 billfish tagged and released including blue, black and striped marlin, broadbill swordfish and shortbilled spearfish.
Winner of the New Zealand Gamefish Council's Peter and Noeline Short Memorial Trophy for most tagged marlin and sharks and most tagged billfish for three years running, also the New Zealand Gamefish Council's Saul Trophy for most tagged gamefish. He and his son James, Team Primetime won the striped marlin section in the 2004 New Zealand National Tournament. As well he has numerous club titles and awards, including the Snooks and Lola Fuller Conservation Trophy.
Inside this book of "confessions" you will find exciting tales of battles with marlin to well over 1000lbs and arduous struggles with unseen monsters in the darkness, the "Holy Grail" for all billfisherman, the gladiatorial broadbill swordfish. The long hours of trolling, the determination required to fish far offshore come rain or shine, the urge to fish for the giants of the oceans and those divine moments of madness when a marlin strikes the lure are magnificently captured in this book by a gifted author.
A student of the history of big-game fishing, the author has produced a list of the biggest and most important rod and reel captures of broadbill swordfish since fishing began for them in the early 1900s. For the first time over, this unique and historically fascinating record is published in this book.
Was NZ$41.00 + Delivery.
Now $10.00 + Delivery.
OUTDOORS WITH GEOFF.
By Geoff Thomas. Paperback, 0.88kg, 185mm x 228mm, 303 pages, full colour photographs. Published in 2012.
Geoff Thomas is synonymous with New Zealand's outdoors and one of the best-known fishermen in the country. For years we have watched his antics on his popular TV show, Outdoors with Geoff - now some of his most exhilarating stories have been documented for you to savour and enjoy.
Ever wondered how spear-fishers find their catch, how to hunt for geese during an earthquake, or what the ABs did to let off steam during the Rugby World Cup? With boundless stories of adventure, Geoff and his mates take you on a journey around New Zealand and overseas, searching for the ultimate experience.
With handy tips along the way, such as the best way to work a slow jig, how to read the currents for snapper, or how to make Geoff's Wild Duck Soup, you too can find your own place in the outdoors. Or just sit back, relax and enjoy 100 of Geoff's greatest adventures!
NZ$40.00 + Delivery.
IN SEARCH OF THE ANGLER'S ELDORADO.
By Graeme Sinclair. Pbk, 190mm x 250mm, 184 pages, monochrome and full colour photographs.
Zane Grey started something with his book tales of the Angler's Eldorado - New Zealand; published in 1926. It squarely placed New Zealand on the international fishing map. The thrilling accounts of battles with giant marlin and sharks, and lyrical account of trout fishing in the pristine Tongariro River acted as a magnet for anglers, all over the world, drawn to this angler's eldorado.
For the last eight years Graeme Sinclair has been continuing what Zane Grey started as he has travelled New Zealand and the Pacific filming the ever popular Gone Fishin' TV programme. His travels have taken him to remote and pristine places in pursuit of the fish that inhabit those places. From the giant broadbill of the Middlesex Bank, to the trophy trout of Lake Okataina. The resulting programmes have told not only his audience in New Zealand but in eight other countries around the world about the superb fishing available to all in New Zealand.
In this his latest book he not only goes in search of the Anglers Eldorado but finds it and along the way meets a lot of interesting people and experiences some of the best fishing action ever recorded.
NZ$40.00 + Delivery.
LIVING LEGENDS OF BIG GAME FISHING.
By Patrick Mansell. Hardcover, 165mm x 243mm, 240 pages, monochrome photos.
To be recognised as a living legend, a person would certainly have to do something very special. In any profession the legendary players use skill, brains, determination, and what luck is handed to them to rise above all others in their field of endeavour. In very few instances could the road to greatness be more difficult to achieve than in the sport/business of big game fishing. Enthusiasts in this sport know all the big names, and the biggest of them have come together to creat chapters of interest and excitement within this book. These are the men whose work fills these pages:
Dennis "Brazakka" Wallace
Fire on board the Premier Cru, The Underwater Wireman's Club, A Marlin to Remember, Madness at the Buoy, The Story of 1656, these are just a few of the titles in this book. A dozen world famous professional fishermen tell their stories of victory, defeat, gladness, and sadness during their decades on the bridge chasing big game fish in every ocean of the world.
NZ$80.00 + Delivery.
DEPTH SOUNDER SECRETS.
By Rick Huckstepp. Paperback, 190mm x 260mm, 56 pages, colour photos.
As depth sounders (often called fish finders) become more sophisticated and the features and performance that was at one time only available in the top-priced units become available in even the inexpensive units, many anglers are at a loss to use and understand these machines. Depth Sounder Secrets by Rick Huckstepp describes at length and in detail with many examples of real screens: How sounders work
How to set them up
How they display the information that they receive from beneath the boat
How screen images relate to specific events in the water - the fish, the bottom and any structure above the bottom.
Learn how to pick fish and structure from the bottom, to identify the composition and fish-holding potential of the bottom.
This book not only tells you what you are actually seeing, but what you should be looking for if you want to find more fish.
NZ$31.00 + delivery.
TALES OF THE ANGLER'S ELDORADO, NEW ZEALAND.
By Zane Grey. Paperback, 178mm x 254mm, 228 pages, monochrome photos.
This is an old classic, first published in 1953 and reprinted in this very nice new edition.
It has great black and white photo's of guys showing off their big catch. One of the photos is of a world record 111 pound Yellowtail. They don't catch them like that anymore.
Zane Grey was primarily known for his Western novels, but he was also an avid fisherman. spending as much as 300 days per year on a boat, Grey caught fish of record breaking sizes.
In this book he takes the readers with him on a journey to some of the finest and most exotic fishing sites in the world and they are all right here in New Zealand. Grey fishes now-legendary streams as he pursues the monster swordfish off the coast of the New Zealand shores. It's an adventure story and a fishing story at once. It conjures up a image of New Zealand how it once was.
NZ$60.00 + delivery.
KNOTS, RIGS & BAITS - A KIWI GUIDE.
By Mark Kitteridge. Paperback, 250mm x 190mm, 208 pages.
This is a beautifully illustrated work. Its 208 pages contain a huge number of excellent photographs that serve to bring the text to life. There are also plenty of very good line drawings which show in detail the rigs and how to bait them for best results. I guess what I am saying here is that this book is so well illustrated it is worth the cover price for the pictures alone. You are sure to get plenty of ideas, tips, and useful information from the illustrations without even reading the very informative text.
This is quite a substantial book covering the best rigs to use in almost every sea fishing situation you are likely to encounter in New Zealand . From catching tiddlers from the wharf or jetty, spinning with lures for big and small fish, surfcasting, deep-sea angling and game fishing. The great thing about it is that it is simple and easy to understand with plenty of excellent stuff for the beginner up to the most experienced of anglers.
The section on tying the main fishing knots is very good. Master each of these and you will be well on the way to becoming a fishing “expert.” This is where the very good large format illustrations really come into there own. This book makes these 14 odd main fishing knots a breeze to follow!
NZ$40.00 + delivery.
FISHING FOR DUMMIES.
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$46.00 + delivery.
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