Catch That Trout! Fishing the North Island of New Zealand

Author(s): Ron Giles


Catch that Trout! is the complete guide to fly fishing for trout in the South Island of New Zealand. This book has been designed so that any angler, either from New Zealand or overseas, can quickly identify the type of water they prefer to fish; be it wild mountain streams or gentle lowland rivers. The best examples of these types of waters are given with expert advice on:access and directions, including detailed mapsthe most common trout food and the best flies to imitate themthe best fishing technique to use for that type of water.Also included is a comprehensive review of the specific trout fishing tackle, equipment and clothing that is the best suited to New Zealand conditions. No matter what your level of fly fishing expertise, this book will help you catch more trout.Ron Giles is the successful author of Hooked on Trout. He is currently writing a North Island version of Catch that Trout!

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Product Information

Ron Giles is an Auckland businessman who has been flyfishing for 30 years. During this time, he has travelled extensively on business around New Zealand and always taken along his flyrod. He has fished all the major trout rivers and lakes in NZ as well as a large number of trout waters known only to local anglers and their friends. This 'inside' information has seen him catch around 20 trout over the magic 10 lb (4.5 kg) mark. Several of these fish were caught in the waters described in the book including from the Flaxy Lakes, Boyle River, Ruakituri River, Hurunui River, Rough River and Lake Otamangakau. In fact, when Ron was doing some final checking in December on three South Island rivers, he caught a ten pounder from each of the three rivers he fished. These facts come from the records Ron has kept of every fishing trip; detailing weather, river conditions, trout hooked, technique employed and successful flies. Usually the flies are of his own making as Ron has tied his own flies right from when he first started fishing. His creations are eagerly sought-after by his angling friends, as his flies always seem to have a special appeal to trout. Ron has been a member of the Auckland Freshwater Anglers Club for 25 years and always enjoys the chance to swap fishing stories. These have provided the basis of his regular contribution of articles on troutfishing to fishing magazines. In all his writing, his aim is to inform but still entertain the reader. He has an easy-to-read writing style that enables him to keep the reader's interest even when writing about a very technical subject. Ron strongly believes that most anglers want a troutfishing book to tell them 'where to' and 'how to' catch trout. The great bulk of anglers are at the 'Intermediate' stage where they have fished the popular rivers and are now looking for new rivers and new challenges. Recent surveys have clearly shown that anglers all rate solitude and the quality fishing experience very highly. They are very upset to encounter other anglers so are looking for not-so-popular rivers in idyllic places. Ron feels that there are too few such books that specify rivers where this experience is possible. This book is his effort to fill the gap.

General Fields

  • : 9780790009100
  • : Reed Books
  • : Reed Books
  • : December 2003
  • : 242mm X 175mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ron Giles
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 235
  • : colour photos