New Zealand Sea Fishing: From Rock, Beach, Estuary and Boat


New Zealand Sea Fishing: From Rock, Beach, Estuary and Boat


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Fishing is one of New Zealand’s most popular recreational activities. Throughout the year more than one million Kiwis take the opportunity to fish for sport and fresh food to eat. It is an age-old activity that began in this country with the arrival of the Maoris and continued with the early settlement of the Europeans. Captain Cook caught his first snapper at Ship Cove in the Marlborough Sounds in 1769 and Tony Orman, a Marlborough local and author of the informative new book, Sea Fishing from Rock, Beach, Estuary and Boat (Hyndman Publishing), no doubt enjoys hauling up snapper for his dinner from much the same spot over 200 years later. In Sea Fishing Tony takes the reader on a journey through the diverse and often complicated nuances of sea fishing, including surfcasting, estuary fishing, fishing from rocks, small boats, lure fishing and saltwater fly fishing, providing simple advice on how to maximise the opportunity for catching that often illusive fish. Within each section Orman devotes time to outlining preparation including best times to fish (is it low or half tide), choosing your location depending on current flow or swirling, foaming water, and checking for access to th

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Dimensions 165 × 210 mm

Tony Orman

Author Bio

Tony Orman is a well-known author of some 20 books on fishing and hunting. Although he is a highly acclaimed writer on trout fishing, Tony also loves sea fishing where the variety of fish and the deliberate targeting several of the species with special fishing techniques heighten the challenge. He has served on national outdoor organisations, including the New Zealand Recreational Fishing Council as secretary and the president during the 1980s. Tony now lives in Marlborough where he and his wife, Bridget, enjoy the opportunities for saltwater sport and dining on freshly caught fish.



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