Drawing from more than four decades of fishing experience throughout New Zealand and the Pacific, Mike Rendle has written a book that will be loved by fishermen of all levels and ages but is targeted primarily at those who may be new to the sport.
It is a book packed-full of colour, description, diagrams and detail. If you don't know your ratchet from your reel seat, have no idea how to rig a softbait, or use a squid for bait, then you are going to love this book!
The style is easy to read, simple to follow and includes lots of tips and hints.
The book has three sections; the first covers all the information you will need on tackle and how to use it, fishing styles, baits and baiting, lures, filleting, fish smoking, and touches on other techniques such as torpedoes and kayaks.
The second section is all about fish identification. 60 common NZ fish species are featured, along with information on the where and how to catch them!
The final chapter is Where to catch them; in this section each area of the country is covered, providing essential information, information on local access, as well as a few suggestions for places to begin your quest.