Hook Up On Snapper by Mark Kitteridge – Published in 2000 by Reed Books. ISBN 0 7900 0756 8. There are 127 pages in this edition. Size 240mm x 184 in paperback. There are 8 colour pages and a huge number of excellent black and white illustrations.
Snapper is the ﬁsh everyone wants to catch. They’re not hard to ﬁnd, they’re exciting to catch, and they’re great to eat.
Mark Kitteridge shares his experience and expertise in this, his ﬁrst book. From basic equipment to casting techniques and tips on matching tackle, to location and conditions, HOOK UP ON SNAPPER is chock full of useful information for beginner anglers.
More experienced anglers will ﬁnd useful information that will give them the edge over those who are less prepared. And the bait recipes at the end of the book are intriguing – double trouble pillie, anyone?
Mark began ﬁshing for eels, cockabullies and ‘crawlies’ in the creeks of the Hutt Valley; nowadays, anything that swims is in danger. Between ﬁshing trips he works at New Zealand Fishing News as their assistant editor. He has won many ﬁshing contests, mostly for snapper and kingﬁsh, and holds several national and world records, including one for the heaviest ﬂy-caught yellowﬁn tuna in the world: a ﬁsh of 37 kg (82 lb), taken on a 10-kg tippet. Mark’s future ambitions include catching a snapper over 14 kg (30 lb). See also Hook Up On Kingfish by the same author, and Knots, Rigs and Baits – A Kiwi Guide, by Mark Kitteridge.
Mark has written a number of very good practical and well illustrated books on Fishing in New Zealand that I can highly recommend – Allan Burgess – Editor of Fishingmag.co.nz.