Fishing the Remote Coast
by Andy MacLeod
210 x 148 mm, 144 pages, including 16 pages of colour photographs, paperback. ISBN 9781869537968
‘It’s always a bonus to read a fishing book that takes you as close to the action as this one does.” Jim O’Brien.
There are lots of great places to fish around New Zealand’s coast, either close to home or somewhere more remote. The best thing is that you don’t need a boat to catch a nice fish for dinner or have an unforgettable fishing experience. The rewards of fishing from land certainly got Andy Macleod hooked.
Andy shares the enjoyment of catching tasty trevally and snapper for the table, as well as the buzz of landing highly prized species, such as kingfish — and the utter frustration of losing them. He and his fishing mates travel the country to places as far from civilisation as they can get in pursuit of their target species, from Spirits Bay in the far north to Cape Saunders on the Otago Peninsula, and even out to the Chatham Islands. This is a book of fishing stories and experiences, which challenges all fishers to venture outside their comfort zone and take their fishing skills to new places and to new levels.
ANDY MACLEOD has fished extensively from the rocks and beaches around the New Zealand coastline in search of a wide variety of fish, from humble table species like gurnard to that supercharged sports fish, the yellowtail kingfish. He is a regular competitor in national surfcasting and sport-fishing championships and in the club surfcasting championship in his hometown of Wellington.