Saltwater Sportfishing – A new approach for New Zealand Anglers

Saltwater Sportfishing - A new approach for New Zealand Anglers
Saltwater Sportfishing - A new approach for New Zealand Anglers

Saltwater Sportfishing – A new approach for New Zealand Anglers 

Despite what some anglers think, there are still fish around our coasts. But they are harder to find and harder to catch. Modern conditions demand a modern approach: fishing as a quality rather than a quantity experience –  saltwater sportfishing.

Sportfishing can be enjoyed, says the author, by “everyone fishing off jetties, rocks and beaches, or out in dinghies and runabouts. All that is needed is a little knowledge, and that is where this book comes in.

It offers comprehensive advice on the techniques new to New Zealand – with jigs, lures, and saltwater fly and ultralight tackle.

It tells you how to make your own rods to save money and suits your needs, and how to find and then catch fish. There are chapters on ground baiting, bait gathering,  neglected fish species, boats and trolling, and some of the problems which arise at sea.

Sam Mossman has been fishing for 25 years and writing about it for 10 he has much to say, and says it authoritatively yet reader blee and with great good humour. Capital letter all Anglers will find this the most important book on their sport to emerge in years.

Chapters

  1. Beginnings
  2. Where, when and why
  3. With bait
  4. Bait gathering
  5. Ground baiting and finding school fish
  6. The bite and the strike
  7. Livebaiting
  8. Boat and boating
  9. Lure fishing 
  10. Playing the fish
  11. Land-based game fishing 
  12. Landing and handling fish
  13. Trolling
  14. Problems
  15. Light and ultralight fishing 
  16. Rod building
  17. Saltwater fly fishing
  18. Equipment and maintenance
  19. Sight at sea
  20. Neglected sportfish
  21. Sport fishing knots
  22. Conservation and management

Published by Heinemann Reed in 1985. Reprinted 1988, 1989, 1990. ISBN 0 07900 009 54 Size 184mm x 241mm. 167pp.

You may also like Serious About Gamefishing by Sam Mossman

and Sam Mossman’s Saltwater Secrets by Sam Mossman

and Serious About Gamefishing Bluewater Techniques for New Zealand by Sam Mossman

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