4WD Trout and Salmon Fishing in the South Island
by Tony Busch
Published by David Bateman Ltd, Auckland, N.Z. First published 2001 – ISBN 1-86953-495-6
Size: 250mm x 190mm. 164 pp total. Including many colour and black and white photographs, together with black and white line art maps showing places to fish.
“4WD vehicles bring the wilderness regions, and their trophy fish, within reach of everyone. Detailed access information and maps, tips and techniques for finding and catching trout and salmon, camping sites, equipment and tactics for fresh water fishing, make this book essential when planning your next 4WD fishing adventure.”
Detailed descriptions of the Waimakariri River, Hurunui River, Rakaia River, Rangitata River, Lake Dunstan, Opuha Dam, Fairlie. General information on 4WD trout fishing destinations in the Southern Alps, West Coast, North Canterbury, Southern Lakes and Mid Canterbury.
Tony Busch has lived most of his life in the South Island and as a boy, he spent his spare time fishing and hunting on the West Coast. From the mid-1970s, he has been a professional trout fishing guide specialising in helicopter trips into otherwise inaccessible waters.
Over the past 12 months, he has driven over 25,000 kilometres in 4WD vehicles to research and photograph the fishing spots described and plans to regularly update and enlarge this book. He is the author of Trout Fishing: A Guide to New Zealand’s South Island, which for over 15 years has been the trout fishing `bible’ for anglers in the South Island.”