John Kent North Island Trout Fishing Guide
by John Kent
Photographs by Patti Magnano Madsen
Published by Reed Books, Auckland, New Zealand. ISBN 0143202677 (New expanded updated 2009 edition). First published 1989. Size: 215mm x 140mm. 210 pp total (1995 edition). Black and white photographs. New Colour Pictures (2009 edition) Lineart maps – 304 pages (New expanded updated 2009 edition).
John Kent’s North Island Trout Fishing Guide is a practical handbook that provides accurate, up-to-date information on trout fishing in the North Island of New Zealand. Kent draws on over 50 years’ trout fishing experience and a lifelong enthusiasm for New Zealand’s back-country and high-country fishing areas to provide an unparalleled guide for local and visiting anglers alike. The author has revised and updated this edition of the North Island Trout Fishing Guide to include additional rivers and all new photographs.
“This practical ready-reference handbook provides accurate up-to-date information on trout fishing in the North Island of New Zealand.
It is directed towards both local anglers and the increasing numbers of overseas enthusiasts attracted by New Zealand’s unsurpassed fishing opportunities.
The world-famous Taupo and Rotorua areas are described in detail. So are many lesser-known, more remote but equally rewarding backcountry waters. In fact, more than 300 streams and 60 lakes are considered in this useful guidebook.
John Kent, the author of the successful companion volume, the South Island Trout Fishing Guide, draws on over 40 years’ trout fishing experience and a life-long enthusiasm for New Zealand’s backcountry and high country fishing areas to provide an unparalleled guide for local and visiting angler alike.”
The latest 2009 edition is greatly expanded and updated. It has new Photographs by Patti Magnano Madsen including a block of 8 colour pages. There is much valuable information in this book for the travelling angler new to the North Island as well as plenty to interest the locals. Advice on the best times to fish, how deep the fish are likely to be, tackle to use, best flies, and so on would take you a lifetime to gather on your own.
“Don’t even think of going trout fishing around New Zealand’s North Island without a copy of this book. I highly recommend you get a copy. ” Allan Burgess – November 2009.