Volcanic Trout – A Complete Guide to Fishing The Taupo Region
by Brendon Mathews
A Shoal Bay Book first published in 2003 by Longacre Press Ltd, Dunedin, New Zealand. ISBN 1-877251-27-5. Size: 240mm x 170mm. 223pp total. Excellent colour photographs on almost every page. Also numerous maps. Soft cover.
“Brendon Mathews’ book will become an essential companion for the thousands of anglers who seek high adventure in Taupo waters every year. Brilliantly illustrated with 200 full-colour photographs and maps, there is no facet of the fishery that this book doesn’t cover – from an introduction to the region’s violent and explosive past, through the natural history of brown and rainbow trout and a detailed description of all the lakes, rivers and streams in the region, to fishing equipment, methods and techniques.
Taupo’s secrets are revealed: discover not only the best way to go about catching those big trout but also where to go to find them. Along with this, the author offers advice on keeping, eating or releasing your catch, how to protect the resource, and general information on guides, charter services, accommodation, and all the other practical aspects so essential for a successful expedition to the Taupo fishery.
More than 20 years have passed since a comprehensive book was last written on the marvellous Taupo trout fishery. Since then the pools in the great rivers running into the country’s largest lake have changed radically, as have fishing techniques and even the regulations, which seek to ensure that the fishing remains at the highest possible standard.
Volcanic Trout is a timely, authoritative and beautiful book. “