One Hundred Years of Trout Fishing in New Zealand
Compiled by John Parsons and Bryn Hammond
Published by The Halcyon Press. First Published 1999. ISBN 0908685 99 8. 179pp. No illustrations. 240mm x 185. Soft Cover
At the end of the twentieth century, it is appropriate to look back and reflect on the past one hundred years of trout fishing in New Zealand. The compilers, well-known angling authors, John Parsons and Bryn Hammond, have gathered together one hundred items by almost one hundred authors that demonstrate the wealth of trout fishing that has been and is available in New Zealand.
Starting at 1900 the earliest item (from `Notes on Salmonidae and their Home in the Far Pacific’ by A J Rutherfurd) and each of the chosen items explores attitudes and experience over the century up to the most recent, published in 1999. They have been gathered from New Zealand and overseas writers, the familiar and the unknown (at least in New Zealand), some published in Europe, Australia and the United States, which without the research of the compilers, both passionate anglers and bibliophiles, might never be brought to the attention of the reader.
The book is a celebration of one hundred years of New Zealand trout fishing and a fitting book to be the last published by the Halcyon Press in the twentieth century