Trout Fishing Guide to New Zealand’s South Island
by Tony Busch
Published by David Bateman Ltd, Auckland, N.Z. First published 1994. There are now some five editions. ISBN 1-86953-184-1 and ISBN 0811731634.
Size: 250mm x 190mm. 231pp total. Including many colour photographs, together with black and white maps showing places to fish.
“Discover the challenge of the South Island’s large wild brown trout and rainbows with this comprehensive guidebook based on the author’s previous book Trout Fishing – A Guide to New Zealand’s South Island.
It offers anglers the key to finding and fishing some of the best trout waters, covering over 115 fishing spots on 37 rivers and lakes. All are described in the kind of detail an angler needs: how to get there and all the access points, fly fishing and spin fishing techniques for that particular spot, the best times to fish and the best flies to fish with.
As a professional trout fishing guide, Tony Busch is able to give all the tips and tactics needed to create a memorable fishing experience on rivers famous the world over for their sport, and the waters less well known but just as special, harbouring the kind of trout anglers dream about.
A dedicated conservationist, he fishes only with the fly (and a barbless one at that) so that the wild brown trout unique to New Zealand may be caught and released with a minimum of harm.”