1 For local Taupo fishing one is Volcanic Trout by Brendon Mathews. The popularity of his book is evident in that I cannot find our copy – they keep being ‘borrowed’… You understand.
2 So it is the other book we need to remind anglers about. Thanks to the generosity of Peter Chan – TRM now have a copy in all units. Every book has “TRM” stamped on it to try to keep them in each unit. If you wish to ‘borrow’ a copy then please advise SWMBO at reception.. Every NZ trout angler should read this book.
In New Zealand’s Best Trout Flies, 30 of the most successful anglers from around New Zealand share their thoughts and reminiscences of six of their favourite fly patterns. A number of them are professional fly tyers or are regularly consulted by major fly fishing tackle companies. Every fly is accompanied by details for tying and a colour photograph.
Edited by Peter Chan – editor of Auckland Freshwater Anglers Club newsletter, compiled by Peter Scott- a former national fly fishing champion and has competed at various Oceania and World championships.
All of those who contributed to the book have extensive experience in fishing New Zealand waters. Some are professional guides and so their reputation and livelihood often depends on the reliability of their chosen fly patterns to ensure success for demanding clients. Many are actively engaged in competition fly fishing both locally and internationally meaning they have traveled and competed extensively overseas against the best anglers worldwide.
Several of the contributors are well known through their regular contributions to other fishing magazines and periodicals and angling books they have written.
Contributing Fly Tyers: Daniel Agar, Russell Anderson, Des Armstrong, Dean Bell, John Bell, Steve Brown, Peter Carty, Strato Cotsilinis, Mike Davis, Tony Entwistle, Craig Farrar, Gary Kemsley, Les Matheson, David McLellan, Zane Mirfin, John Murphy, Kiyoshi Nakagawa, Pat O’Keefe, John Pellew, Clark Reid, Peter Scott, Lloyd Struthers, Pat Swift, Gerald Telford, Stuart Tripney, Rene Vaz, Rob Vaz, Mike Weddell, Aaron West, Dean Whaanga
The chapters also cover the use of innovative techniques and flies not often considered in the New Zealand context.
The book is beautifully illustrated with paintings in water colour by well-known South Island fly fishing artist Michael Scheele.
There are also vivid black and white sketches and full colour photographs of scenery and wildlife around the country.
For the avid fly fisherman, New Zealand has long been recognized as offering a trout fishing experience which is second to none. The large browns and rainbows that inhabit the clear, pristine waters of her rivers and lakes are truly wild and wily, and only the most resourceful anglers do well consistently.
In New Zealand’s Best Trout Flies, 30 of the most successful anglers from around the country share with us their thoughts and reminiscences of six of their favourite fly patterns. Every fly is accompanied by details for tying and a colour photograph.
This book will be a wonderful companion for trout fishers, beginners and experts alike.
It is strongly recommended by TRM.
Lake Pupuke release
Also, if you are able to help out with the release, Adam from Fish and Game would really appreciate it.
Media release from Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game
Trout Truck takes fish and environmental message to Lake Pupuke
Fish & Game is set to make a splash with its colourful ‘Live Trout Truck’ – when it carries out its annual release of catchable trout into lake Pupuke on Auckland’s North Shore tomorrow.
Eleven hundred young trout – 1000 two year-old rainbows – and 100 one year-old brown trout are being released into the lake at Sylvan Park.
The trout will be transported from Fish & Game’s hatchery at Ngongotaha near Rotorua to the urban lake, in the “hard-to-miss” Trout Truck.
The vehicle is a specialised trout transporter fitted with oxygen stainless steel tanks, which can carry up to 5000 fish at a time. But it doubles as an eye-catching mobile billboard pushing environmental messages.
The truck has colourful decals which reflect Fish & Game’s strong environmental advocacy where water quality is concerned. One slogan reads ‘Keep our waters pure and clean.’
The vehicle also throws down a challenge to anglers or would-be anglers, with the teasing message across the back: ‘catch me if you can.’
Tel 07-849 1666.
The Trout Truck is expected at the lake at about 12.30pm. Please phone the driver, Fish & Game Officer Llloyd Gledhill for an update:
About 100,000 fish a year are raised at Fish & Game’s Ngongotaha hatchery and carried to lakes all round the island.
Lake Pupuke was first stocked with rainbow trout in the 1880s, making it the first lake to be stocked in New Zealand, but as its water quality declined so did its attraction as a trout fishing lake.
Today its water quality has improved dramatically due to Auckland Regional Council environmental work in the lake’s catchment area.
There are about eight species of fish in the lake including trout, perch, tench, rudd and catfish. A sports fishing licence is required to fish for trout, perch, tench and rudd, which can be purchased from sports shops or online at:www.fishandgame.org.nz