Author(s): John Eichelsheim
Popular fishing writer John Eichelsheim spills the beans on how and where to catch he best examples of New Zealand's top fish species. John draws on his own forty years of experience fishing around the country to tell personal stories of his own 'top catch' for each species, then provides biological/ geographical information on the fish, the nuts and bolts of tackle and technique, including the peak season, and the current records (biggest fish ever caught etc). The author has chosen species with appeal for anglers in both main islands and has chosen those that are accessible to the average angler as well as some more 'aspirational' species that need to be caught with specialist gear:, including snapper, kingfish, salmon, trout (rainbow/brown), gurnard, tarakihi, blue cod, john dory, tuna, marlin, shark and hapuku. It's both a practical guide and a celebration of our top fish species, full of great yarns and useful information.
John Eichelsheim got hooked on fishing as a child and is still passionate about piscatorial pursuits. John is a regular contributor to NZ Fishing News, Boating NZ and other publications, and was the author of the successful Mad Keen Fisherman's Road Trip (2007).