Fishing the Remote Coast: Land Based Fishing Experiences in New Zealand
Land-based fishing in remote, difficult-to-access parts of New Zealand is challenging but, back in his student days, it got Andy Macleod hooked and he hasn't looked back since. He and his fishing mates travel to places as far from civilisation as they can get in pursuit of their target species. Lively, entertaining and informative - this book takes you onto the rocks and right into the action. It vividly describes the buzz of landing the big ones and the utter frustration of losing them and reveals the many varieties of fish in our waters, as well as Andy's love of the outdoors and the sea. Includes details on how he plans and prepares for an expedition and covers much of the New Zealand coastline - from Northland, Great Barrier Island, the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, East Cape, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Wairarapa, Wellington, Otago and includes the Chatham Islands. Fishing stories experienced first-hand, challenging all fishers to venture outside their comfort zone and take their fishing skills to new levels.
Andy MacLeod keeps his feet firmly on the ground when it comes to fishing, pursuing his target species exclusively from the rocks and beaches. He has fished extensively around the New Zealand coastline in search of a wide variety of fish, from the humble gurnard to that supercharged sports fish the yellowtail kingfish. He has competed in national surfcasting and sport-fishing championships and is a regular competitor in the club surfcasting championship in his hometown of Wellington.