John Kent's South Island Trout Fishing Guide is a comprehensive guide to the South Island's incomparable trout fishing waters. More than 400 rivers and 150 lakes are described, along with their location, access, fishing season and appropriate techniques and flies. This book will be of special interest to anglers who enjoy the challenge of exploring and fishing new water. The author has revised and updated this edition of the South Island Trout Fishing Guide to include additional rivers and all new photographs.
Dr John Kent is a retired general medical practitioner who has been an avid angler for sixty years. Having lived in both the North and South Islands, John has a comprehensive knowledge of New Zealand's geography and its rivers, streams and lakes. In 1997, John co-authored New Zealand's Top Trout Fishing Waters with his partner, Patti Magnano Madsen, and followed this with a collection of short stories, Up the Creek with John Kent. In 2004, John combined with photographer David Hallett to publish Classic Fly Fishing in New Zealand Rivers, and this book won a Montana Award in the Lifestyle and Contemporary Culture section. John has fished in Montana, Idaho, Washington and Alaska and has given two presentations on New Zealand fly fishing at the Federation of Fly Fishing Conclaves in Montana and Michigan. He was invited to contribute to the International Fly Plate Project, and in 2003 was awarded the New Zealand Fish and Game Gold Medal for conservation advocacy.