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    The Trout Diaries: A Year of Fly-fishing in New Zealand (Paperback) By (author) Derek Grzelewski

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    DescriptionWith disarming honesty and freshness, Derek Grzelewski has written a highly readable account of his year dedicated to fly-fishing in New Zealand, relating the highs and lows, and the intricacies and finesse, of pursuing trout in the wild places and pristine waters he loves so much. The thrill of close encounters with this elusive quarry is mirrored by the pleasure he takes in the companionship of his dogs, his friends and the many others he happens across in, often secret, fly-fishing locations around the country. Each month, illustrated with fly sketches by passionate fellow angler Johnny Groome, covers aspects of fly-fishing relevant to that time of year. Along the way we meet many of the author's friends and clients, including top professional guides and a couple of trout scientists, and share his insights into the art of fly-fishing. He also considers innovative techniques and equipment, the pros and cons of catch-and-release, and ponders on our relationship with the natural world and environmental factors affecting our waterways.

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    The Trout Diaries
    A Year of Fly-fishing in New Zealand
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Derek Grzelewski
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 212
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    ISBN 13: 9781869537241
    ISBN 10: 1869537246

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.8
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBN
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: BM, WSXF
    BISAC V2.8: SPO014000, BIO026000
    DC22: 799.17550993
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    David Bateman Ltd
    Imprint name
    David Bateman Ltd
    Publication date
    15 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Derek Grzelewski is a regular contributor to top-end magazines like New Zealand Geographic, Australian Geographic, Smithsonian, GEO and Flylife. He is a former professional fly fishing guide and the founder of Wanaka Flyfishing Academy. He lives in Wanaka, on the banks of the Clutha river.