Author(s): JOHN HAYES
Two expert anglers – one a trout scientist and the other an outstanding photographer – combine forces in this new book which will help anglers understand, and catch more and bigger, trout. In a mixture of plain language science, fishing anecdotes and illustrations, they explain how an understanding of trout behaviour, senses, biology and habitat, the seasons and the physical environment will make angling more productive and rewarding. Chapters cover the senses of trout, their feeding behaviour, response to lures and anglers, habitats and feeding niches, fishing strategies, sports fisheries conservation and management and much more.
Colour photographs and diagrams illustrate the science and anecdotes and clarify points made in the text. The authors weave these topics into a rich tapestry that will raise anglers’ awareness of the ways of trout and of the environment in which they fish – the result is a unique angling book.
While the authors live in the South Island of New Zealand, the book draws on their experience and research from throughout the world, and will be relevant in all fisheries where brown, rainbow and brook trout as well as quinnat salmon occur.