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‘Fishing Smarter For Trout’ - Contents

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Publishers Blurb and NZ Fisherman Review

Introduction to book

What You Will and Won't Find in This Book

Fishing Regulations in New Zealand

Why is Trout Fishing so Popular

Finding Trout - find where they lie

Riffle Lies

Run Lies

Pool and Lake Lies - Part 1

Pool and Lake Lies - Part 2

Prime Lies

Spotting Trout

What Do Trout Eat - 1

What Do Trout Eat - 2

What Makes a Trout Bite

The Priorities - Where are the fish, How to Fish to them , What lure or fly to use.

Fishing Rivers:

Fishing Lakes

Night Fishing Introduction & Part 1

Learning to Cast - Basics
  I did not include anything on how to cast in the book, but have added this for beginning casters.

Tying Knots

Tackle Guide Introduction

Ouch! Removing a hook quickly and painlessly.

Hiring a Guide

Mentors & Revelations - Part 1
Mentors & Revelations - Part 2

To kill a trout or not - releasing trout the right way

If you do decide to kill a trout do it the right way

On the Water Manners

The Last Cast

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Bish & Fish Site Search

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Grip and Kill

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The way a trout is held when taking a photo, (aka 'Grip and grin'), can easily turn into 'grip and kill' if the fish is not handled carefully and correctly.

The area above the pectoral fins, (the fins just behind and below the gills) contains the fish's heart and other organs; too much pressure applied to this area can lead to the fish's death.

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How to tie fishing knots properly & securely

It is my guess that more fish are lost to poorly tied knots, than from any other single factor.

There are many knots available to fishers, but no matter which knot you choose there is one factor that remains true. If you do not practice tying the chosen knot so that you can tie it easily and securely, you will lose fish to knots coming undone...

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