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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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The Dance of the Desparates

striking up problem

One thing my Guide friends moan about their clients is what happens immediately a fish is hooked. You can see this time and time again, on the water or in videos.

The fish is hooked and immediately the angler raises arm, hand and rod to point vertically above his or her head.

Now what? There is going to be trouble right here in river city!

A better way...

Another better way...

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