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Rising Fish : Catching trout from Taupo to Bay of Plenty.

By Rowland Dickinson.

This covers trout fishing in New Zealand in the 1930s to the 1950s and advocates the dry fly on the hallowed lure-stained waters of the Tongariro. Includes Lake Taupo, Tongariro River, Lake Rotoaira, Tauranga-Taupo River, Hatepe River, Waitahanui River, Huka Falls, Lake Rotorua, Ohau Channel, Waikato River, Kaituna River, Lake Rotoiti, Lake Okataina, Lake Roroma, Lake Tarawera, Lake Roromahana, Bay of Plenty and Waikaremoana waters, Whakatane and Waimana Rivers, Waioeka River, and also a bit of big-game fishing.

Rowland Dickinson includes a dressing for an all-deer-hair beetle dry, long before the American imports became popular. It is also notable for a chapter on his old friend, the renowned and controversial Tuhoe prophet Rua Kenana. It includes Dickinsons angling diary entry of 21 February 1937 when angling on his favourite river, the Waimana. As he cast his flies the firing of guns from Matahi pa announced Kenana's death.


Hardback published by Whitcombe and Tombs. 1956. 1st edition

111 pages plus index. with b/w illus. and a folding map of the Rotorua - Taupo acclimatisation district.

Book in generally Good condition. Without wrapper and some discolouration to boards with sunned spine. Some browning toning to page edges compressed blocks. Fold-out map small creasing and small tear. Pages tight and generally clean.


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