Tales of the Angler's Eldorado, New Zealand

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New Zealand is one of the"hot" fly-fishing spots in the world today. Known for brilliant, crystal clear rivers, Zane Grey's New Zealand conjures up images of huge and mythic trout. In Tales of the Angler's Eldorado, Grey fishes both these now legendary streams as well as pursues the monster swordfish off the coast of the New Zealand shores. It's an adventure story and a fishing story at once.
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Overview

New Zealand is one of the"hot" fly-fishing spots in the world today. Known for brilliant, crystal clear rivers, Zane Grey's New Zealand conjures up images of huge and mythic trout. In Tales of the Angler's Eldorado, Grey fishes both these now legendary streams as well as pursues the monster swordfish off the coast of the New Zealand shores. It's an adventure story and a fishing story at once.
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Fish and Fly, (Uk) - Terry Lawton
Grey is very curious and a good observer. He is an excellent story teller and this book, my first encounter with his books, is a bloody good read.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586670290
  • Publisher: Derrydale Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 820,094
  • Product dimensions: 7.08 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Zane Grey was born in Zanesville, Ohio in 1872. He attended the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship where he became a dentist. However, his heart was not in dentistry, it was in writing. In 1905 he married Lina Roth. They had three children, and eventually moved to California where Zane could both experience the West and write about it. He was one of America's most prolific authors, writing almost 90 books. He died of heart failure in 1939.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

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    Tales for fishermen by one who can write

    I am a regular visitor to New Zealand (once a year) and particularly enjoy fly-fishing around the Taupo/Tongariro area. On my most recent trip I asked a guide if there were any books worth reading on fly-fishing the Tongariro River. He mentioned several, but near the top of the list was this one by Zane Grey. The book is loosely in 4 parts: The journey to New Zealand, Marlin fishing in the Bay of Islands area, Trout fishing around the Taupo area, and a wrap-up where he answers some of his critics.

    Zane Grey was a famous author and renowned fisherman. His visit to New Zealand (detailed in this book) was at the behest of the NZ government who at the time (1920s) was seeking to promote their new big game fishing to a waiting world. Through his well-detailed exploits, its hard not to detect a touch or arrogance in his writing when he refers to the "primitive equipment and techniques" used by the locals. However, this is soon forgotten as his descriptions clearly convey a boyish sense of excitement with almost every big fish hooked. His descriptions of both the Bay of Islands and Taupo areas also show him to have been a true nature lover and keen observer of the natural world.

    I can heartily recommend this book to the keen fisherman. For a trout fisher such as myself, the descriptions of 11lb fish caught in the 1920s is mind boggling - I can't wait to get back!

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    A must read for those who love fishing...

    Zane Grey's became very famous and very rich off of the books he wrote involving stories of the Old West. He used some of those riches to finance his many journeys around the world to explore untapped fisheries. His writings of this portion of his life offer readers many insights into the history of sportfishing. Zane was a true pioneer of the sport and I highly recommend these books to anyone who has a love of fishing and its rich history.

    This book focuses on Zane's adventures in New Zealand. Fishing focuses on striped and black marlin, yellowtail, mako sharks, and freshwater trout in the rivers and streams of beautiful New Zealand.

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