The Trout Diaries

A year of fly-fishing in New Zealand

By Derek Grzelewski

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‘It is the best fly fishing book I have read this year.’ Jeffrey Prest, Trout Fisherman UK

'Rarely has a book received so much universal praise as Derek Grzelewski's Trout Diaries. The writing is engaging and compelling, the setting fantastic, and the angling scenes are the stuff of our dreams.' American Angler

'A deeply appreciative narrative of fishing New Zealand's fabled trout waters.' Chris Camuto, Gray's Sporting Journal

With disarming honesty and freshness, Derek Grzelewski has written a highly readable account of his year dedicated to fly-fishing in New Zealand, relating the highs and lows, and the intricacies and finesse, of pursuing trout in the wild places and pristine waters he loves so much. Each month covers aspects of fly-fishing relevant to that time of year. Along the way we meet many of the author’s friends and clients, including top professional guides and a couple of trout scientists, and share his insights into the art of fly-fishing.

The Trout Diaries contains a wealth of captivating and often amusing anecdotes as well as useful technical information making it a true angler’s companion, both literary and practical.

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240 x 160 mm, 212 pages including 16 pages of colour photographs, paperback with jacket


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Derek Grzelewski

Derek Grzelewski is a regular contributor to magazines such as New Zealand Geographic, Australian Geographic, Smithsonian, GEO and Flylife. He is a former professional fly fishing guide and the founder of Wanaka Flyfishing Academy. He lives in Wanaka, on the bank of the Clutha River.