The Trout Diaries

A Year of Fly-Fishing in New Zealand

Book Description

The Trout Diaries will surely become a classic. Can't recommend this book highly enough. --Rob Sloane, editor of FlyLife magazine

"The Trout Diaries is a trophy catch that will satisfy angler, adventurer and philosopher alike." --Kennedy Warne, founding editor of New Zealand Geographic

"Some of the greatest outdoor adventure stories to ever come out of New Zealand." --Jill Malcolm, author of At Home on the Road

  • A highly readable account of a year dedicated to fly fishing in New Zealand, with its highs and lows and intricacies and finesse of pursuing trout in that wild country
  • Each month, illustrated with fly sketches by Johnny Groome, covers aspects of fly fishing during that time of year
  • Includes reflections from the author's friends and clients, top professional guides, and trout scientists
  • Captivating and amusing anecdotes as well as useful technical information make it a true angler's companion, both literary and practical
  • About the Author

    Derek Grzelewski is a former professional fly-fishing guide and the founder of Wanaka Flyfishing Academy. He lives in a cabin on the bank of the Clutha River in New Zealand. His website is

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