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A Stroll Through Brown Trout Country

20 November 2023

By Les Hill and Graeme Marshall


(Out of print)

September 2008
154pp, hardback
220 x 235mm, full colour throughout
ISBN 978-1-877257-55-1

The South Island of New Zealand is brown trout country without peer. Amazingly varied landscapes and waterways greet the angler at every turn of the road. Brown trout are found in these streams in good numbers. Most important, perhaps, is the impressive size and sheer beauty of these wild fish.

A Stroll Through Brown Trout Country

In their latest collaboration, photographer Les Hill and writer Graeme Marshall, both keen anglers, celebrate three decades of exploration together of brown trout habitat.

A Stroll Through Brown Trout Country is a visually stunning account which will delight armchair and active anglers alike. It is the authors' sixth joint publication.

Les Hill and his camera are virtually inseparable, especially when he is anywhere near a trout stream. Anglers and nature lovers world-wide have taken pleasure in his images which have appeared in many publications besides the books which he and Graeme Marshall have co-authored. His photographs appear regularly in NZ Fish and Game magazine. A retired teacher, Les now resides close to stunning trout waters and mountains in the small West Coast town of Hokitika. When he is not trout fishing he enjoys the pursuit of salmon and red deer. He is also heavily involved in whitebaiting during the season and enjoys sea fishing and an occasional round of golf.

Graeme Marshall has been a regular writer for NZ Rod and Rifle magazine for over 25 years and has also written a number of hunting books. For more than 10 years he worked as a trout fishing guide in the Nelson area. Graeme and wife Raewyn now reside in Pleasant Point in South Canterbury where he combines teaching part-time at a local secondary school and guiding. He has enjoyed exploring the excellent trout fishing the region offers and is a dedicated salmon angler. Other interests include sea fishing, whitebaiting, big game hunting and waterfowling.

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