New Zealand angling authors have, over the years, produced an outstanding array of
outdoors books and stories, many of which are accessible via the link at top
right. I'm in the process of writing a book.. slowly.... and give you a sneak
preview in the short strois outlined below.Constructive criticisms are
The stories here are all true.... in some cases it may have been
necessary to change the names to protect the guilty, but seldom the innocent..... Otherwise, they are a
chronicle of events, both happy and sad, over a life time of outdoors
Dapper Mr Hawkins
Dapper – one who
daps… The dapper Mr Norman Hawkins
was here on a fishing vacation a few weeks ago. I refer not to his sartorial
elegance as, oft-clad in chest waders, this was not so much in evidence. A
native of Adin, California, and a youthful, sprightly 70+ years of age, this
vacation doubled as a honeymoon for himself and his lovely bride, Bunny.
you’ve all heard the phrase before, but do you really understand what it
means? To me, its that rare and special event where every segment, every
millisecond, just flows together, smooth as silk, sweet as honey, to produce a
result so perfect, you will remember it always.
Finding the right boat to
assist with our fishing guiding business was not an easy task. So, we did what
kiwi's usually do under those circumstances - either make it out of something
else, or build it from scratch!
of two kayaking trips down the mighty Clarence River. The first, some 20 years
ago, a voyage of survival and shipwreck. The last, only months ago, a voyage of
discovery, a four day pleasure cruise.
|Toby was my friend, and I killed him. My
conscience is not clear, and I'd like to share my memories of him with you.
I've learned to trust my instincts, and
when the urge to hunt descends upon me, I don't ignore it any more.
Try two broken legs in one year, when you are 44
years old. Its not so easy to bounce back from, but sometimes the pain and perseverance
is worth it.
And New Zealand
writers, journalists, interviewers, reporters and others - we all had to start
somewhere. Hope you like what you found here. Check back from time to time, as
more will be added.
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