Kayak Fishing Book - NZ Kayaker's big winter project.

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nzkayaker
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:45 pm

The wait is over mates and I'm stoked to announce the release of my first book. This book represents 6 months of hard work - lots of late nights and time not fishing.

A complete guide to New Zealand Kayak Fishing is the only kayak fishing book ever written for NZ conditions. I've distilled down everything I know about kayaking and fishing into 102 pages. Retailing for just $16.95 it's not going to break the bank and I reckon everyone will learn something from it, if not just enjoy the pictures. It will be available around the country as of next week through a wide variety of retailers (supermarkets etc) or else you can buy it direct from me. Send me a message or email tim@nzkayaker.com.

This book would have been possible without my sponsors and advertisers. I only use good gear so I'd recommend all their kayaks, tackle and equipment to anyone. A big thanks to Viking Kayaks, Lowrance, Kilwell, SHIMANO, Sharkskin, Berkley and Railblaza. Also a huge thanks to the NZ Bay Fisher Magazine for helping me to produce it.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:00 pm

well done ,Top effort

looking forward to reading it :y:
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on its ability to climb a tree.
it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.

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Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:04 pm

Fantastic effort, well done!

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Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:04 pm

Well done :y: I can only imagine how many hours of work that must have gone into a project like this. :clap: congrats on getting it published and I for one will be looking foward to reading it :)
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:12 pm

Well done Tim, like my partner in crime Kerry said can only imagine the hours involved in such a project..Congrats mate and looking foward to reading it :rock:...

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Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:21 pm

Good luck at that price there's little excuse for not buying a copy .Do you cover trout, free diving and may be a spot of flounder spearing in your book ?

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Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:01 pm

Excellent effort mate :y: :y: Put me down for an autographed copy !
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:49 pm

Looking forward to having a flick through it Tim well done :y:
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:14 pm

Serious effort. Will keep an eye out for it. Congrats :clap:
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:15 am

Nice Tim. Imagine how many pages you'll have to right about everything you know when you get to 40+ :D
Fishing is like a box of chocolates. you never know what is going to be served up...

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Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:21 am

Thanks for the positive feedback so far guys...it can be a bit intimidating writing a book on fishing when you know that so many people (like you all) are very good at it. Have a read and let me know what version two needs to include haha.
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:38 am

Well done and good luck with your book :y:
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:40 pm

Hope it makes it down to Chch too? :y: Being new to Kayaking I would certainly like to read this.

As far as though for v2, guaranteed fishing spots :lol: How to convince the other half that weekly fishing is essential :rock:

Cant wait to read this. well done
Tight lines and not snags

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Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:47 pm

Let me know if you can't find it down there Datawiz, I can easily pop one in the post...I wouldn't want the mainlanders missing out.
datawiz wrote:Hope it makes it down to Chch too? :y: Being new to Kayaking I would certainly like to read this.

As far as though for v2, guaranteed fishing spots :lol: How to convince the other half that weekly fishing is essential :rock:

Cant wait to read this. well done
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:14 pm

What an achievement, well done.

I wish the book had been published a year ago when I was trying to work out which end of a soft bait to stick on a hook!

I'll keep an eye out for it and no doubt, will get a copy. Sounds like the perfect Christmas present too :y:

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Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:58 am

nzkayaker wrote:Let me know if you can't find it down there Datawiz, I can easily pop one in the post...I wouldn't want the mainlanders missing out.
datawiz wrote:Hope it makes it down to Chch too? :y: Being new to Kayaking I would certainly like to read this.

As far as though for v2, guaranteed fishing spots :lol: How to convince the other half that weekly fishing is essential :rock:

Cant wait to read this. well done

Thanks, will do :y:
Tight lines and not snags

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Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:13 am

I had a planned stay in a place recently, that was going to give myself a bit of reflection time. planning my day for this event, was going to be hard. So after reading NZ Kayakers efforts of circumnavigation of NZ plus more I decided to purchase his new book in support of his achievements.

I read Tim's book from cover to cover then backwards just to fill in time.

:y: A good gentle read Tim. Plenty in the book for those wanting to get into kayaking/ fishing.
Well laid out. What a cheap pressie for the up and coming. I shall pass Tim's book onto one of our grandchildren in the hope they also may want to take up a good sport.

For $19 this has to be worthwhile for any person to browse through. A good effort :y:

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