Fishing is one of New Zealand's most popular recreational activities. Throughout the year more than one million Kiwis take the opportunity to fish for sport and fresh food to eat. It is an age-old activity that began in this country with the arrival of the Maoris and continued with the early settlement of the Europeans. Captain Cook caught his first snapper at Ship Cove in the Marlborough Sounds in 1769 and Tony Orman, a Marlborough local and author of the informative new book, Sea Fishing from Rock, Beach, Estuary and Boat (Hyndman Publishing), no doubt enjoys hauling up snapper for his dinner from much the same spot over 200 years later. In Sea Fishing Tony takes the reader on a journey through the diverse and often complicated nuances of sea fishing, including surfcasting, estuary fishing, fishing from rocks, small boats, lure fishing and saltwater fly fishing, providing simple advice on how to maximise the opportunity for catching that often illusive fish.