Upstream on the Mataura
A book about a river, and about one man’s life long love affair with it.
This is a book about a river, and about one man’s life long love affair with that river. Dougal Rillstone grew up in Southland, and the Mataura river has been his playground for nearly 70 years. This is not a fishing book that will tell you how and where to fish this mighty trout stream, it’s a book about how a river changes for the better and for the worse, it’s a book about how a river can be destroyed in parts, but through good management comes some way back. It has wandered in and out of Dougal’s life and now in his wanderings he has walked it from the mouth to the source, in weather fair and foul, in daily 20 kilometre sections. Like the flow of the Mataura, it’s a gentle and enthralling read that’s filled with gems.
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