Kahawai: The People's Fish (out of print)
Kahawai is a celebration of this often under-appreciated fish. With history, information on biology and behaviour, plenty of fishing stories, tips on how to catch them and cook them, this book will tell you everything you need to know about kahawai.
Born in Wellington in 1957, GERARD HINDMARSH has fished for kahawai for about as long as he can remember. His interest in the fish only intensified after he moved to Golden Bay in 1976, and he still looks forward to their migratory influx every spring and summer. His previous books are Angelina: From Stromboli to D'Urville Island, a family's story, Swamp Fever: A Golden Bay memoir, Kahurangi Calling, and Outsiders. After graduating from Victoria University in 1979, MELANIE WALKER became a teacher before turning to her focus to artistic and culinary endeavours, writing and illustrating The Amrita Cook Book, which was published by the Lotus Yoga Centre in Wellington. She cooked in several other Wellington restaurants and cafes before settling in Golden Bay where she worked at a combination of wedding catering and art teaching.