Book Launch: Upstream on the Mataura by Dougal Rillstone

11 August 2020 5:30pm

You are warmly invited to the launch of Upstream on the Mataura by Dougal Rillstone (Mary Egan Publishing), recounting his 240km walk upstream from the coast to the source in the Eyre Mountains. 

In Upstream on the Mataura, Dougal has captured the essence of his lifelong connection with the Mataura River. While angling, and fly-fishing in particular, anchor his attachment, the book is as much a meditation on landscape and moving water as it is about angling. It is also about the communities the river runs through, the friendships sustained by fly-fishing, and a love of the river and its tributaries. The first section of the book offers a clear-eyed view of the beauty, challenges and hardship involved in his 240-kilometre walk upstream from the coast at Fortrose to the source of the river, in the Eyre Mountains. Following are twelve stories that traverse his connection with the river, from his earliest recollections through to the present time.


Where: University Book Shop, 378 Great King St, Dunedin 
RSVP: events@unibooks.co.nz | 03 477 6976 (not necessary to attend but very helpful for catering!)


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