The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 8 (February 1, 1933)
The Greatest Fisherman
The Greatest Fisherman.
Fortunate fellow, Mr. Zane Grey, who is now camped like a king under the grand old pohutukawa trees of Mercury Bay, on the look-out for the biggest fish ever . He has a certain and immensely profitable market for all the romantic and adventurous love literature he cares to write, and he is able between novels to rove the wide seas in search of enormous swordfish and fearsome sharks. When last he cruised the New Zealand coast he had a beautiful schooner and a small flotilla of boats to take him from fish to fish. Now he has had an amazingly fine launch built in Auckland for the swordfish and makohunting play.
Mr, Zane Grey is distinctly one of those visitors New Zealand should encourage. He appreciates the novelty and beauty of this country most keenly. The coast scenery, the lakes and rivers, the landscape and atmosphere of such places as Lake Taupo have found in him not merely an admirer but a lover and an eloquent word-painter. He is thorough in everything. His intense zest for deepsea sport may astonish some people, but it is one of those things that have helped to make this country known to the great world. One hopes to see many more books from this tireless author's pen, and many more big-fish hauled in with his mighty rod.