Fish in Peace
13.2.1967 – 18.2.2012
This website was set up by Jeremy Norris to unite fellow fisherman and share his love of fishing. With much sadness this is to inform you that Jeremy lost his life pursuing his passion.
Jeremy set of on February 12th to visit New Zealand, a country he adored and was returning to again “I knew one thing for sure – fishing Lake Taupo’s rips at night had hooked me and I knew that one day I would return,” (Chasing Dreams, 2009) he meet up with fellow fisherman friends that he admired and loved, friends that looked forward to his visit.
On February 18th 2012, Jeremy was fishing in the Tongariro River, New Zealand – no-one will ever know the exact events of that day but he was later found by a fellow fisherman, he had drowned.
He had fished his way around the world, very often on a wing and a prayer and over many years he experienced every kind of fishing adventure, sea fishing, rivers and lakes with a need to do this “before it all changed.”
In New Zealand he had found the ultimate fishing paradise with good friends at his side and reciprocal respect as a dedicated fishing eccentric – he was welcomed into the community of the Taupo fishing scene.
Jeremy lived for the next opportunity to get back to doing what he loved. Whilst in New Zealand he often had his leg pulled about being the rich illegitimate son of an English lord…..how else could he afford to be there for three months at time fishing. But Jeremy lived a frugal life in Somerset in order to refuel his passion when he could; “To be fly fishing in Taupo, New Zealand as a man, felt like coming home.” (Chasing Dreams, 2009).
His website gives you an inside view of who Jeremy was. He has already written and published two books, Against the Current (2008) and Chasing Dreams (2009) and had just completed his third book dedicated to the Taupo Fishermen, the website will be updated when and if there is more information on this.
Jeremy wanted to share his love for his pursuits by documenting his adventures, filming his fishing and using his artistic talent to paint the pictures of what he loved and what he lived for.
All of us will be getting older, but in our minds, thoughts and feelings Jeremy will be fishing forever. Please enjoy and celebrate the life of a very special fisherman who died doing what he lived for.
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”
― Ernest Hemingway
WELCOME TO FISHARTIST!
www.fishartist.com is a website dedicated to fishermen containing a collection of fish art, photography, oil paintings, and watercolours of fish from around the world. I have written two books about my fishing adventures both are available to buy on this website.
I hope you find the site interesting.
Jeremy Norris - Fishartist.
Fishing, Art, or photography related websites wishing to link up to me again please email:- email@example.com
KAWAHAI ON THE FLY MOVIE 2011.
15th September 2011
A new movie short of a Kawahai taken on the fly. Bay of Plenty New Zealand.
TAUPO FLY FISHING MOVIE 2011.
18th August 2011
Check out my lastest Fly fishing Taupo Movie Short 2011.
TAUPO FLY FISHING MOVIE 2010.
18th August 2011
A Movie Short of the flyfishing in Taupo New Zealand.
24th August 2010
I.G.F.A Florida E. K. Harry Library now has my lastest book "Chasing Dreams" as part of their collection.
AMAZING FISHING VIDEO.
21st August 2010
19th May 2009