Friday, June 7, 2013

New Zealand is a brown trout Mecca, and the country has a new king trout to worship.
Evan Johnson, of Timaru, New Zealand, was fishing the Upper Waitaki hydro canals when he landed a 39.7-pound female brown trout setting the New Zealand record. Officials believe it could be the biggest female brown trout caught in the world.
The canals are big-fish battlegrounds. With 37 and 38-pound rainbows being landed from there in recent years. According to the Timaru Herald, Johnson caught the fish on Monday, October 22 using a Tasmanian Devil lure. The fish was so big that it broke his fishing net when he tried to land it. -Brian McClintock

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