Monster New Zealand Brown Trout Landed
The biggest brown trout ever caught in New Zealand has been hooked in the central South Island.
As reported by 3 News New Zealand:
The biggest brown trout ever caught from New Zealand has been landed - but could it smash the world record weight for the species of 20kg?
The giant trout was caught in the milky waters of the Ohau B Hydro Canal in the McKenzie Country where Otwin Kandolf was fishing near a salmon farm where trout feed on the pellets beneath the nets: "I couldn't believe it," he said, "It looked like a submarine to me!"
He took some photos soon after capture but it was too big to weigh so taxidermist Bob King brought it to a butcher's shop with some heavy scales where it was weighed in at 19.1 kg or 42lb 1oz - 3lb short of the world record but the biggest ever caught in New Zealand.
After one last photo for the record books the old trout is now destined to be mounted and hung on a wall.
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