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Tony’s 11/11/12 Trout, Brown

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Fish Information

Fish: Trout, Brown

Size: 11 Lb 2 Oz

Lure Information

Lure: Sassy Shad®

Size: 3 In

Color: Blue White

Angler Information

Angler: Tony Stevens

From: Christchurch

Country: New Zealand

My Story

While fishing a backwater for our big New Zealand perch which had only produced 3 lb fish I cast to open water with a little current and the bait had barely landed when this big swirl caused a vortex in the water as the bait was taken. The line sang as the fish took off and I knew this was a real big one. About 10 minutes later I had my first sight of a very large spade tail and realized that I had latched onto a very big brown trout. Twenty minutes later I had it in my net but only just, I guessed the length at a couple of feet or so but the digital scales showed a weight of 11 bl 2 oz. Two photographs and back into the water; five minutes passed before it kicked away back into the depths. Only then did it dawn on me this was a personal best by a massive 2 3/4 lbs WOW!

Catch Information

Caught at: Halswell River

State:

Country: New Zealand

Caught On: Sunday November 11, 2012

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