February 2019 #1
Collin with a gorgeous bow from the North Island, New Zealand. Can you say jealous?
I caught this fish on day one of our 5 day guided trip to the North island. Outside of Rotorua we hiked in about 5 mile off the Rangitaiki river looking for large browns that didn ’t see a lot of pressure. We spent all day sight fishing, in crystal clear water, to some of the largest fish I have ever seen. The fish were finicky and we spent the day dealing with breakoffs and missed opportunities. Finally on our way out this 4 lb fish took a size 8 black hopper and ended up being the largest fish I caught all trip.