Friday, March 29, 2013

New Zealand brown trout is possibly a world record

Otwin Kandolf said the brown trout he caught recently in New Zealand looked like a submarine because it was so long and abnormally fat. The behemoth, caught in a canal near a salmon farm, weighed 42 pounds, 1 ounce. It’s the heaviest brown trout ever caught in New Zealand and could land Kandolf in the book of world records.

“I just couldn’t believe it. It looked to me like a submarine,” Kandolf told the news station. “Very ugly, small head, big belly … Just amazing.”

If Kandolf submits his catch to the IGFA, and it’s approved, Kandolf will be recognized as the world-record holder.

The trout measured 36.6 inches long and 10.6 inches wide. Apparently it got so plump, and heavy, by feeding on pellets that drifted downstream from the salmon farm.

Kandolf plans to have the catch mounted to hang on his wall.

Check out the full artical at Grind using the link below. There are even a few screen captures of the fish taken from the local news channel.

There may be a lot of people that don't know New Zealand has some very impressive trout fishing. NZ Brown Trout are some of the largest you can find today. Last year there was a similar possible world record catch from New Zealand and that link is posted below.

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