My new PB Tongariro TROPHY!

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My new PB Tongariro TROPHY!

Post by flyfish » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:08 pm

Nailed this stunning Jack this afternoon, a personal best at 12.5lb, not far off 6kg!!! Middle of the day, sight fished too on one of the busiest rivers in the North Island... The Tongariro....

Stoked and released to give someone else the pleasure of catching such a magnificent fish! So hard getting quality footage on your own though - this from video screen grab. Andrew

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Re: My new PB Tongariro TROPHY!

Post by Iconoclast » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:45 pm

Well done man, geez you've got into some stunning fish lately. But that thing is sweet!


"If you want to catch beasts you don't see everyday.
You have to go places quite out of the way.
You have to go places others can't get to.
You have to get cold, and you have to get wet, too" Dr Seuss.

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Re: My new PB Tongariro TROPHY!

Post by flyfish » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:20 pm

Cheers mate, yes fish up in the central plateau seem to be in exceptional condition this year, that brown I got last weekend from Ota was even better condition still, it was amazing, but yip, set a high benchmark for myself! If only I could crack 6kgs+ in the Tararua's!!!



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Re: My new PB Tongariro TROPHY!

Post by Salmo Brown Trout » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:38 pm

Cracker of a fish. :D


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Re: My new PB Tongariro TROPHY!

Post by Steve » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:28 pm

Lovely fish, well done indeed!



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Re: My new PB Tongariro TROPHY!

Post by flyfish » Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:44 pm

Thanks Steve, back to reality today with nothing over 4lb!... sigh...



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Re: My new PB Tongariro TROPHY!

Post by fraser hocks » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:35 pm

Man thats a sweet fish. Jealous as hell bro!

Think im going to have to get seriouse on the spey rod this season.


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Re: My new PB Tongariro TROPHY!

Post by flyfish » Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:22 pm

Yip, ideal water for it up there Fraser! Video added, not not a super clip though to be honest, I should have set up a 2nd camera on the bank.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJEjacQOSYs



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Re: My new PB Tongariro TROPHY!

Post by Boisker » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:17 pm

That's one hell of a fish
I've absolutely no idea how you manage to film on your own at the same time as dealing with fish of that calibre



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Re: My new PB Tongariro TROPHY!

Post by flyfish » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:25 pm

It aint easy I tell you! Just juggling between the cap mounted cam which does its own thing and the new cam corder which really needs another person to line up the shots. Between the two you find something useable normally. Cheers Andrew



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