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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Winning the Lake Coleridge Fishing Competition in 2016

Around 1,000 anglers, over 200 fish weighed in, the biggest trout wins, and I won!!

My 8.2 pound wild brown trout on fly rod.

This is a great annual competition run by Fish and Game North Canterbury, and sponsored by the Hunting and Fishing NZ retail company.

This was the first time I had entered the competition. I entered to win it, as I needed some new fishing equipment.

There is a great story behind this fish, which was the last fish entered at the weigh-in, just before the time deadline. I will write this story up in future, for a magazine or my book.

This image appeared in numerous newspapers thanks to publicity from Richard Cosgrove at Fish and Game, and also earned me the cover of the Fishing Newspaper, which is distributed throughout New Zealand.