New Zealand Trout Adventures

A Trophy For Jerry

Jerry has spent whole life fly fishing. He has longed for a fish over the magical 10lb mark. Well in late February his dream came true! He booked a day fishing with me and told me his wish was for a trophy sight fished trout. I made a plan to visit a river where I knew there was at least one big fish.

We got to the run where I suspected the big fish would be and enough he was there swaying in the current. Fortunately Jerry had no idea how big this fish was and he put in a great cast. The fish took the nymph at which point all hell broke loose and the fish shot upstream. He was a powerful fish but Jerry had his measure. After 10 tense minutes Jerry had his prize in the net. 10.5 pounds of wilderness brown trout! A top effort and a dream come true.