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    Enormous New Zealand brown trout is possibly a world record

    'It looked to me like a submarine,' angler says

    March 28, 2013by Pete Thomas

    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.
    Images of record brown trout caught in New Zealand are screen grabs from Channel 3 News. At 42 pounds, 1 ounce, it’s the heaviest trout caught in New Zealand and could become a world record.
    The weigh-in can be viewed here, via Channel 3 News.
    “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.”
    The Channel 3 News report states that the fish is three pounds short of the world record. However, that [​IMG]report is erroneous as the International Game Fish Association, which keeps world records, lists a 41-pound, 8-ounce brown trout as the all-tackle world record.
    That specimen was pulled from Lake Michigan in 2010.
    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
  2. Holy Crapolla!

    Wonder what he took it on hook wise?
    Bet there was no 7X tippet there.
  3. Why'd he kill it. I wouldn't of even had that ugly thing mounted. Browns trout should be sleek looking.
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  4. Do you wake up grumpy?
  5. That is one ugly fish.
  6. He's old. Wouldn't you wake up grumpy if you were old?
  7. I'd probably be happy because I woke up again
  8. Holy farm fed turd trout batman!
  9. I just asked a question to all. I caught an old fish once and it tasted like shit. I know I don't know what shit tastes like but if I did it tasted like it would.

    And I'm not really that grumpy. But I have to keep up my image. I sure as hell don't want to be a nice guy as nice guys finish last.

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