Below is a another keen TRM inmate, of Eric Collins from Auckland – photo taken by Scott Collins a couple of weeks ago.
I know you you will be distracted and want to admire his lucky hat (?) but just have a closer examination of the condition of the trout being caught. This was just their morning haul. They still had the afternoon to reach their limit of six keepers per angler.
They get even better when they are prepared for smoking with deep pink to jaffa orange firm flesh and taste like nothing else. These trout grow huge in Lake Taupo on a strict diet limited to whitebait (Smelt) and Koura (Freshwater crayfish). They are what they eat. Very moorish, very tasty, an absolute delicacy.
Below is Willie Young from Lower Hutt with a superb big jack Rainbow pulled out of the Bridge Pool in the middle of the day when the rest of the combat casting clinic had retired for the day, but they missed this one. The photo does not do it justice.
We could go on and on with similar images but you get the message… This exceptional spawning season continues. We have never seen so many trophy Rainbow trout in the 5-6 pound and some exceeding 7 pound. Their overall condition is amazing. You really should be here. Work is so over-rated…