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Monster Permit

One of my dreams has been to catch a monster Permit, when I say monster I mean fish over 3olbs, which I was really lucky to do a couple of years ago…

A rather recent trip found me again in Marathon key with friends at “Fish the Dream”, the weather was against us for part of the trip, but the last couple of days came good, a huge fish of over 30…..

On the last afternoon I hooked a Permit that had the whole boat in silence, and the other boats that came over to watch….

I played this fish rather carefully, shaking until this Massive Permit 45lbs ++ was safely in the net….. Pictures done, she swam off strongly, then the shouting and air punching began!!!!!

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New Zealand, South Island

I guess the plan was hatched on the banks of the Frome a while ago, friends Richard (Dusty) and John T (JT) were it the throws of planning a trip and asked if John G (Foodie) and I (Keeper) would like to come along….  I said yes before even thinking about…..

After months of seriously good planning (great work Dusty and JT) Foodie and I headed out to Singapore (March 2016) to break the journey and to sample the amazing food, then we all took the same flight into Christchurch New Zealand.

We were now in Trout Mecca and literally had weeks in front of us to chase Trout, ideal…..

We shared the driving, 3500km, cooking, and fished as great friends in simply the most amazing places.

We covered a huge part of the South Island, fishing many different rivers, and catching fish along the way, trust me you have to work for your fish!

The weather was amazing, crisp autumn mornings and warm days…..20160330_111243 20160402_133306 20160402_193818 20160403_121718 20160403_172044 P1010750 P1010868 P1010884A massive box ticked,  Brown Trout and Rainbow’s on dry’s, nymphs and streamers from New Zealand’s rather clear rivers 🙂

Thank you all…….