Hatchery origin eh.... Who said hatcheries don't work?When you see it sideways on it’s enormous. The Finnish angler who landed it is a formidable power lifter, and was using a 50 lbs leader. The fish was kept alive and taken to the local research station (it was of hatchery origin).
Third photo is colour but only the headAlthough the black n white pictures are all very arty farty, id personally like to see a fish of that size and in that fresh prime condition in all its silver / chrome / blue / purple hue glory
If there`s access to more photos and in colour, then please share, dont do facebook
Well done that man, fish of many lifetimes
No problem. Below is the link for the Aaroy River where the photos were, there is another couple there although not the bestThanks Icemankv
Here's a couple more shots. 127cm long. It will be weighed properly once it's returned to the river. Currently residing in the hatchery tank with a 16.6kg hen that looks like a grilse along side!!
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I can just see the headline in the local paper. "English man apprehended whilst fishing in fish tank with yellow fishing rod. No arrest was made as he lost the fish" :lol::lol::lol: