39 days ago

Novice angler catches 12-kilogram brown trout in Lake Wanaka

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Wanaka News

A giant brown trout caught by a first-year angler is thought to be the largest caught in Otago's Lake Wanaka.

Emma McIntosh, a Wanaka-based skydive instructor, caught the 12-kilogram fish during a lunchbreak in July.

"We couldn't believe it. I'd never seen anything that big come out of that lake," she says.

What's the biggest fish you've caught in Lake Wanaka or nearby lakes? Let us know in the comments below.

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