River Sportfishing Guide Ben Trainer was out today on the 3rd day of a 10-day trip with our European guests, in search of big fish. Ben has produced some incredible fish this year, including 2 over 9ft and some bigger fish lost as well.
His guests already had some great results on their first 2 days, including a 7’11, and a few others in the 5 and 6 foot range as well. Today, however, they managed to hook into a real beauty right at the end of the day.
Although the fish did partially clear the water, Ben didn’t get a good look at it. He knew it was a really good fish, but wasn’t exactly sure what they were dealing with.
The guests fought the fish for over an hour, taking shifts on the rod and eventually beached it about 3km downstream from where they first hooked it.
The trophy sturgeon measured in at an impressive 9’7”.
Well done fellas! You still have another 7 days remaining to top that, although it might be a bit tough :o). Fish like that don’t come around every day, but they are out there, so you just never know.