Kandolf caught the 20,5 kg - 45 lb and 1 oz. brown trout while fishing the Ohau B hydro canal. He told that he cast toward the fish after seeing it feeding on pellets. He landed the monster trout few minutes after.
The fish measured just over 36,6 inches long and was nearly a foot wide. Its 45 lb and 1 oz weight easily beats the 41 lb 8 oz IGFA (International Game Fish Association)’s record trout caught in Lake Michigan by Roger Hellen.
It is unclear if Otwin will submit his fish to IGFA (there are several conflicting media reports)
Otwin sent his monster brown Kiwi to a taxidermist to be mounted.
This is not the first time the hydro canals have reported big hauls - back in 2005 there was a report of a Timaru man catching a 16, 72 kilo trout, while in 2003, the Herald reported a brown trout being caught, ranging from 13,5 kilo to 18 kilo. Another fisherman managed to haul a 39lb - 18 kilo from the canals in 2012.