There are few things in this video worthy of mention:
- First, as you can see just before he nets the fish, it’s a very narrow, shallow river and he hooks it right under his own feet. It never ceases to surprise me how a thin bit of water can hold big fish, and I’m amazed he didn’t spook it. Having said that, he approached it from slightly downstream, so maybe it didn’t see him?
- In my opinion, he’s pretty premature with the net and he comes very close to paying the price. OK, it’s a big fish and maybe it wouldn’t fit easily into the net, but it definitely wasn’t ready. He’d have kicked himself had it got away!
- Whatever I say, he caught it, and it is a massive browny. Wow – well done sir!