Very often if there is good stable banks and nice holes with ample food; the headwaters of rivers will hold the big fish, often males waiting for the females to migrate up again to spawn. Somtimes it can be a good walk between holes but often worth the effort.
Here’s a few images from a recent trip into the headwaters of a local fiordland river…
Nice young, healthy fish
Slightly older stunning 6.5lb brown
Can you see him yet????
Big trout love dragonflies
Big Male fish
Beautiful colours on this 8.5lb male fish
Lucky beast with 20 sq miles to roam in…
A fish that was holding in a back water and couldn’t refuse a swimming damsel nymph…