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Giant Brown Trout of the Ngongy

Giant Brown Trout of the Ngongy
Tola Chin, Jr., and Karl Piatek enjoying another big brown trout on the Ngongy. Ross Purnell photo

My plane had barely landed and already Tola Chin had a video of our adventures posted on YouTube. I just got back from a 12-day trout of the North and South islands and finished the trip staying with Tola at his home on the banks of the Ngongotaha Stream. We fished giant brown trout with guide Kiyoshi Nakagawathe one-time national fly-fishing champion of New Zealand and master of the Czech nymphing techniqueand Rene Vaz, a fly-fishing tackle distributor for brands such as Simms and Scott Fly Rods.

Tola it turns out, is not only an exceptional host and fly fisher, he's quick on the video editing. Here are a few of his highlights from the "Ngongy" a cold, clear spring creek tributary of Lake Rotorua that is simply packed with giant brown trout.

http://youtu.be/D3CUjQxWXqc

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