A note from Sam Parkinson:
A fish like this amazing fluvial brown is special no matter what, but having my wife @kristina_h_parkinson with me made it even more memorable.
I actually caught a glimpse of this fish the day before. It swiped at my streamer and I spent the rest of the day trying to get him to show himself to no avail. That night my wife could see how excited I was to have the encounter, it was literally all I could think about. The next morning that fish was still consuming my thoughts and she offered to go with me to try and find him again. My initial thought was that it wasn’t likely but I couldn’t turn down the invitation so we headed out.
As luck would have it, he hadn’t moved far and he must have been more hungry than the day before. He fully committed this time and I think Kristina yelled as loud as I did when she realized I had hooked the exact fish we came for. We got him netted, took some pics and sent him on his way. I couldn’t believe it, I didn’t make another cast and we headed home. Moral of the story? If you’re wife says let’s go fishing, you better go!
Angler Story of the Week brought to you by Sam Parkinson, find and follow him on Instagram @cutbow25.