Big New England Brown Trout

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To pre-empt the questions: Yes, these are wild brown trout. Yes, they were caught in New England. And no, I won’t name the river. In “protecting” this particular spot, people become downright uncivil when it’s named.

These photos underscore one important point: there is great fishing right here in New England. You don’t have to travel out West to find fish like these. And you don’t have to know the name of this spot.

Get out there. Explore a new river. You never know what you might find.

Thanks to Eric Gass of GS Outfitting for the amazing day out! If there’s a nicer guide out there, I haven’t met them.

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7 thoughts on “Big New England Brown Trout

  1. Great article – love the photography. Thanks for sharing and promoting the professionalism of the sport. Looking forward to more gear reviews. Have you done anything yet with the Hydros SL Reel?

  2. Yep, New England has some great wild fish for sure. Great shots for sure however I would comment that the trees look a little “lean in the leaf” to be a recent trip. All good, no worries, man and thanks for posting. Never get tired of seeing them hawgs..

    • Jack: Fair! It was this spring, but I guess using “recent” does stretch the definition a bit… Good eye! Best, Ben

  3. Great fish! I met Eric there this spring and he seems like a nice guy and knows his stuff. I wade the river and wait till the fall when there are less drift boats 😉

    • Gass is a great guy. He’s also super respectful of waders — I’ve known him to walk his boat over rocks behind waders so he doesn’t upset their pool. Good luck fishing out there!

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