The two fishermen weren't expecting a pig to be part of their catch.
Some phenominal trout-fishing action is taking place at the Mackenzie Canals.
It was the catch of a decade... a fish so big it needed a marina crane to land it.
Good news for anglers – recent rains have boosted the number of trout making their spawning runs up Rotorua rivers.
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