Photograph [John Hannabus with trophy trout]; Hannabus, John; 1952; MT2012.70.1

Name/Title

Photograph [John Hannabus with trophy trout]

About this object

A black and white photograph of John Hannabus holding a trophy 11lb brown trout that he caught on a spinning rod in 1955 on the Mataura River just below Mataura on a stretch known locally as the Island. This was one of two trophy trout (over 10lbs) that John caught over his years of fishing. John recalled that spinning rods were introduced locally in 1951 and made an immediate impact. John grew up in Mataura and has been a keen trout fisherman all his life and a professional fly fishing guide from 1987 to 2011.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

Hannabus, John

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1952

Period

1950s

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura river

Subject and Association Keywords

sport/recreation/leisure

Medium and Materials

digital scan

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object number

MT2012.70.1

Rights

All rights reserved

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