Sturgeon fishing at it’s finest

While most of us are hanging out for summer and fishing, Tuakau’s Barry Sharplin is living it up in British Columbia, Canada.

Based in Lillooet two weeks ago, Barry was able to tick Sturgeon fishing off the bucket list as he took to the banks of the famous Fraser River.

Known for producing caviar, these prehistoric looking creatures are catch and release only. These fish can reach over 90kgs, and it is said that they are well over 40 years old to reach that size and weight.

The biggest Sturgeon he caught was well over six and a half feet long, and says he was unable to lift it out of the water for a good photo opportunity.

He compared the experience to marlin fishing – ‘exhausting, but well worth it.’