This huge char was caught on a fly by Craig Blackie (holding rod). It weighed over 24 lbs and is estimated to be the largest fly-caught char on record. The blazing beast was released seconds after this photo was taken. Both guys in the shot are fish biologists and they specialize in salmonid morphology and taxonomy. Visit Paul Vecsei's Photostream to view other amazing fish including giant lake trout, backcrossed carp, strange chubs and more. As you'll discover, fisheries biology has it's perks.
Photo courtesy of Fish as art