the BIG and the NERVOUS Cobra-Contest ! Finale

eleven great entries, eleven hard choices but between the big and humorous, the glutinous  and the ‘out of focus… this one goes straight to the heart and the Nervous Water dvd prize goes to Simon Graham.
after all, a first trout on the fly is a BIG moment even from the NERVOUS pike fly fishing expert that he is !
good on ya Simon we all wish you many more !

the BIG and the NERVOUS Cobra-Contest !

time for a reminder ! this contest’s up till the end of the month and that’s coming up soon !

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alright folks ! here’s your chance to show us your BIG one, yup your BIG-BIG fish !
up for grabs is the Nervous Water dvd by Beattie Outdoor Productions. five years of filming and 3 1/2 hours of non-stop fly fishing for all sorts of fishes in all sorts of waters, très cool !

– photos or video but who knows, someone might want to submit some art.
– any species, it’s not just the biggest overall weight, length or girth that counts. we want some kind of BEEF but use your imagination as to what that beef is.
it can be a HUGE minnow, some fish with huge eyes, a big ‘ole butt or a huge appetite !
-no dead, bleeding or otherwise fishing-induced hurt fish.
only happy smiling ones that put up a good fight and know they’re going back home after the quick photo shoot.
-one entry per person

send your entry to by the end of March 2012 with ‘the BIG and the NERVOUS Cobra Contest’ as reference.

check out the trailer below, there’s a few bigguns’ there that might inspire you !

and just to kick things off, here’s my non-counting entry: ‘Big-Smile Grayling’ 😀

the BIG and the NERVOUS Cobra-Contest ! – eighth entry

by Raymond Fairweather, Canada

“Here is my big one, my son with his big Bully , Bull trout caught on 4 wt, not big…

and my big one, I lost six feet of fish in three casts and then next day dialed it in and caught six feet of fish in three casts.”

the BIG and the NERVOUS Cobra Contest- sixth entry

by Andy Baird, Norther Ireland

“Still the best at an estimated 45cm… and taken on 7X & a #26 dun imitation.
Witness? Yeah man, Marc Fauvet took the picture ! “

yes, it’s true and it’ll hang over my head like a dark-stormy cloud forever. i took those pics and several more of this very special moment and managed to screw up every single one of them
there’s even a little film of the beast, i’ll share that and other blurry images of this extremely beautiful Irish brown trout soon.

the BIG and the NERVOUS Cobra Contest- fourth entry

by Simon Graham

“from my recent trip up the Bushmans river at Giants Castle in the Drakensberg Mountains (South Africa). This is by far the most significant fish I have caught in the last 8 yrs as it was the first trout I’d ever caught on the fly,with a dry fly called the RAB (Red arsed bastard) not big by any stretch of the immagination but the biggest trout I’d ever caught.”

the BIG and the NERVOUS Cobra Contest- second Entry

by Jan Korrubel, South Africa

“23-inch, 5.5lb wild spawn rainbow taken in The Kingdom of The Sky (Lesotho) on a 4-weight and a #16 nymph – NERVOUS times before it came to the net!”

“whale shark! With freediver attached! Don’t get much bigger than that…. :-)))”

for those who missed it,
check out this month’s  the BIG and the NERVOUS Cobra-Contest ! for a chance to win the awesome Nervous Water dvd !