Great to see John Gummer in the newspaper for all of the right reasons!
"John Gummer caught his first trout on his own when he was 4 years old. He remembers it vividly, wading out into the Manawatu River on a beautiful summer's day.
"I was pretty pleased with myself and I have not really stopped fishing ever since then."
The Palmerston North Boys' High student is 17 now and his catch tally has gone up a bit since then but the thrill of the chase is still very much there. He's hoping it will translate on to a bigger river when he travels to Colorado next month for the World Youth Fly Fishing Championships."