And we have a winner of the first ever "Manic Hog Of The Year" award, drum roll please......
The reign of terror of the unstoppable piggish rainbow of Josh Atkins is complete. Josh left a trail of devastation is his wake with his deservedly victorious fish and walks away with the Simms Fishing Products Flyweight boots, sun gaiter and trucker cap valued at just shy of $500.
It was no small effort on the part of Hugo Pearce to make it to the final though and jeez he was close! He took out some real giants and his Lake Kuratau brown will go down in history as the underdog that almost went the whole way. Keep an eye out for an ESPN 30 For 30 on this saga. For your trouble Hugo we'll hook you up with a new fly box loaded with some fresh off the boat Manic Fly Collection patterns.
And for out semi final drop out Jack Kingsborough and Gareth Treloar, we've got some Loon Outdoors tools to send your way.
Thanks to all who voted and participated, we're already looking forward to next years carnage!