Terrific photos john8! Congratulations for truly "keeping them wet". Gorgeous country: no shopping malls, no low-density suburbs, no vanity mansions built in or near the riparian buffer zone.
As an aside, I found it rather amusing how you jumped back and forth between centimetres and pounds. We Canadians do a lot of that. Canadian anglers tend to use feet and inches instead of metres.
I like to measure fish in kilos to confuse people and to subtly show off. Oddly enough, I experience increasing difficulties thinking in Fahrenheit and must now translate from Celsius.
Science is not common sense. Much of it is devoted to a systematic documentation of what we do not know and understand.