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Monster Trout Landed at Lough Corrib Could Be Biggest Since 1894

30th May 2012
Monster Trout Landed at Lough Corrib Could Be Biggest Since 1894

#ANGLING - Welsh angler Ceri Jones couldn't believe his luck when he fished a record-breaking monster trout from Lough Corrib last weekend.

According to The Connacht Telegraph, Jones hooked the 24lb goliath near the lake's biggest island Inishgoll on Saturday 26 May.

And if declared an authentic specimen by the Irish Specimen Trout Committee, it will rank as the largest trout caught in Ireland since 1894, when William Mears landed a 26lb brown trout at Lough Ennell.

Jones, a freelance photographer with Trout Fisherman magazine, said: “When I hooked it first, I knew instantly it was big fish. It was like hooking a car, the line just streamed off the reel.

“Using this type of big bait, you're either going to get nothing or a big fish,” he added, referring to the roach deadbeat he used to troll the trout for over an hour.

The Welshman plans to have his prize stuffed and mounted in Burke's Bar in Clonbur, Co Galway.

The Connacht Telegraph has more on the story HERE.

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