Fish of a Lifetime
Its not often you get a chance to hook a fish this size. I reckon this was the largest brown trout I have hooked and landed in Ireland, I estimate its length to be over 24 inches, so it is hard to determine the approx weight, but it was a big fish!
Shane, Kevin and I were fishing the Nire, the river was up a little with the rain. We already had a few nice fish between 12 and 14 inches and a few smaller ones mixed in. I have seen some large fish in the river before but they are rarely caught. Shane had fished the spot before and had seen a big fish in there. I had a few casts with the streamer ( a large woolly bugger) and nothing hit. I slowed the retrieve to allow the streamer to sink, then bam the fish hit!
You can see the landing and releasing of the fish below..
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