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Wild brown trout from the Grand Canal for Paul O’Donnell

January 3rd, 2017 | by

Angler Paul O’Donnell finished 2016 out in style with a lovely catch and release in Kildare.

Paul was fishing in a new spot. He had fished the week before and had a couple of dropped runs. On Wednesday morning December 28th he set up a float legered sprat and after about 35 mins had a solid run, wound down and struck hard.

Paul thought he had a nice pike until it leapt clear of the water. He is a member of north Kildare trout anglers and fish the Liffey and grew up fishing trout in his home county, Donegal, but this is a new personal best for wild brown trout…and from a canal whilst fishing for pike! After a couple of photos and taking measurements, she was released and shot off. 28 inched btw. Unfortunately Paul did not carry weighing scales.

Well done on a fine fish Paul.

Paul O'Donnell with his cracking trout before he released it back

Paul O’Donnell with his cracking trout before he released it back


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