A MONSTER brown trout, weighing nearly 24lbs (11kg), was hauled from the waters of Lough Corrib on Saturday afternoon. The specimen fish, unofficially the second largest on record, was caught by Welsh angler Ceri Jones in deep water near the lake’s biggest island, Inish Goill. If ratified by the Irish Specimen Fish Committee as authentic, the fish will go down as a record for Lough Corrib, and rank as the largest trout caught in Ireland in 118 years. Mr Jones, who works as a freelance photographer with the British angling magazine Trout Fisherman, was trolling using a “roach deadbait” when he hooked the fish.
Irish Times, 28/05/12. Read the article ‘Biggest trout in 118 years caught in west‘.