Trim angler Paul Dempsey boated a personal best pike on Lough Ree in the blazing sunshine this Tuesday. Caught on trolled dead bait. This wiley fish fought hard and embedded itself in thick weed on more than one occasion. Thankfully Paul was up to the challenge and boated this stunning creature. A quick photo and he was safely released, none the worse for his encounter. Paul however, needed some time to collect himself.