Robert, a keen fisherman from Cavan, was fishing for pike on the Erne near Belturbet when he had a catch of a lifetime he was not expecting. Robert was using a plug (Salmo slider Fatso 10) and had had some OK pike when suddenly he was connected to a fish that felt much more powerful than the jacks he had landed earlier in the day.

As he played the fish he caught sight of it in the water and saw it was a big trout. He did not realise just how big it was until he had the fish landed. He measured the the trout at 80cm, a really good trout, and after a quick photo released the fish safely.

80cm trout on a pike lure