While Mask has been quieter of late, we received a report of a great capture from Paddy Donovan.
Paddy and his fishing buddy TJ Feeney were trolling a Savage Gear rainbow trout lure along the Tourmakeady shoreline when they hooked up. After a 15 minute fight, a fantastic 14.5lbs trout was finally brought to the boat, having made 4 to 5 long runs of 70-80 yards!
The lads tried for half an hour, with the help of 4 French anglers, to revive the fish, but it would not go back safely and had to be taken. The fish went 14.47lbs on a shop scales when weighed later.
A fish of a lifetime, and well done to Paddy and TJ for doing their best to release the fish too.