Angling guide Christopher Defillon took a break from Lough Sheelin last week and tried his luck on Lough Ree for a change. The accomplished angler has featured many times in our reports over the years and he has an uncanny knack of connecting with some of the bigger fish that are swimming in our waters.

The photos and video say it all really, but for anyone interested in the stats – that trout is 76cm long and tipped Christopher’s scales at 11.56lb.

76cm trout
Lough Ree brown trout, 76cm long and over 11 and a half pounds in weight

Go fishing…

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