8-year old Harrison Browne was fishing a lake in the Wicklow Mountains together with his dad Ben.

Read his father’s report…

I was fishing a Wicklow hill lough last Saturday 19th September with my son Harrison Browne in the Wicklow Mountains National Park. After flyfishing for two hours without seeing or rising a fish, we set up the spinning rod with a size one Mepps.

Harrison was learning to cast by himself and was fishing away. At the end of the session when we were due to leave, Harrison asked for one last cast.  Suddenly he shouted: “I have a fish” and proceeded to play the fish with the reel screaming. After a tremendous fight, the fish was safely landed and measured a whopping 15 inches! A beautiful brown trout, an absolute monster from an acidic Wicklow mountain hill lough.

8-year-old Harrison over the moon with his big brown trout

This is by far the biggest trout we have ever caught or seen from one of these lakes.

Well done Harrison! Dad is so proud!