The trout season has ended on all of our loughs and rivers but we got a nice (albeit late) report in this week from an angler who spent the last few days of the season fishing on L. Mask. Toby Gibbons has been fishing L. Mask for years and spent the last few days of the season targeting trout that were feeding on daphnia. He was catching well, with a few fish in the 1-1.5lbs category when all of a sudden his Yellow Octopus was engulfed by a much larger fish. After a number of strong runs which stripped him to the backing, he eventually boated what turned out to be a fish of a lifetime, a whopping 9lb 5oz trout. What a way to end your season!