Mark Philips sent us in this photo of a beautiful Lough Ree trout caught by his boat partner James Cleary on Sunday, March 21st.

The pair were trolling in the Saint’s Island area of the lough with Rapala lures and caught this super fish and another four fish in the 1lbs -2lbs range all before lunch – not a bad morning’s work!

The big fish was brought ashore and weighed in at 6lbs 7oz before being released.

James’ big trout