Trio share 1,000lb in Ireland

Anglers that have written off Ireland’s ‘glory days’ as a thing of the past may have to rethink their view after three anglers shared over 1,000lb between them in two days on the bank.

After hearing rumours of good catches at one of the country’s most famed waters, the lads decided to make the long trip from their South West base and were richly rewarded with fish averaging around 3lb coming virtually every drop for the duration of the fishing sessions.

“It was the most astonishing action we have ever experienced. Ireland has been criticised for its deteriorating sport but this is proof if it was ever needed that you can land the catch of a lifetime there,” explained group leader Malc Elstone.

For more details on one of the biggest catches to come from Ireland in the over a year and the rig that did the damage, see next week’s Angling Times, on sale Tuesday 5th July.