14lb brown trout caught by pike angler

A pike angler got the shock of his life when his deadbait was unexpectedly taken by a 14lb brown trout.

Steve Donaghy from Northern Ireland was fishing on Lough Muckno in County Monaghan when his 6oz roach offering was snapped up by the huge game fish within minutes of him casting out.

The 42-year-old from Castleblayney played the hard-fighting specimen for over 10-minutes before realising that it wasn’t his target species attached to the business end of the rig.

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