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26 August

Tom English wins Catch of the Week for this lovely 7lb 1oz brown trout from the River Suir. Tom was fishing in a open trout competition from the High House Bar, Cork City, in aid of Cian Olden leukaemia fund. Tom caught this trout on a size 2 copper Mepps and it took  over 25 minutess to land. One of 103 anglers who went out on the day to rase money for Cian, he was awestruck when he caught this catch of a lifetime. Tom went on to win the competition and also won biggest fish of the day.

19 August

Catch of the Week goes to Craig Sheridan - on the right in photo - a trout angler, who was fishing with Gerry Flood last week off Greystones. Craig caught and released this huge tope, his first. Craig was helped by Ian Flood (left) who landed the fish and tagged it. The tope measured 174cm long and had a girth of 70cms. This lovely fish is the biggest of 10 tope in Gerry has tagged on his boat so far this year.

12 August

Catch of the Week goes to Mark Sweeney who caught and released a 20lb salmon on the River Boyne. The River Boyne has always been noted for its big salmon. Last week Mark Sweeney was fishing one of his favourite beats when he hooked a big fish. After a heart stopping struggle he finally brought this fine salmon to the bank. After a couple of quick photos the fish was carefully returned to continue its journey to the upper reaches of the river. The salmon weighed about 20lb.

05 August

Hamish Currie, charter skipper of the Predator in Red Bay recently caught a huge  200lb plus porgbeagle shark. Using a medium-light gear it took 45 minutes to come to the boat. Another 5 porbeagle were caught the same day.

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