Massive ferox smashes Corrib record and is second biggest Irish brown ever caught.
The largest trout caught in Ireland for over a century has been boated on the country’s Lough Corrib.
Weighed at a staggering 25lb 2oz, the huge ferox is a new record for the venue in the west of Ireland, beating the previous best for the lough by over 3lb.
The monster brown trout was hooked not far from the biggest island in the 170 square kilometer water, Inish Goill, by visiting Welshman Ceri Jones after it fell for a trolled roach deadbait.
As well as setting a new best for Corrib, the fish is the largest specimen caught in Ireland for 118 years - the biggest before that and the heaviest ever recorded in Ireland being a 26lb fish banked from Lough Ennell in the 1800s.
The news of the capture has already got many anglers speculating on the possibility of the a 30lb ferox being caught from the water in the near future.