The 1st of June 2013 is certainly a day that Paul Wymes will remember for a while as he succeeded in smashing his previous best of 15lbs11ozs, which he also set here earlier this year when he landed a beautiful 17lbs12oz fish in Salmon City on Finlough. The fish took a size 12 Foxford shrimp was in about a week and only measured 87.5cms, which is quite short for a fish that weight.
It took Paul about half an hour to land it and I’m sure that he was given great advice from his father, Michael who was also fishing and of course John Sommerville who finally netted the fish. For those of you who know Paul, I think it goes without saying that when it comes to playing fish he doesn’t need much advice, as he’s had a few here and there.
When I arrived on the scene after the fish was landed Michael was on cloud 9, John was in shock and Paul was, as usual coolness personified. All I can say is “well done to all involved.”
Having said all that we should not forget John Moore who managed to land a fish of approx. 11lbs off Doolough on a Munroe Killer.
That makes a total for Saturday 1st of June of 3 fish weighing in at 41lbs; not bad at all. Hopefully this trend will continue, although today was a difficult fishing day and hopefully we will land one before close of play. D.McEvoy