Ceri Jones made the news in May when he landed a 24-pound brown trout, which is the biggest trout landed in Ireland in 118 years. And that trout is going to stay in Ireland.
Jones has decided to have the fish mounted and handed it over to Tigh Bhurca in Clonbur in western Ireland. According to Fly Fishing Cork, Jones, who landed the brownie while fishing Lough Corrib, turned down an offer of $5,000 from an American collector who wanted the mount for himself.
“Clonbur is where the fish should stay and we’ve completed that part of the jigsaw by handing it over here tonight. I got local taxidermist John Thomas from Headford to stuff it and now it’s where I always want it to be,” said Jones, who is a fishing photographer.
The mount will join a 19-pound trout that Jones also landed at Corrib. –Brian McClintock