The bar has been raised yet again by Irwell fisherman Andy Boyne - with the capture of this tremendous Brown Trout which weighed in at 12lb 2oz.
What an amazing fish !
Please don't expect me to give up the location - I value my kneecaps. However, I can tell you that this spotted beast had a taste for boillies.
Over the last few years, I've seen numerous brown trout to 5lbs, I've had a couple grace my net in the 7lb bracket, seen photos of fish in the 9lb bracket - but Andys fish just blows all of these out of the water.
Has the Irwell become the Mecca for big wild browns in England ? Who knows.
Congratulations Andy on the fish of a lifetime