Kirkby Stephen and District Angling Association

One that got away

Contributed by Donald Walker (29.04.2003)

I was fishing the Eden in the Stenkrith rocky pools with worm when I struck into a large fish After 5 minutes during which I never saw the fish, it was able to keep its head down even though I was applying considerable pressure. My plan was to tire the fish but try to stop it from going under a rock shelf. This is just what it did and it broke me. If anyone catches this fish it could have a No16 hook in its mouth, I would appreciate it if you contacted me, I would love to know its weight. My estimate would be 21/2 to 3lbs.