SIMON MCKENNA‎ deliberately targetted ferox trout as he knew they frequented a bay on Lake Windermere at this time of year and he struck gold with this personal best 11 lb beauty.

Simon Mckenna‎
Postman Simon, 30, from Kendal, Cumbria, said: “A friend of mine has caught them over the last few years so I decided to scale down my pike baits and hope for a take.

“I was using very small mackerel tails for bait on size 10 treble hooks and after missing several takes finally made contact with my first official ferox trout.

“I have had brownies to 8 lb at Esthwaite but this is my first proper ferox from Windermere,” added Simon.

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