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THE THREE largest pike recorded in Fred Buller's seminal work, The Domesday Book of Mammoth Pike, all weighed over 90lb and were all taken in Ireland. In fact, 15 of Buller's top 25 are Irish fish. From this, you might reasonably conclude that the Emerald Isle is a middling good bet if you want to catch a whopper. No more, alas.

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IT WAS just 24 hours after my marathon fishing day on the Tweed, that I wrote of in my last column. And only the promise of being able to fish the dry fly for perhaps the last time this year got me out of the house and by the water's edge again. My shoulders ached and my hands were clenched in a permanent rod-holding position.

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In days gone by, the Wye was one of the world's most celebrated salmon rivers, famous for the exceptional size and depth of its fish. It was in the pool known as the Cow Pond, near Winforton in Herefordshire, that in 1923 young Doreen Davey, out with her father, landed the largest spring salmon ever caught in Britain, a 53lb monster. It was in the Wye that Robert Pashley, most fanatical of anglers, caught over 10,000 salmon.

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