Biggest recorded brown trout from Devon fishery

Alan Coles with this 9lb brown trout from Haycroft Fishery.

Alan Coles with this 9lb brown trout from Haycroft Fishery.

Alan Coles caught this 9lb brown trout from Haycroft Fishery in North Devon, the biggest recorded from the venue to date.
It is thought the brown trout was introduced three years ago as a 2lb fish.
Alan, from Northam, near Bideford, Devon, used a 5wt rod set up with a 4wt floating line and a size 12 home-tied Mini Muddler pattern fished ‘New Zealand’ style on 5lb fluorocarbon.
“I had a size 16 Buzzer on 3lb line underneath the Muddler so was quite relieved the big brownie took the Muddler - as a result I am now reviewing my set up,” said Alan.