Almost exactly one year ago, The Avondhu carried a story of Mitchelstown-born man who celebrated his 101st birthday by landing two salmon while angling in Galway.

This week, The Avondhu are proud to announce that the same man has celebrated his 102nd birthday in a slightly more spectacular fashion, landing not two, but three salmon at the same spot!

Lt Col Ned Cusack, on 7th July, caught two beautiful wild Atlantic salmon, and one non native Pacific pink salmon, at the Galway Weir Fishery. 

Eamon Cusack, Ned’s son, tells the tale of his talented father keeping a cool head under pressure.

“Once the fish were on, Ned managed them relatively easily, though there were a few hairy moments when…

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