Beginner's luck? Fisherwoman catches 28lbs trout on Lake Memphremagog
Daphne Brunet-Vigneau caught a 28lb trout on Lake Memphremagog.
MONTREAL -- Daphne Brunet-Vigneau says she'll never forget her May 8 fishing trip to Lake Memphremagog after catching a 28-pound grey trout.
"It's like a monster. The stress was there, the emotion, everything," she said on Le Boost on 106.1 Énergie Tuesday morning.
It took Brunet-Vigneau and her boyfriend a little over 20 minutes to reel in her catch, measuring between 41 and 43 inches long.
"When the trout comes close to the boat, it's a crucial moment. The line broke when we were about to reel it in," she explained. "When [the trout] landed in the boat, we both screamed. I think the whole of Lake Memphremagog heard us."
Brunet-Vigneau says this was only the fifth or sixth time she's caught a fish on the lake.
Her boyfriend, who used to be a guide on Lake Memphremagog, says she's definitely very lucky.
"It's really incredible, it was an unexpected moment, " she said.
The couple says they released the trout back into the water.
-- with files from Energie 106.1.