Irish Catch of the Week goes to Mark Sweeney, who caught and released this 20lb salmon on the River Boyne.

The River Boyne has always been noted for its big salmon and this cracker put up a tremendous fight. Mark got a couple of quick snaps before returning the fish, which swam away strongly.

If you catch a big fish in Ireland in the next few weeks and have a good photograph of your catch, please submit it to Paul Bourke at 01 8842674 or e-mail