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'Million-to-one coincidence' as red kite drops trout at Rutland Water Golf Club

When Paul Friend promised to catch a Rutland Water trout for his golfing pal Tony Wright, he hadn’t bet on the remarkable turn of events that followed.

The keen fisherman said he would try to hook a decent-sized fish as a treat for Tony and girlfriend, Sharon, who was coming up from London for dinner the next evening.

But when Paul looked at the forecast, he found that the weather was a touch too warm for the trout to ‘bite’ and thought he was going to have to let Tony down.

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