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Irish Angling Update – 12 January 2017

January 12th, 2017

The River Barrow

 The mild weather of the last couple of weeks looks set to snap so the weekend might not be as productive as it has been. And it has been plenty productive. Coarse, pike and sea anglers are all enjoying good fishing at a variety of venues around the country. Only the salmon anglers are letting […]

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Sea trout, turbot and late season flounders from Donegal’s shores

January 11th, 2017

Turbot

Stefan Martin from Killybegs Mariners SAC reports on the fishing around Donegal Bay… 07 January: A light drizzle on Tra Ban beach for the longest flattie competition last night just a bit of a fun comp and a nice beach caster for the winning fish. As usual with this beach it was mostly dabs that made up […]

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10,000 EURO prize fund for Lough Ree Internation Pike Classic

January 11th, 2017

The new Lough Ree International Pike Classic in Lanesborough is set for June 24th & 25th, 2017 After the huge success of last October’s World Predator Boat Championship, The World’s Top Anglers are on their way back to Lanesborough and Ballyleague this June to compete for a staggering prize and benefits fund of over €10,000 in this […]

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Lovely fishing on Barrow for NADA Winter League

January 11th, 2017

Eddie Long reports that Naas and District Anglers held the 2nd and 3rd rounds of their winter league on two wonderful stretches of the River Barrow, Bagnelstown and Graignamanagh… 2nd Round The 2nd round of the Winter League was held on the 4th Dec and those chosen to fish their match on Graignamanagh had quite a […]

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This post is in: Coarse angling reports, Graignamanagh, River Barrow

Good wrecking off Courtmacsherry, tope tipped for next trip

January 11th, 2017

Ling to to the high teens were also caught

Mark Gannon, skipper at  Courtmacsherry Angling was on to report that the New Year has produced some good days already at Courtmacsherry… We organised our first trip last Saturday (07 January) and with good weather conditions and slack tides we ventured off to the offshore wrecks, fishing 5 in total. Ling, cod, pollack and coalfish were the […]

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This post is in: Catch of the Week, Courtmacsherry, Sea angling reports

Last Mackerel of 2016 and 1st of 2017 in Ardmore

January 11th, 2017

One of stans nephews with a dog

Stan Ryan was in touch to report that the mackerel are still in at Ardmore… On 30th December I brought my two nephews, Leon and Keelan for their annual Christmas fishing outing to the pier in Ardmore.  Local angler Ger Dunne joined us. Usually at this time of the year we would expect to get […]

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This post is in: Sea angling reports, Waterford

Salmon watch – 9 days and counting

January 9th, 2017

Shane Gallagher from the Drowes Fishery reports that anglers are doing their part but despite good conditions the first salmon is yet to be caught… One week into the 2017 salmon season and no fish have been reported caught and only the odd fresh fish seen. It has so far been a disappointing start to […]

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Irish Angling Update 5th January 2017

January 5th, 2017

Lough Oughter photo by Adrian Bebeto

A new year and a new beginning as we welcome 2017. My father used to say “Girl you have a head…but so has an ass ! (Ego inflated and deflated in one sentence).  Well anglers have good heads, they are one with nature.  They use their eyes to see and they observe.  There are no […]

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35 years of success for the Lurgan Coarse Angling Club

January 5th, 2017

On December 31st Lurgan Coarse Angling Club marked the end of the club’s 35th Anniversary Year since they formed back in 1981. Well done to the Club. Over the Christmas period the club ran a couple of small knock ups on the River Bann at Shillingtons in Portadown. The fishing has been very good with some mega weights […]

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The start of a new season on the Drowes

January 4th, 2017

Gareth Mc Ateer in action on the Mill Pool on New Years Day 2017

Fishery manager Shane Gallagher reports from the Drowes as we start a new season: The first days of the 2017 salmon season has ended without any fish being reported. Over one hundred anglers wetted a line on the first day of the season in near perfect conditions but apart from reports of a couple of […]

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Laughran brothers cup held on Lough Muckno

January 4th, 2017

Milltown Lake in Co. Monaghan held its Christmas pike competition on December 27th.  They report on the day: Fishing took place today on the beautiful Lough Muckno for the iconic Laughran brothers cup which is always held on the 27th December since 1987. Conditions were good but fishing started out slow, but with an hour […]

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Bannow Bay Anglers win the National Shore Club Championships

January 4th, 2017

Bannow Bay Anglers. 2016 National Shore Club Champions

The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers were delighted to announce the winners of the National Shore Club Championships for 2016. Congratulations to the Bannow Bay Anglers. on winning the National Shore Club Championships. RINNASHARK SAC were 2nd and Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club were in third. The Wexford raiders made the short hop accross the […]

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This post is in: East coast, Kerry, Sea angling reports, Wexford