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Eamonn Conway Reports on More Trout Fishing in the North East

April 17th, 2014

Eamonn Conway a Lovely Wild Brown Trout

Top angling guide Eamonn Conway reports that getting the opportunity to fish other rivers is great because of New experiences and being able to see other rivers with different characteristics other than your local river. Eamonn reports that a friend of his Dermot Leonard from Trim invited me to fish some of his local rivers.  Eamonn says  […]

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Irish Angling Update, 17/04/14

April 17th, 2014

Ballan wrasse

It was another week of very good spring weather with very small rainfall amounts around the country.  There were cool easterly winds at times but generally conditions were ideal for most angling activity although some salmon waters could now do with some rain to freshen up conditions and bring some more salmon into the systems.  […]

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Excellent spring fish on the Munster Blackwater

April 17th, 2014

12 pounder for Declan Burke

Ian Powell of the Blackwater Lodge reports: First off the mark today was syndicate rod Ronan Brennan from Dublin who caught this sparkler on his second cast on the Grange Stream at Bridgetown Priory. It fell to a #8 Cascade which he had tied himself on an intermediate tip line. Next off the mark was […]

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A Super 18lbs 4oz fish from the Wash Stones on the Drowes

April 17th, 2014

David Reid with his 18lbs 4oz fish from the Wash Stones on prawn on Thursday.

Drowes Fishery manager Shane Gallagher reports on the last few days on the River… The water level has dropped to 0.54 metres on the gauge in brilliant April sunshine. The weather may be a little bright for fishing but the rise in temperatures, hatches of olives and duckfly and the arrival of swallows and the […]

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This post is in: River Drowes, Salmon fishing reports

More fish follow Dave’s season opener in Galway

April 17th, 2014

Dave Lenihan, Salthill with the first salmon of the season from the Galway Weir

Finally water levels have dropped in Galway, and no sooner had the OPW closed 10 sluice gates on the weir than anglers were wetting a line for the first time this season. That well-known expert angler Dave Lenihan was the first to score, landing the first fish of the season the day after the water […]

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Duckfly produced some great fish on Corrib, with olives starting to appear now

April 17th, 2014

Simon Tarpey with a cracking 5.25lbs Corrib trout, taken on a size 16 dry post hackle midge during the duckfly hatch, April 2014

Frank Reilly reports that the last 2 weeks on Corrib have seen pretty good fishing during the good duckly hatches, although the duckfly is petering out now, with some olives starting to appear. The week up to the 6th saw mixed reports of duckfly hatches, with the north and south ends having the best hatches, […]

Continue reading... Duckfly produced some great fish on Corrib, with olives starting to appear now


This post is in: Lough Corrib, Trout fishing reports

Great fishing on Mask as the kids show Dad how to fish

April 17th, 2014

Ronan Cusack reports that the excellent fishing has continued on Mask over the last 2 weeks, as the boat moorings finally begin to fill up around the lake. Weather conditions have been variable over the past few days with a mixture of sun, rain and light winds.  Anglers willing to adapt and vary their angling […]

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44 Pike for Fishmaniak Fishing Club Members at Weekend Competition on Lough Kinale

April 16th, 2014

Lures Were Very Effective on Lough Kinale

Pawel Orłów from the Fishmaniak fishing club reports on their competition which was held last weekend 13th of April on Lough Kinale. The event was very successful and the weather was brilliant for pike fishing -  a mix of clouds and sun. Nine enthusiastic contestants took part on this venue and managed to catch 44 pike all together. […]

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If You Fancy A Double Then Head for the River Boyne at Navan

April 16th, 2014

Release

Water levels are just about perfect in the River Boyne, so its no surprise that a few fresh fish have been reported caught and released recently in the Navan area. Fish have been observed running through and there have been unofficial reports of an odd fish being caught. This week however comes the first confirmation […]

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Back fishing after 50 years and still has the knack !

April 16th, 2014

Carrigavantry - Mr Eifion Evans 2

David Tantrum from Waterford City & County Trout Anglers Association reports from Carrigavantry /Knockaderry lakes: Mr Eifion Evans Retired President of the British Veterinary Association trying his hand at fly fishing, after a lapse of 50  years. He caught and released browns and rainbows up to 6 lbs. ..and back you go… There are still […]

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This post is in: Carrigavantry, Co. Waterford, Competition, Trout fishing reports

Some nice small trout caught on Lough Cullin

April 16th, 2014

Fisheries Information Manager Markus Müller reports from Lough Conn and Cullin – Week ended April 13th: Trout fishing on Loughs Conn and Cullin had been steady during the week with traditional wet fly methods working best. On Lough Cullin, Paul Caslin and Peter Gray, both Castlebar, had 9 trout, best at 1.5 lbs. Chris Meadows, […]

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From Düsseldorf to Killala for a great days fishing!

April 16th, 2014

Delighted with their catch from Killala Bay – the group from Düsseldorf, Germany, on board the Leah

Fisheries Information Manager Markus Müller reports on a cheerful bunch of anglers fishing in Mayo : Donal Kennedy, skipper of the Leah, reported on some nice mixed fishing for a party from Germany. On Thursday 10th April a party of 5 anglers from Düsseldorf, Germany and another angler from Foxford set out from Killala Harbour […]

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This post is in: Co. Mayo, Kilalla, Sea angling reports


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