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Nice cod and other species out of Courtmacsherry

January 19th, 2017

Mark Gannon, skipper at Courtmacsherry Angling,  reports that while fishing was slower over the weekend, good conditions allowed them to get out and target some bigger fish, with some good bull huss, cod, ling, coalfish and pollack boated. Inshore there is some good flounder fishing and a few bass are still showing up, with peeler […]

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Irish Angling Update 19 January 2017

January 19th, 2017

The sea trout are most definitely on sand eels

After the brief cold snap of late last week, this week has seen a return to much milder conditions, with temperatures up to 12C at times. Unseasonably mild for January, and it saw fish on the feed in many fisheries. Pike anglers had some great sport, with the Dublin Pike Anglers enjoying a day out […]

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Mixed emotions for Currane anglers as salmon season opens

January 19th, 2017

Opening day on Lough Currane

Vincent Appleby reports from Waterville in the Kingdom of Kerry where the salmon season opened on Lough Currane… 17/1/17 Its great to be back in the No Spin No Fly’s just Facts zone and tight lines to all you anglers this 2017 season. Lough Currane had a calm of sadness this opening day and for […]

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Some good pollack and ling on soft plastics from Cork Harbour

January 18th, 2017

Pollack

Krzysztof Walczak and Robert Dyjasek were out small boat fishing in and outside Cork Harbour last week. The two anglers report a very successful start to their angling season. Krzysztof tells us they had some exciting fishing as the fish aggressively attacked their soft plastic lures. The pair caught a mix of pollack, coalfish and ling and largest […]

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Kinsale Charters report some interesting catches

January 18th, 2017

Hake and Haddock double from earlier this week

Recent trips are bearing fruit forMick Dennehy on the Silver Dawn and they’ve had some interesting fish already this season. Hake have featured in the catches already this year. Another interesting observation is the number of mackerel – Mick says he has never seen so many mackerel in mid january! Other anglers are reporting catching them from shore marks in […]

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Acrobatic sea trout get heart rate up for Donegal shore anglers

January 18th, 2017

Stefan Martin from Killybegs Mariners SAC reports on the fishing around Donegal Bay… A light mizzle glided over the mountains on the far side of the beach and slid down the side and across the beach all day sprinkling a light mist on the white sands of remote Donegal and some lovely fish the seatrout put on […]

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More Roscommon pike reports – 17lber in DPA league

January 18th, 2017

Steve Farrelly with his 17lb pike

The Dublin Pike Anglers report some excellent fishing was had on Sunday during the third leg of their Winter League. An excellent 17lb fish was had by Steve Farrelly. This fine looking fish was not enough to win him the day and Dave Murphy ened up taking the honours. Another catch of interest was a […]

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Two 20’s for Tullamore and District Anglers last week

January 18th, 2017

John Chambers of IFPAC reports that Tullamore and District Anglers held a pike competition the weekend before last where some great pike were caught. Best pike weighed in at 26lb 14oz and fell to Patrick Foran. We hear the other twenty was a 24 pounder.

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Fraher family double in Ardmore Master Shore Anglers

January 18th, 2017

Liam & Mochara

Stan Ryan from ARDMORE SEA ANGLING CLUB reports on two great wins for the Frahers in the Senior and Junior  Master Shore Anglers… Liam and son Mochara Fraher became the Senior and Junior  Master Anglers for Ardmore SAC. Both fished consistently in the 8 competitions throughout the year. Up to the last competition it was […]

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Roach keep anglers busy at Emlagh on the Suck

January 17th, 2017

Bill Cassidy reports on the Sensas Connacht  knock up on EMLAGH last Sunday…   Although the water was very cold due to recent snow water entering the river the fishing was great with Shane Dunne from Claremorris taking the honours with 4.5kilo of small roach all caught at 13 meters Shane had 140 roach while […]

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Playful perch make up pouting pike on Ennell

January 17th, 2017

Jim Walsh and a perch

Perch save the day for pike anglers out with Mick Flanagan on Ennell… The weather has been unbelievable in the last 10-12 days (apart from that shot cold snap. Bank Holiday Monday January 2nd was also cold and we broke ice at Hopes Point to get out on the Lough Ennell. That day was one of […]

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Lough Forbes and Shannon good choices for pike in Roscommon

January 17th, 2017

Joe McDermott topped the day with a super fish of 21lbs 7oz

Mick flanagan reports on the recent Camlin Anglers competition at Lough Forbes… Camlin anglers hosted their club Christmas pike competition Sunday, January 8th. The boats headed out on Lough Forbes, and along the River Shannon, and some cracking pike were caught in calm, mild and at times misty conditions. Local knowledge proved to work well […]

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