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Ballybay Angling Association Keeps the Matches Coming

December 17th, 2014

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As we approach the Christmas holiday period, Ballybay Angling Association have a couple of dates for your diary. To check on availability and booking just give Liam O’Brien a call. Contact details below Pre-Christmas Match on Annaghierin Lake, Shercock on Sunday 21st December – limited to 20 anglers. €20 per angler – 100% payout. To […]

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This post is in: Coarse angling reports, Competition

Friendly Belgian and Greek anglers enjoy the sport and the craic on the Rye Lake

December 17th, 2014

Filip Van de Vliet with a nice pike from the Rye Lake

Guide Rob Love of Love Fishing Ireland reports: It is said that you learn something new every day. You certainly have new trains of thought each day & one sprung to mind for me while guiding for a group of anglers last weekend. While Jonathan (my good friend and co fishing guide) was looking after […]

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This post is in: Carton House, Pike fishing reports

Glory days for Boyle lads

December 16th, 2014

David Boyle and son with Glore pike

Midlands Reporter Michael Flanagan reports from Lough Glore: Last Sunday December 14th Lough Glore Anglers hosted their annual Christmas Pike Competition. Conditions were very changeable with a harsh cold wind, and some ice cold showers hammering down on compeditors. Not to worry we anglers are a hardy bunch, and took what the weather gods gave […]

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This post is in: Lough Glore, Pike fishing reports

Ennell, cool but well worth checking out over Christmas

December 16th, 2014

Midlands report - perch on Ennell

Midlands Reporter Michael Flanagan advises us to check out Lough Ennell over Christmas. Lough Ennell is really becoming a banker to catch a fish as water temperatures drop to near freezing. Last Saturday was the first time this year I broke ice to venture out. Only a light covering in sheltered Bays, but I am […]

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This post is in: Coarse angling reports, Mullingar

Dumping at the River Inny needs to stop !

December 16th, 2014

Michael Flanagan reports from the River Inny: I was back on the River Inny last week, and also done a few hours on Derravaragh.The fishing was tough to say the least and we only had one small pike for the days fishing. Unfortunately as we made our way up towards Coolnagun Bridge, we came across […]

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15 lb December Ling for the Tigger

December 16th, 2014

David Edwards with December Link

Cork Skipper David Edwards takes the Tigger out for one of it’s last journeys of the year and he reports: I decided to have one last go for sharks in November before the bait shoals left and water temperatures dropped, although quieter than our trips in September and October we still managed to connect to […]

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This post is in: Sea angling reports, West Cork

Fish Telemetry Workshop for Expert Practitioners 2015

December 15th, 2014

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Inland Fisheries Ireland, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin, Ireland Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) are hosting a workshop for scientists that have some experience in biotelemetry. Both agencies are promoting the workshop to provide practical knowledge for practitioners and to present and discuss the latest developments with regard to […]

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A mixture of small shads seduced some chubby perch

December 15th, 2014

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With coffee and good company Rookiebassangler Steven Neely tackles the cold and the fish.  He reports: We headed up the Bann system to find some fishable water in a few of the canals – the main river itself was in full flood and there was no chance of a fish in the main current. The […]

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This post is in: Coarse angling reports, River Bann

A cool chilly Lough Derravaragh sees only the hardy anglers

December 15th, 2014

10lb plus pike caught trolling a lure on Dec 13th

Lough Derravaragh Angling Report By Brenda Montgomery, IFI – December 9th – December 15th 2014 Hauling in the big one – 10lb plus pike caught trolling a lure on Saturday December 13th It’s been a tough week for angling on Derravaragh with temperatures dropping and remaining around 1 – 3 degrees accompanied by a bitter […]

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This post is in: Lough Derravarragh, Pike fishing reports

Congrats to the 14 Junior anglers who make up the Celtic Cup 2015 team

December 15th, 2014

Junior Team Ireland NCFFI 2015

The NCFFI sends congratulations to the 14 junior anglers selected to fish the Celtic Cup 2015! Further to a series of qualifiers the following 14 anglers have been selected to fish the Celtic Cup which will be hosted by Ireland in July 2015 on the Newry Canal. Coaching and practice sessions will be organised on […]

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Small fish but kind weather for the Erne Anglers Fur & Feather day

December 15th, 2014

Bob Hulme, Tony Kersley & Stefan Patterson with the David Yates Shield

The NCFFI National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland reports: The first Erne Anglers memorial match took place on the Ballyconnell Canal and Woodford River yesterday. Fished in the Fur & Feather format the 19 anglers who competed all took home a prize rather than winners pools. The prizes were kindly donated by Fishing Tackle and […]

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This post is in: Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan, Coarse angling reports

Smiles, specimens and prizes as Wicklow Boat Charters ends another cracking season

December 15th, 2014

Best Junior prize went to 14 year old Brian Nolan for his fine Tope of near 30lb.

Wicklow Boat Charter’s report on the winners of the customer’s competitions and a cracking season in 2014. It was prize giving night at the Grand Hotel, Wicklow, where customised rods, reels, tackle boxes and the Wicklow Boat Charters Polo Shirts were presented to the winners.   It was the first year of the free customer […]

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This post is in: Other news, Sea angling reports, Wicklow