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Irish Angling Update – 28/04/16

April 29th, 2016

The FRY Man

The cooler weather saw even more snow, sleet and hail last week. Luckily the weekend was bright enough and even warm at times, though anywhere exposed to the wind did not benefit from the sun’s efforts. The cold snap slowed the fishing in many places, though those rivers where water levels were suitable soldiered on. […]

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Ree Pike Festival: 20 pike over 100cm landed, 30lbers everyday

April 28th, 2016

111.25cm - Boat 21 - Winner Wednesday 20th April20

Eamon Cunningham from the Athlone Anglers Association reports on the Lough Ree International Pike Festival… The 7th Lough Ree International Pike Festival and World Cup has just ended and was, without doubt, the best festival yet with twenty pike landed over the 100cm mark which would be equivalent to approximately 20lbs and each of the […]

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A touch of magic on the Munster Blackwater

April 28th, 2016

Connie Corcoran with 7lb sea-liced fish which was released

FORT WILLIAM Paul Whelan of Fort William reports on a cracking 9.5lb salmon caught by Nick Rowe on  the Munster Blackwater.  This secluded retreat in a unique setting offers the angler luxurious rentals which enjoy a privileged location on the banks of the river Blackwater. Contact Paul Whelan, Fishery Manager on 087 829 2077 Go […]

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Lanesborough’s Hotwater Stretch back in business, anglers top 100lb

April 28th, 2016

Andy Burnett from Elphin 7lb 1oz Bream from an estimated net of 90-100lbs Caught on the bush swim

Lanesborough has come alive in the last couple of days. The River Shannon at Lanesborough is not immune to the effects of the weather but it looks like the fish have had enough of the cold and are just getting on with it. Paul Waghorne, back in Ireland again for his annual angling pilgrimage, has endured […]

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Cobh SAC Cork Harbour Light Lines 2016 draws in the top class anglers

April 28th, 2016

Dave Jolly with a near specimen Ballan Wrasse - pic courtesy of Sandra Oshea. On board Osprey II with Pat Condon.

Pat O’Shea reports on the Cobh SAC Cork Harbour Light Lines 2016 – final league table!!! Well done to the overall winner, Pat Condon. A superb win. Pat was pushed all the way by Pio Enright. Many thanks to all the anglers who participated – especially those that travelled long distances, Mayo, Athlone, Northern Ireland, […]

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Fishing on River Moy picks up further

April 28th, 2016

Vincent Duigan with his fine 10 pounder

Water levels on the River Moy have dropped further during the week. Angling conditions in the upper and middle sections of the river remained favourable with a number of nice spring salmon caught.   The Ballina Salmon Anglers’ stretch also enjoyed reasonable fishing with Mark Beattie landing an elven pounder on worm. Newly appointed Coolcronan […]

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Good salmon fishing continues on Carrowmore Lake

April 28th, 2016

Despite the cold and gusty northerly winds which prevailed for most of the week, anglers on Carrowmore Lake still enjoyed good spring salmon fishing. A total of 21 salmon were reported by anglers of which over 50% were released.   Thirteen year old Tom Bell will definitely remember his day on Carrowmore Lake as he […]

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Lough Arrow fishing well despite tough conditions

April 28th, 2016

It was a difficult week with cold northerly winds for anglers on Lough Arrow. Only sheltered bays saw sporadic hatches of duckfly and some olives. Nevertheless, the few anglers who were brave enough to venture out reported good catches. Paul Casey, P.J. O’Hara and James Clancy all had fish between 1.25 lbs. and 1.75 lbs. […]

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A great pike for Sophie on Lough Derg

April 28th, 2016

A great fish for Sophie

TJ O’Brien from TJ’s Tackle shop and Angling Centre in Ballina, Co. Tipperary reports on the pike fishing on Lough Derg… Tourist Sophie from Lyon in France had 3 lovely fish, this one pictured was  her  PB. of 107cm. Caught on a very small (9.5cm ) Savage gear soft 4play fitted with the lip skull. TJ […]

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4 Salmon caught on the River Bandon

April 28th, 2016

Bandon 28.04.16

Eileen Carroll Murphy IFI reports from the River Bandon for the week ended Sunday 24th April 2016: RIVER BANDON There were 4 salmon reported for the week.  3 of these were caught on Bandon angling association waters. Check out the web cam ‘Here‘ Eileen Carroll Murphy, IFI Macroom Go Fishing… For the new year, Bandon Angling Association  have […]

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Salmon up to 14lbs on the Lee at Inniscarra

April 28th, 2016

Eileen Carroll Murphy IFI reports from the River Lee for the week ended Sunday 24th April 2016: RIVER LEE 5 salmon for the week on club waters, best 13lbs by a local angler on a fly RIVER LEE ESB FISHERY INNISCARRA 2 salmon landed for the week, one by a UK angler weighing almost 14lbs landed spinning […]

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Perfect water for all methods on the Laune

April 28th, 2016

Laune - Access

Billy Downes,  Secretary of the  Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association  report – 25th April 2016  Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association waters and Beat 3. As of Monday 25th April water at a lovely 1.25 M at the Laune Bridge fallen from 1.7 M a week ago.  Perfect water for all methods.  A few sea trout […]

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