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Enjoyable day out on Killala Bay for German fishing party

August 17th, 2018

Donal Kennedy reports On Thursday 9th August a German fishing party and friends left Killala Harbour for a day’s fishing on board “LEAH “. The day was overcast with showers promised. Winds were mainly from the North West which made the sea a little choppy. During the  early part of the day fishing was slow […]

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Irish Angling Update – 16 August 2018

August 16th, 2018

East Clare

This week saw some great reports from a number of coarse angling festivals fished at various venues around the country. Salmon fishing was less productive as water levels remained low on most rivers and trout fishing was mostly so so, but there were some interesting catches and observations from anglers fishing the salt… Jim Linehan, […]

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Donegal Bay choked with scad and fishing well

August 16th, 2018

Sunset at Fintra Beach

Stefan Martin from Killybegs Mariners SAC reports on the fishing around Donegal Bay… 14 August: An extra layer may be on the anglers but the extra fizz on the water certainly brought on the fishing. The bay is chock full of scad now chasing sprats up into the bays taking full strings on the feathers for Johnny as he […]

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Great shark fishing reported from the south east

August 16th, 2018

blue shark

Kit Dunne has moved the Castle Maiden down the coast again this year so he can get better access to shark fishing for some of the summer… 12 August: 3 blues for the stags today, and tough conditions for the party animals. Porgies got us 3 times, on, off, on again and gone, we were left […]

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

Stunning scenery and fishing to match in East Clare lakes

August 16th, 2018

Cathal with his catch

Stunning scenery and fantastic fishing met the 18 anglers who attended the East Clare Lakes August Festival, the first in at least as many years on these waters!  Organised by Munster Coarse Anglers in association with Fishing Tackle Ireland the event showcased the fine coarse fishing available from the shores of Doon and Kilgorey Loughs […]

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This post is in: Co. Clare, Coarse angling reports

Fantastic fishing at Inniscarra for festival anglers

August 16th, 2018

Marius with his catch

Inniscarra Tourism & Development Group Ltd report on a busy August in Coachford with Inniscarra producing well for the match anglers.  Inniscarra is fishing well with plenty of bream and skimmers on most sections. August the 10th saw the first open match take place on the reservoir since the closure in April and the 38 […]

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This post is in: Catch of the Week, Co. Cork, Coarse angling reports, Inniscarra

Cooler weather but not enough rain on Currane

August 15th, 2018

River Inny

Lough Currane and River Inny updates from Vincent Appleby and the Waterville Lakes and Trust… 8/8/18 Lough Currane and the Currane Anglers were all quiet in all departments this day. On the weather front wind West fresh with showers. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 16.3 c. 9/8/18 Lough Currane Anglers’ reels were as quiet as the Wild Atlantic […]

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This post is in: Lough Currane, Salmon fishing reports

Steve Hemingray wins the Belturbet Festival with 41.43kg

August 15th, 2018

Belturbet Summer Festival 30Jul – 02Aug 2018 Drennan angler and England international Steve Hemingray from Leicester wins the Belturbet Festival with 41-430kg. The four day match fished on Rockfield, Connolly’s Shore at Garadice, Eonish Shore on Lough Oughter and Town Lake at Killeshandra saw a mixture of local and overseas anglers compete for a top […]

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

A little slower on Corrib but sedges and dapp taking fish

August 15th, 2018

Michael O Dwyer

Declan Gibbons, IFI Galway, reports on the trout fishing on Lough Corrib… Larry McCarthy of Corrib View Lodge Glencorrib http://www.corribangling.com reports of a slower week gone by on Corrib but guests still had action mainly on dries. Michael O Dwyer and friend Patrick McCarthy from Cork fished with Larry for two days and landed six fish on […]

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Fine fish landed at the Patti Doolin Shield on Owel

August 14th, 2018

Sean Goulding

Mick Flanagan reports from Mullingar… OWEL ANGLERS. Last Sunday Lough Owel Trout Preservation Association hosted the Patti Doolin Shield. Some cracking trout were caught and Sean Goulding was top rod wit ha fine trout of 1.952kg (4lbs 4oz). Chris McKeon had another cracker of 1.76kg to take 2nd place, Brendan Murray 3rd with 1.53kg, Olly […]

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Karl Owens wins Larry Mulligan Cup on Lene

August 14th, 2018

Karl Owens won Larry Mullingan Cup. Presenting Lene Chairman Tom Fagan.

Mick Flanagan reports on the fishing recently on Lough Lene… LOUGH LENE ANGLERS. Lene Anglers hosted their last evening competition last Friday night, and fishing was tough going, but a few nice fished were presented at the 11pm finish. Karl Owens won with a fine trout of 1.24kg, Paul Curran was 2nd with 1.22kg, and […]

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Some unusual fish sighted in Cork Harbour recently

August 14th, 2018

Jim Linehan of the Deora Dé reports on the fishing and unusual visitors to Cork Harbour… We had some unusual catches (for us anyway) on Bank Holiday Monday.  One of the teams (from the UK civil service) was fishing in the harbour itself after coming in out of the weather. We had a very small tope, 2 […]

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This post is in: Cork Harbour, Sea angling reports