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CRAYFISH PLAGUE – EMERGENCY CONTAINMENT MEASURES

May 26th, 2017

White clawed crayfish

ATTENTION: CRAYFISH PLAGUE – EMERGENCY CONTAINMENT MEASURES In response to a recent outbreak of Crayfish Plague in the River Suir, emergency disease containment measures are needed to help prevent its spread. Crayfish Plague is a disease that kills our native White-clawed Crayfish.  All crayfish that become infected will die. Crayfish Plague is easily transmitted in […]

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Irish Angling Update – 26 May 2017

May 26th, 2017

The evening light shines over Gavin Rogan’s spent gnat fish of 5lbs

“Ne’er cast a clout ’til May is out” as the old saying goes, meaning don’t shed that jumper just yet, as May can throw any weather at you. Well many a clout was cast this week, as temperatures soared to 26 degrees yesterday; the hottest day of the year so far. Some rain was had […]

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Incredible fishing off Clare coast, reef, wreck, monster sharks

May 26th, 2017

Sixgill shark

All the usual fishing is providing plenty of thrills for charter boat anglers fishing off Clare’s coasts. Even those who want something with a bit more bite are not disappointed! It was a breezy wet start to the day for the anglers on Lady Gwen II on Saturday, but when the sun came out it turned out […]

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This post is in: Catch of the Week, Clare, Sea angling reports

Smooth seas, smooth fishing at Wicklow

May 26th, 2017

smoothie

Kit Dunne of Wicklow Boat Charters tells us that the good weather has seen his fishing really take off, especially now that the smoothhounds are in… 19 May: The Big Guns out today to find them hounds. Well done Paddy. 20 May: Weather sorted fish sorted!! Great fishing today with Hounds, Tope and Ray, and a few Huss with […]

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This post is in: East coast, Sea angling reports, Wicklow

Anglers enjoying Cavan’s pike fishing

May 26th, 2017

pike

Eamon Gray, Breffni Arms Hotel Arva tells us that the Marshall party from Manchester are getting some great sport despite the conditions. Bright sunshine is not an anglers friend but they are really having a good time and getting some decent double figure fish – not all pike. One of them had a trout estimated […]

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Plenty of water, a few salmon and prospects good on Owenea

May 26th, 2017

Monday 15th  to Sunday 21st May 2017. The Owenea received a big flood on Monday (0.58m) which gave lovely river levels on Tuesday (0.30m). Thereafter the river dropped until a minor flood on Saturday (0.22m). The gauge average for the week read 0.24 metres. Despite some lovely water levels, only 11 visiting rods fished for […]

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Mayfly starting on Melvin, trout fishing to pick up

May 26th, 2017

Monday 15th  to Sunday 21st May 2017. Lough Melvin remained fairly quiet again this week with few boats out after salmon. The Mayfly have started to hatch with fly reported in Kinlough Bay and rods reported good sport with Sonaghan pursuing hatching mayfly. The trout fishing will pick up well now as mayfly hatches increase […]

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Fair water on the Drowes, river fished well

May 26th, 2017

On Saturday, Julian Ciconte reported an 8lb salmon caught on a spinner from Corry

Monday 15th  to Sunday 21st May 2017. Water levels were fair on the Drowes at the beginning of the week but with the sunny, warm & dry conditions, the river continued to fall over the week. The river fished well given the challenging conditions and the grilse started to appear in good numbers. On Monday, […]

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Killybegs Mariners Summer League results

May 24th, 2017

Stefan Martin from Killybegs Mariners SAC with more fishing adventures to make us all a little jealous… 20 May: Great conditions of a clean surf and a calm balmy May evening at the Mariners League outing last night and some lovely fish early on with flounders and turbot and trout on the feed early doors caught and […]

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Recent rain improves fishing on the Erriff

May 24th, 2017

Jamie Mcstay with a fine 8.75lbs Erriff salmon

Osgur Grieve reports that after being plagued by low water in recent weeks, a bit of rain last week brought decent fishing conditions to the Erriff, with a flood of 1.86m on the 15th. When the flood did come it was very dirty. By Wednesday 17th the river had cleared nicely and was reading 1.06m […]

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Galway Fishery: Grilse are in!

May 24th, 2017

The grilse are in. That’s the latest news from the Galway Fishery, where grilse have arrived in good numbers in the last couple of days, providing anglers with a welcome boost, and 30 fish landed for the week. French visitors Remy Gateau and P. Schmitt had a grilse each, both caught on shrimp, and local […]

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Mask fishing well, mayfly in full swing, worth a visit

May 24th, 2017

Mayfly

Ronan Cusack reports a busy week on Mask this week, as the mayfly gets into full swing. Reports indicate that fly hatches are sparse in most areas, yet trout are actively seeking food close to the surface. Mike and John from Scotland had a day fishing wet flies with Ronan on Saturday last and finished […]

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