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Spurdogs arrive in numbers in Wicklow

October 30th, 2014

Romas delighted with his first ever Spurdog

Wicklow Boat Charters ’s skipper Kit Dunne reports on the arrival of Spurdog to some inshore marks recently. After returning from the World Boat Angling Championships where Ireland took 4th place I was met with a few cancellations due to poor weather at home. I was keen to get after the Spurs having hooked one […]

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This post is in: Sea angling reports, Wicklow

Irish Angling Update – 30/10/14

October 30th, 2014

Cahir

The weather has been fairly wet in the last few days and as we write today’s Irish Angling Update there is a Rainfall Warning in operation for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick. Enda Minogue won the weekend’s competition at Oakland Fishery with a great bag of carp which weighed in at 124lb. This […]

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General mayhem as big pike hits jack hooked on fly

October 30th, 2014

pike fising

Rob Love recounts an old shaggy dog story regarding the General in his latest report. This old tale is about a pike so big that it coud only live in those parts of the River Liffey that were big enough to let it turn. Well roll forward to the present day and Rob finds himself at Rye […]

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This post is in: Carton House, Pike fishing reports

Upcoming pike competitions – Loughs Derravaragh and Ree

October 30th, 2014

DERRAVARAGH PIKE COMPETITIONS In the coming weeks Derravaragh Anglers will host two club competitions. On November 9th the Moffatt Cup will be fished, and the following Sunday November 16th they host their Annual Christmas pike competition. Both events will take place from Donore Shore, and they will be fished from 11am-4pm. Club members will be […]

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French angling journalists catch a good story on Ree and Ennell

October 30th, 2014

pike fishing

Angling guide Michael Flanagan was on hand to ensure French angling journalists got the scoop… Paul Burke of I.F.I. was back in Westmeath last week and had the editor of French magazine Brochet/Zander Pascal Leherissier and his pal Boris Mouillard on board. The lads fished quite a few waters across Ireland during their stay including […]

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This post is in: Lough Ennell, Lough Ree, Pike fishing reports

Inny pike a perfect present for birthday boy Ben

October 30th, 2014

River Inny pike

Last week Ben Entwisle  of Middlewick near Chesmire in England was in Ireland to celebrate his 30th Birthday by taking a day’s guided pike fishing with Michael Flanagan… Joining Ben was his good lady Dekeisma Pardoe, and they had a cracking day here in Westmeath. It was a bit choppy for our bigger lakes, but […]

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This post is in: Pike fishing reports, River Inny

German pike angler does well in Mayo, vows to return for the big one

October 30th, 2014

pike

Pike angler Bert Mullrick from Cologne, Germany visited Foxford Co. Mayo to try for one of the big Mayo pike. Teaming up with Salmon/Pike guide Kenny Sloan he fished several lakes in the area. Weather conditions were rough at times but Bert managed 14 pike. The biggest of these were 96 cm, 94cm, 92cm, 90cm and many  […]

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This post is in: Co. Mayo, Foxford, Pike fishing reports

Enda comes out tops at Oaklands with 124lbs

October 29th, 2014

Winner Enda Minogue

Adrian Browne of Oakland Lake Fishery has all the results from Sunday’s competition: Great fishing with young Enda Minogue coming out in top from Island peg 17. He finished with a great bag of 124lb caught on soft pellet and corn. Results 1st Enda Minogue 124lbs 2nd Danny Murphy 108 lbs 3rd George Quinalin 95 […]

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This post is in: Catch of the Week, Coarse angling reports, Wexford

Bobbies, Bobs and Fabs did the trick for Julie Gerry at the the Knockaderry Competition

October 29th, 2014

Prize Giving at Knockaderry Competition, Tom Connolly (Chairman), Julie Gerry (Winner) and David Tantrum (PRO Wfd Fly Fishing)

David Tantrum PRO of Waterford City and County Trout Angling Association puts pen to paper and thanks all those involved in last weekend’s Knockaderry competition.  He tells us: On a wet and blustery Bank Holiday Monday Julie Gerry won the Knockaderry trophy and a voucher for 800 Euro of fishing tackle Her stripping skills left the […]

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This post is in: Knockaderry, Knockaderry Reservoir, Rainbow trout reports, Trout fishing reports

New Full-Time Sports Development Officer – Angling Northern Ireland

October 29th, 2014

Full-Time Sports Development Officer – Angling Northern Ireland The National Coarse fishing Federation of Ireland are very pleased to announce that a joint application made by the Ulster Coarse Fishing Federation UCFF and Ulster Angling Federation UAF to Sport Northern Ireland to secure one of 18 proposed full time Sports Development Officer posts has been […]

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Zoltan Bodnar interview with Ireland Fishing Diaries

October 28th, 2014

Zoltan Budnar

Zoltan Bodnar moved to Ireland from Hungary . He was quick to get used to Irish fishing and has become one of the top tench and bream anglers in the country. Zoltan also loves his pike fishing and has fished extensively in his home country Hungary. He talks frankly in his interview with Ireland Fishing Diaries […]

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This post is in: Carrick on Shannon, Coarse angling reports

The battle for the Giraffe continues…..who will win this coveted prize ?

October 28th, 2014

Esox Lodge - Giraffe trophy

Gerry Olin of Esox Lodge reports  in his blog on the Battle for the Giraffe.  This stunning trophy is sought after by the best of the best.  Gerry tells us that after an early start on Saturday (Well early if you have a sore head after the night before !) they headed off down the […]

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This post is in: Co. Cavan, Pike fishing reports