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Irish angling Update – 23/10/14

October 23rd, 2014

Thick fog at Lought Oughter

The weather has been fairly unsettled in the last week with plenty of wind and rain but as ever there were still opportunities for anglers to get out and about with rod and line… Congratulations to Liamonus Stoskus, Co. Longford Go & Catch Lithuanian fishing club in Ireland whose 22lb 2oz specimen wins him the Two […]

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From France to Foxford for the fighting pike

October 23rd, 2014

Jean-Louis Coupé from France

Visiting angler to Foxford Jean-Louis Coupé from France spent a day in the region fishing for pike with guide Kenny Sloan.  7 pike in total were caught, 2 on the fly and 5 trolling large lures. Jean -Louis will be returning in November with a group of anglers in the hope of catching one of […]

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

God wins Dublin Pike Anglers winter league

October 23rd, 2014

Godfrey Donohue with one of his winning fish

The Dublin Pike Anglers held their first leg of the winter league in a midland venue. 19 anglers caught and released 198 fish up to 11lb 10oz Results 1st Godfrey Donohue 33 fish 79lb 10oz 2nd Paul O’ Donohoe 23 fish 52lb 3oz 3rd Joey Bonnie 30 fish 52lb 1oz Heaviest fish: Paul McCarthy 11lb […]

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This post is in: Midland Loughs, Pike fishing reports

Exciting fishing at Rye Lake

October 23rd, 2014

Caught and released last week – a pike with a taste for trout!

Rob Love of Love Fishing Ireland reports: With autumn most certainly in the air over the last week or so attention has turned to the hugely exciting pike fishing to be had on the Rye Lake. Fishing pressure has been very light to date and armed with a selection of flies or lures the small […]

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2014 Waterways Ireland Schools Coarse Angling Competition

October 23rd, 2014

Erne integrated

This annual event held on Saturday 11th October was organised by the Ulster Coarse Fishing Federation a provincial council of the NCFFI and sponsored by Waterways Ireland and Shakespeare Tackle with additional support from Irish Bait & Tackle and Magherafelt District Council. This year the venue was, courtesy of Bann Systems Ltd, the Lower River […]

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This post is in: Coarse angling reports, Northern Ireland

Tope, my bread and butter fish by Kit Dunne

October 22nd, 2014

Kir Dunne

Kit Dunne of Wicklow Boat Charters  gives an excellent and informative interview to Paddy Keogh of Ireland Fishing Diaries. Just back from the World championships in Weymouth where the Irish team came third, Kit gives great advice on the fish which is dear to his heart – tope.  With over 30 years experience under his […]

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Lauren takes to the seas aboard the Avoca and lands some super fish

October 22nd, 2014

Sid Jones - Dungarvan Oct (2)

Guide Sid Jones of Fishing Ireland in Wexford enjoyed some excellent fishing in Waterford.  What a way to end a season on a high note.  Sid reports: My last outing aboard the Avoca with Jack Keating of Dungarvan Charter Boats ended on a high note with catches of ling up to 12lb, pollock up to […]

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This post is in: Sea angling reports, Waterford

Jack attack for Steven as he shakes off the cabin fever in Monaghan

October 22nd, 2014

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With an extremely stormy forecast Steven Neely tells us that he ruled out a saltwater adventure and decided to head for a spot of piking …. Steven says ” The chosen venue throws up some decent fish despite its size. We set off and headed south for Co. Monaghan. I started off using my new Megabass […]

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

Specimen Rudd for Jennifer as she fishes in the Roscommon rain

October 21st, 2014

Patrick Cooper - Jennifer Cooper with specimen rudd (2)

Patrick Cooper tells us about his trip to Roscommon last weekend; The weather was pretty bad; rain and wind so my usual trip to the Suck was out so I decided to fish a small lake on Saturday(18/10) and was hoping to catch a few roach . I was fishing with my daughter, Jennifer, and […]

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This post is in: Coarse angling reports, Roscommon

Portobello tackle Lough Sillian

October 21st, 2014

Portobello - Lough Sillian (4)

Portobello Angling Club report on their trip to Lough Sillian in Co. Cavan: With a blustery day expected by all taking part in our return trip to Lough Sillian, Shercock, Co.Cavan, the majority of the 14 anglers chose to fish the feeder at long distance. Unfortunately the skimmers did not turn up in any real […]

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This post is in: Coarse angling reports, Dublin

20lb Lough Allua pike for German tourist

October 21st, 2014

Greg Latour - German tourist Mike Herpers on Lough Allua (2)

Greg Latour reports from Lough Allua in Co. Cork; 2 great Lough Allua pike in 1 holiday. My German guest Mike Herpers won the 14th Lough Allua Pike Challenge with a cracking 103cm / 20lbs.pike . The fish shows some scars all over his body with the tail being badly affected . Only days later […]

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This post is in: Cork, Lough Allua, Pike fishing reports

15 species for fishing buddies during their week in Wexford

October 21st, 2014

Ger Doran - Gabriel and Patrick in Wexford with bass

Wexford guide Gerard Doran of www.southeastanglingservices.com ensured that two Swiss fishing buddies visiting Wexford had a week to remember.  Ger reports: Gabriel and Patrick visited Wexford last week for five days of guided fishing. The aim was to fish for many species using various methods with some Bass high on the agenda. Before their arrival […]

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This post is in: Sea angling reports, Wexford