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Good Friday “catch” for new Bundoran angling brochure

April 23rd, 2014

Cllrs Michael McMahon, Philip McGlynn and Sean McEniff with Tourism Officer Shane Smyth launching the new Angling Brochure at Bundoran Pier - pic Philip Mulligan

On a day when traditionally fish is consumed by most of the country, Discover Bundoran took the opportunity to launch their brand new angling brochure at Bundoran Pier, accompanied by fishermen from Mullaghmore and the popular seaside resort who were doing battle against each other in one of the first fishing competitions of the season. […]

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From Rod and Reels to Lines and Leaders

April 22nd, 2014

Fliegenfischen

From Rod and Reels to Lines and Leaders – guide Gerard Doran ‘does exactly what it says on the tin’ . He guides the angler through what he needs from start to finish.  With expert advice for those in doubt to reassurance to those who are a bit more advance.  Read Ger’s article on ‘Saltwater […]

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This post is in: Other news, Sea angling reports

A cracking round of Bass in Cork harbour

April 22nd, 2014

Gavin O'Connor with 79cm

Well its been an amazing week on the bass fishing front on the outer harbour marks. Not only have the bigger girls arrived, with plenty of fish in excess of 60cm, but there have been reports of three doubles in the space of a few days. Gavin O’Connor took a break from his exploits in […]

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Superb condition mullet hooked on the Myles Kelly Fly

April 22nd, 2014

Richie Ryan with mullet

Fly fishing for mullet can be a frustrating and infuriating experience says saltwater guide Richie Ryan. ‘Its hard enough to catch the Grey Ghost using traditional methods but is much more challenging on the fly. The mullet were late in to our estuaries again this year. Some fly anglers look forward to catching their fish […]

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This post is in: Cork Harbour, Sea angling reports

8 trout from the shallower water marks on Lough Melvin

April 22nd, 2014

Lindsey Clarke reports  from LOUGH MELVIN – Monday 7th  to Sunday 13th April 2014. Melvin fished well this week for trout. There were decent hatches of buzzers and a few boats reported catches of 8 plus trout on wets and dries, mainly from the shallower water marks. There were also a number of salmon caught. […]

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This post is in: Lough Melvin, Trout fishing reports

Prospects look good for the Drowes

April 22nd, 2014

P.Zahnd 6lb

Lindsey Clarke reports from the RIVER DROWES – Monday 7th   to Sunday 13th  April 2014. There were nice water levels on the Drowes again this week as the river gradually fell to read 0.55 metres by the end of the week. There were a number of salmon caught again this week but not as many as […]

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This post is in: River Drowes, Salmon fishing reports

Super sunshine – If you want to make hay always pick the date that the Sheelin Classic is on !

April 22nd, 2014

Sheelin - 4 year old Caoimhe Sheridan, all ready for a day out fishing

Lough Sheelin Angling Report By Brenda Montgomery, IFI – April 14th to April 20th, 2014 Fly-fishing is this great adventure we have in a thousand little episodes… Paul Schullery ‘First day out on Lough Sheelin’ – 4 year old Caoimhe Sheridan, all ready for a day out fishing This was a testing week for the […]

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Super 72cm bass for Guide Sean Jordan

April 22nd, 2014

A super fish..

Guide Sean Jordan of Bass fishing Wexford has an excellent catch this week of a 72cm bass.  He tells us: Although bait anglers have been meeting plenty of bass lately, conditions were still poor for lure anglers, even this week water clarity is still only 60-70% around south Wexford at best. Our first saltwater session […]

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This post is in: Sea angling reports, Wexford

Super fishing and 5K raised for the Waterford Hospice at Carrigavantry Trophy Fishing competition

April 22nd, 2014

Carrigavantry - Waterford Hospice Day (2)

Well done to Waterford City & County Trout Anglers Association who raised great money for  the Waterford Hospice over the Easter weekend.  David Tantrum reports: Easter Sunday was an open fishing competition in aid of Waterford Hospice.  The club raised 5,000 euro and Tony Kavanagh the chairman received the cheque from Pat Smith, the long […]

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

20lb 2oz pike wins Paddy O’Neill the Boyle Pike Festival

April 22nd, 2014

Kevin Hickey reports that over 140 pike were caught in this year’s Boyle Pike Festival which was fished over the Easter weekend. The first prize of €2,500 and The Moonstone Jewellers Perpetual Trophy and The Winners Jacket is, with a fish weighing 20lb 2oz weighed at Doon Shore on Saturday was Paddy O’Neill. He also caught a […]

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Brendan O’Brien Takes Top Place at Lough Egish Match

April 21st, 2014

Competition Winner Brendan O'Brien With His Net of 24lbs 4ozs on Lough Egish Today

With the weather turning out much better than had been forecast, anglers from the Drogheda Coarse Angling Club headed to the banks of Lough Egish for a day out on the water. It was sunny with a light breeze and the water was in perfect condition, still higher than normal but looked as it would deliver fish. And […]

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This post is in: Co. Monaghan, Coarse angling reports, Competition

Eamonn Conway Reports on More Trout Fishing in the North East

April 17th, 2014

Eamonn Conway a Lovely Wild Brown Trout

Top angling guide Eamonn Conway reports that getting the opportunity to fish other rivers is great because of New experiences and being able to see other rivers with different characteristics other than your local river. Eamonn reports that a friend of his Dermot Leonard from Trim invited me to fish some of his local rivers.  Eamonn says  […]

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This post is in: Trout fishing reports


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