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Wicklow tope fishing at its best

July 20th, 2017

Kit Dunne reports on the charter boat fishing off Wicklow… 17 July: Tope fishing is at its best. Sunday 11 tope, a 41lb specimen for Ian Mulligan, a first for Nicky McEvoy at 36lb, 2 for Robbie one at 35lb, 2 for Tom, one at 32lb, 2 for John Millerick, to 25lb, one for Des Southside Angling and two for me […]

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Reminder: Wicklow youths invited introduction to fly fishing event

July 20th, 2017

Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Dublin Angling Initiative is inviting young people from all over Wicklow to an introduction to fly fishing day at Annamoe Fishery, Laragh, Co. Wicklow. The event will be held on 29 July and is strictly by reservation only. Free refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Dublin Angling Initiative. To book your […]

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Mako shark for Henry Kelly on KinsaleCharters.com

July 20th, 2017

Henry Kelly with this Mako

Mick Dennehy on the Silver Dawn was heaping praise on Henry Kelly after he successfully played and landed what might be only the third recorded angler caught mako shark in Ireland and UK waters since the seventies. While it was an incredible achievement to catch such a rarely encountered shark the thrill was in the spectacle of seeing a […]

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Good fishing at Tralee Bay SAC comp but flounder scarce

July 20th, 2017

thornback ray

Tralee Bay Sea Angling Club reports on their competition in Spa on Sunday… The club had a great day’s fishing on the Spa yesterday against all prior ideas the dropping tide produced handsomely for us, well at least some of us. Leads hit the water at 12 noon and at 10 past the first ray […]

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Family fun and big game fishing off Clare coast

July 20th, 2017

No shortage of good fishing for charter boat anglers off the Clare coast… 12 July: It was one of those perfect days on the sea for the Clare Dragoon so they tried out some new marks for skate and turbot a long way off. But despite seeing lots of common dolphins and a minkie whale they had no […]

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Rain or shine Donegal Bay is a paradise for shore anglers

July 20th, 2017

this makes the early start worthwhile

Stefan Martin from Killybegs Mariners SAC with more fishing adventures from Donegal Bay… 18 July: Alarms going off at 2am in the lashing rain heading out on spring low tides to dig razor makes one question his sanity but it all makes sense when your sitting watching a crimson Donegal sunset on an empty beach awaiting Bass bites […]

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Bright conditions make for tough fishing on Currane

July 19th, 2017

Very sunny weather on the Wild Atlantic Way - Waterville / Lough Currane

Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane… 13/7/17 All quiet on the SW front in all departments. Yesterday’s weather, maximum air temperature 19.5c. Wind WNW light to fresh with good cloud cover. 14/7/17 My Noble anglers failed N. E. S. and W in all departments, be it the magnificent fly manipulators or the magnificent lure artists, all […]

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Munster Blackwater fishing well and prospects continue to be good

July 19th, 2017

Catch and Release salmon

Some more good days reported on the Munster Blackwater in the last week… 15 July: Great sport on the Fortwilliam Fishery today with 12 fish landed. All beats produced very well as a large run of grilse went through. 17 July: Patrick and Wilawan Carroll with 2 grilse today at the Bridge on Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery releasing one in tough conditions. […]

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Not many fishing Owenea but a few salmon caught

July 19th, 2017

Low water predominated once again all week although we did receive a small flood (0.22m) on Saturday which was very dirty and slow to clear. This left fair water (0.20m) and nice on Sunday. The gauge average for the week was low reading only 0.14 metres. The fishery was not particularly busy given the time […]

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Fair amount of salmon caught on Drowes in low bright conditions

July 19th, 2017

Luca Kettles

Very low and very bright! That best sums up conditions on the Drowes for the week ended 16 July. There was some rain near the weekend but not enough to significantly raise water levels. Despite the very unfavourable conditions, the river produced a fair amount of salmon, mainly grilse with anglers recording some fish caught […]

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Grilse run slows in Galway but anglers still enjoy good sport

July 19th, 2017

Salmon fishing has been much quieter over the last two weeks, as the main run of grilse slowed somewhat after 6 weeks of excellent fishing. There are still a lot of fish in the river, although the high temperatures and bright sunshine earlier in the week has meant very few fish caught. For the 6th […]

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Beagles galore on the Brazen Hussy II

July 19th, 2017

An impressive looking porbeagle shark of approx. 80lbs caught aboard the Brazen Hussy by angler Mikey Heaney

Skipper John Fleming was in touch following a fantastic weekend shark fishing “probably all in all the best weekends sharking we have have ever had, not the highest number of sharks but, 4 porbeagles in 3 days…. this hasn’t been done in Galway in a long long time  and to top it off 6 blues”. […]

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