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Black Birds Fancy works well for the bull on the Currane

July 1st, 2015

Peter Kiernan

Guide Vincent Appleby reports on the activities at Lough Currane… 24/06/15 I start with catch of the day and for good reason, UK Anglers, Mr Alex Muir and Peter Liddell, fishing out of www.butlerarms.com and fly fishing with their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught three fine Grilse, their weights are as follows, 4 ¼ lbs. […]

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This post is in: Cork/Kerry, Lough Currane, Salmon fishing reports

Ballybay Festival on July 11th and 12th

July 1st, 2015

NCFFI - Ballybay festival

A relatively new festival gaining in popularity with local and overseas anglers.  The competition takes place over two days on loughs in the Ballybay area.  With up to 60 anglers in attendance and a full payout on the entry at €60 the prize fund is very attractive indeed.  On top of this there is sponsorship […]

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This post is in: Competition, Other news Tags: ,

A Suir beauty for Andrew Ryan

July 1st, 2015

Andrew Ryan with Suir trout

Andrew Ryan of Clonanav Fly Fishing had a super night’s fishing on the River Suir on Monday night.  He landed a cracking trout  on a small Klinkhammer,  The previous nights rain was a great advantage. Go fishing… Clonanav Fly Fishing is one of Irelands leading destinations for river fishing. We specialise in fly fishing for both […]

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This post is in: River Suir, Trout fishing reports

Good mixed bags of fish in the Cavan/Leitrim area

July 1st, 2015

Alice Murtagh from the Corelesmore IFI office reports on fishing in the Cavan/Leitrim area… Breffni Challenge 2015 The Breffni Challenge 2015 took place over five days on Rockfield, Kevins Shore, Corfree, Gulladoo Steps and Gowna Tessas Shore.  Match results have not been as good as previous years because water temperatures have been much lower than […]

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This post is in: Arvagh, Co. Cavan, Coarse angling reports, Killeshandra

Joys and disappointments of fishing at the new improved Knockaderry fishery

June 30th, 2015

The photo is of Greg Coughlan and Tilly docking in the modified harbour

David Tantrum PRO of Waterford City and County Trout Angling Association tells us of the great works carried out at Knockaderry and the joys and disappointments of seasoned anglers over the weekend: On Sunday I went to look at the safety improvements that had been made to the harbour at Knockaderry.  This had involved extending  the […]

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

Blue shark from kayak and 17 in a day at Union Hall

June 30th, 2015

Blue shark

Tom Collins of seaanglingcharters.ie in Union Hall West Cork reports on some very successful fishing last week and over the weekend… 24 June: An early start with the rubby dubby mixed and a drone or two at hand. We had 3 guys fishing for blue shark from their kayaks. It worked out well and Graham Smith produced this excellent video of the day: […]

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This post is in: Sea angling reports, West Cork Tags: , ,

Lots of rays for Sid Jones as he fishes with Mary Gavin Hughes

June 30th, 2015

Mary Gavin Hughes & Sid Jones

Wexford guide Sid Jones of Fishing Ireland joined  Mary Gavin Huges for a fishing trip.  Sid reports: I’ve been busy as of late but finally got a chance to target Bass and Ray.   I traveled to Clew Bay and fished with Mary Gavin Hughes which was wonderful.   We had 30+ thorn back ray along with doggies and mackerel.   Later on  I […]

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This post is in: Co. Mayo, Sea angling reports

French pike anglers do well in Longford

June 30th, 2015

Kevin catches while guiding

A pair of French anglers on their first trip to Ireland did quite well considering the conditions and enjoyed their stay with Kevin and Jane at Melview Lodge in Longford… French anglers Jimmy and Rene enjoyed a week’s Pike fishing with us at Melview Fishing Lodge. The fishing was quite good considering the bright, calm weather. I guided […]

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This post is in: Longford, Pike fishing reports

Piking in Mayo twice the fun for one French angler

June 30th, 2015

pike

Visiting  angler to Foxford Co Mayo, Phillipe Guillou decided to try at catching his first Irish pike. Fishing with local Guide Kenny Sloan, he started off trolling beside the reed beds with Salmo Sinking sliders which were working around 30cm under the surface. Within minutes the two rods bent round almost simultaneously. The two pike were […]

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

Oakland’s junior team finish 3rd in the All Ireland Championship

June 29th, 2015

Winners in Junior section

Adrian Browne of Oaklands Fishery in New Ross Wexford congratulates the Oakland’s junior team who finished 3rd in the All Ireland Junior teams Championship in Nerwy. Adrian says “A very well done to Thomas Quinlan who was first overall on the day.” Well done to Thomas Quinlan,  Niall OBeirne,  Enda Minogue & Ronan Minogue The Dunbrody Festival 2015 […]

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This post is in: Coarse angling reports, Oaklands, Wexford

Angling for Charity – The Ballybay NCFFI Charity Shield in Castleblayney

June 29th, 2015

L-R Liam, Dympna, Sheila with the Ballybay NCFFI Charity Shield

The NCFFI NCFFI National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland have all the news from the Ballybay NCFFI Charity Shield: Match anglers from all across Ireland travelled to Castleblayney on Sunday 28th of June to take part in a charity event hosted by Ballybay Angling Association. The competition was the initiative of angling couple Liam O’Brien […]

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This post is in: Castleblayney, Coarse angling reports, Competition

A hard week on Sheelin, lots hatch but trout tough to tempt

June 29th, 2015

2lbs 13oz trout caught on a Yellow Wulff at Crover

‘Study to the quiet’ Izaac Walton There’s a saying that goes that 10% of the anglers catch 90% of the fish and for Lough Sheelin this was never truer, as the numbers fishing the lake nose-dived this week it felt as if this lake was being fished by only a small percentage of the angling […]

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This post is in: Lough Sheelin, Trout fishing reports