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Irish Angling Update – 19 July 2018

July 19th, 2018

Donegal Bay

We had rain on Sunday. Not enough to improve things everywhere but the duller conditions allowed a number of venues to cool without becoming so windy as to spoil the fishing for sea anglers. In fact the bit of wind was probably just right… The Irish Bass Festival was an unqualified success this year. There […]

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West Cork salmon anglers waiting for real rain

July 19th, 2018

Bandon Very little fishing effort with no reported catches.  There are a few fresh fish coming into the system but they are reluctant to take in the current high water temperatures and the recent rain fall has made no impact on the water levels. Coomhola 1 salmon reported from the Coomhola river weighing 6lbs, landed […]

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Bass Festival best yet – one pair catch and release over 87

July 19th, 2018

bass

James Barry reports from the Irish Bass Festival which was fished at the weekend… It is only in the days after that you can reflect on the catches and realise that Irish Bass Festival 2018 will go down as one of the best in terms of weather conditions for bass fishing and numbers of fish […]

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Local Anglers clear swims on Grand Canal in Offally

July 19th, 2018

Caoimhe Carroll with her first bream from the Grand Canal at Tullamore. Float fishing with maggot on a bed of groundbait

Local anglers have prepared over 30 fishing swims on the White Hall stretch of the Grand Canal Tullamore for all to avail of. This stretch was once rated in the top 10 in Europe for coarse fishing with bags of bream and tench to 50lb along with the occasional carp with a little work put […]

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West Cork charter fishing bonanza continues

July 19th, 2018

Big Blue for Courtmacsherry Charters 2.60 m

There is no stopping the West Cork charter boats at the moment. They are getting a great mix of species, big fish and specimens. 13 July:  14 July: Plenty of blues and porbeagle about Union Hall today. Good ground fishing too, with several ling, bullhuss and numerous conger along with a bunch of mackerel on the way […]

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Everything but sharks for Clare charter boat anglers

July 19th, 2018

John Dory

Both the Clare Dragoon and Lady Gwen II had great fishing off the coast of Clare… 13 July: Clare Dragoon: We got a nice drift today over the reefs and it made some difference as the fishing was busy all day.   14 July: Lady Gwen II: Fresh southwesterly today made for great fishing. 16 July: Lady Gwen II: Drifting for pollock today, and […]

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More great shore fishing from Donegal Bay

July 19th, 2018

turbot

Stefan Martin from Killybegs Mariners SAC reports on the fishing around Donegal Bay… 14 July: What a great evenings fishing at last night’s summer league outing. West Donegal in all its splendour with tropical white sands and artistic sky’s above. With a high tide start fishing down into the high water banks it was Marcus that got off to […]

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Ballyshunnock fishing well for Waterford and District anglers

July 19th, 2018

wet weather

Waterford & District Coarse Angling Club report on their master angler competition fished at Ballyshunnock… 15 July: Today was an early start as we fished the next leg of our master angler in Ballyshunnock . So with bleary eyes and ground bait mixed the all in sounded at 7.20. From the start the rudd obliged, coming to […]

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Night bass a relief for West Cork angler

July 19th, 2018

bass

David Norman reports from West Cork where conditions have improved for bass anglers… 14 July: After weeks of poor conditions (A big onshore blow followed by weeks of dreaded easterlies) I took a drive of the coast one evening to find the wind had finally swung onshore and was purring away creating those ideal Bass […]

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A great mix of fishing on the Barrow at Graignamanagh

July 19th, 2018

perch

Dan O’Neill at the Mount Juliet Estate took an evening off from the Nore to have a cast on the Barrow… 18 July: I had a productive time on the River Barrow yesterday evening. I started out at 5pm on the boat, anchoring to a nice vantage point so we could watch for activity both up and down […]

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The NCFFI Invites you to Commemorate 60 years of All-Ireland Coarse Angling Championships

July 19th, 2018

The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland, NCFFI has been representing coarse angling in Ireland since 1962, the federation was formed by a group of angling clubs who foresaw the need for governance and a presence on the international match scene. The founding clubs were Fermoy AC, Prosperous AC, Cavan AC, Royal Enfield CAC and […]

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Rain improves angling at Owenmore Fishery

July 19th, 2018

Frank Maunsell from the Owenmore Fishery reports: 16 July: At long last we got rain. It started on Friday evening as a light mist in the Valley continued through Saturday with heavy spells of rain on Sunday morning. The river started to rise around 12 o clock and by 6 in the evening there was plenty of water […]

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