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Irish angling Update, 18/09/14

September 18th, 2014

Photo compliment of Jason Nash www.savagefishing.blogspot.ie

The Indian summer conditions continued throughout Ireland for another week but while the salmon fishing was badly affected,  the trout fishing on rivers and loughs has improved generally.  The bright calm and often foggy conditions nationwide did make fishing tougher but coarse and pike anglers caught plenty of fish.  Sea fishing was excellent all around […]

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This post is in: Catch of the Week, Weekly update

Fly caught pike save the day for German anglers

September 18th, 2014

pike on fly

Mayo’s strong fighting pike “saved” the holidays for a group of German salmon anglers from the Rhine-Ruhr region. The group of 11 anglers attended a flyfishing for salmon workshop on the River Moy organised by group leader, Rolf Renell. When salmon angling conditions deteriorated further and the anglers still hadn’t connected with a salmon, their […]

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

Mayo rivers suffer extremely badly from exceptional low water condition

September 18th, 2014

Quite worrying – a North Mayo spate river showing its bones

Fisheries Information Manager Markus Müller reports from the Moy – w/e 14th September 2014. Water levels on all fisheries in the region have reached a worrying all time low for the year. Most spate rivers suffer extremely badly from theses exceptional low water conditions and the drought also impacted heavily on the bigger systems such […]

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This post is in: River Moy, Salmon fishing reports

Anglers surprised by success on Loughs Conn and Cullen

September 18th, 2014

Despite the extremely warm and calm conditions, Loughs Conn and Cullin produced some surprisingly good results for anglers during the week. Not many anglers were enticed by the bright conditions and there wasn’t much sign of any fly life but the few who ventured out were rewarded with fine catches, mainly on dry flies and […]

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This post is in: Loughs Conn and Cullin, Trout fishing reports

Donegal wrasse and pollack on light gear

September 18th, 2014

Steven Neely - Donegal wrasse 3

Rookie Bass Angler Steven Neely enjoys a break out fishing in Donegal and reports: It was nice to get away from the office and have a few casts last weekend – I had some new toys to try out and the weather was looking pretty decent. I headed back to my new favourite wrasse haunt […]

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This post is in: Donegal, Sea angling reports

Annual Kiltyclogher Pike Fishing Festival

September 18th, 2014

Mac Nean & District Anglers have announced the dates for the Annual Kiltyclogher Pike Fishing Festival. The competition will be fished on Lough MacNean at Upper Blacklion Pier, Co Cavan. Sat & Sun October 25th & 26th 10 am to 4 pm Boat competition €3000 in prizes 1st Prize Guaranteed €1500 For more information: Frankie […]

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This post is in: Competition, Other news

Wexford mackerel scare but tope willing for kayak angler

September 18th, 2014

tope

Gary Robinson had a free day last week and made the most of his opportunity. Launching his kayak from a favourite Wexford beach he found the mackerel hard to locate manging to catch just a handful in 2 hours. Having secured enough bait to start tope fishing he dropped a line as the tide turned for […]

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This post is in: Sea angling reports, Wexford

Wins for Wayne Fuller Belturbet at the Autumn Festival and Sean Higginbottom at the Arva King of Clubs

September 18th, 2014

Belturbet Autumn Festival was held recently with 41 anglers taking part.  Three section at Killykeen one section on Eonish and Lower Derries. 1st. Wayne Fuller           70.120KG 2nd. Tony Greene            53.490KG 3rd.Tony Mellor               48.730kg 4th. John Potters             48.620kg 5th. Buck Taylor              41.340kg 6th. Ryan Kersley           40.880kg   64 anglers took […]

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This post is in: Arvagh, Co. Cavan

More porbeagles reported from Red Bay

September 18th, 2014

porbeagle shark

Shark hunting is still on the menu up for Hamish Currie of Predator II in Red Bay at this time of year… With one or two about trolling for them seems to turn them on as they are not really interested in feeding because I think their bellies are full. On Tuesday 16 Sepetember, we caught 2 […]

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This post is in: Antrim, Red Bay, Sea angling reports

Huge improvement at Portumna as bream, roach and hybrid shoals move in

September 18th, 2014

bream

Mike Murray of Murray’s Angling Services  reports that there has been a huge improvement in coarse fishing around Portumna recently… Over the previous weeks fishing around Portumna has been a little hit and miss with good catches one day and poor the next. The past two weeks however has shown a dramatic change of fortunes with some […]

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This post is in: Coarse angling reports, Portumna

High hopes for small boat anglers at Kilkeel but just one tope landed

September 18th, 2014

Tope

Ian Curry was back on the water last Saturday, fishing once again with his brother Richard and Decus. Having enjoyed their last trip in pursuit of tope so much, they were really looking forward to replicating their success. They launched from Kilkeel with high hopes but in the end it was a quiet day with just one […]

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This post is in: Carlingford Lough, Sea angling reports

Sea angling improving around Rosses Point

September 18th, 2014

pollack and trigger fish

Cal Sheehan reports that after a long summer of mediocre catches, the fish are back with a bang in Rosses Point… We set off on Tuesday 8th September at lunchtime in my friend Sea’ns boat. Sean (friend), Daire , Senan (both my sons) and I drove west past Coney Island and into Sligo bay in search of […]

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This post is in: Rosses Point, Sea angling reports