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Irish Angling Update 23/02/17

February 24th, 2017

Ballyduff Bridge Fishery

Storm Doris has been and gone. She caused widespread damage and disrupted the lives of many whether it was getting up at 4am in your longjohns to run around after a rogue wheelie bin  or scrambling for matches in one of the many power cuts left in her wake. Before she hit our shores there […]

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Pike to almost 30lb for Newbridge and District Pike Anglers

February 23rd, 2017

Paul Gosson's 29lb pike took a lamprey deadbait

Paul Gosson fishing with Newbridge and District Pike Anglers was on fire at the weekend. Paul had caught himself a new pb very early on in the session and those looking on knew on landing it was a biggun. No-one really expected it to challenge the 30lb mark, so when the scales hit 29.01lb everyone was speechless. After […]

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Roach to over 1lb at Portumna over weekend

February 23rd, 2017

There was more good fishing on the mighty River Shannon at Portumna at the weekend. Portumna Coarse Angling Club had a competition where almost 30lb was needed for a win. In the catches were a few bream and some very nice roach to over 1lb. The event used 2 stretches, Town and Stick Ups with Stick Ups […]

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This post is in: Co. Galway, Coarse angling reports, Portumna, River Shannon

No big bags at Ballyforan as 10kg catch wins match

February 23rd, 2017

Reeling em in on the Suck

Bill Cassidy, chairman of the Suck Valley Angling Hub reports: On Sunday last the Suck Valley Angling Hub held a match on the River Suck at Ballyforan Bends a section renowned for big bags of fish over the years. A bitterly strong wind didn’t dampen the spirits of the anglers that turned up. Some travelled […]

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This post is in: Co. Roscommon, Coarse angling reports, River Suck

Trout season on Mask opens with good sport on the fly

February 23rd, 2017

Toby Gibbons, well-known Westport angler with a nice trout from Lough Mask on opening day, 15 February 2017

Ronan Cusack reports that cool south-easterly winds and low water levels were the order of the day on Wednesday last, as Mask opened its doors to anglers for the first day of the 2017 trout season. There was plenty of activity along the shores of Tourmakeady from very early morning, as the traditional shore anglers […]

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Corrib off to a fine start as early season conditions help anglers

February 23rd, 2017

Galway angler Andrew Boyd with a nice Corrib trout taken on opening day.

Declan Gibbons reports on a productive opening few days on Corrib. Opening Day on the 15th of February provided some of the best early conditions in several years, with the lake at a low enough level and mild weather offering anglers the chance of good sport. There was much activity and enthusiasm amongst anglers from […]

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This post is in: Lough Corrib, Trout fishing reports Tags: , , ,

Barrow tough but bags to 20lb bags landed

February 23rd, 2017

Apart from thee odd salmon(!) there are good numbers of coarse fish

Naas and District Anglers Winter league round 4 took place in Carlow on February 12th. Eddie Long reports.. The match was fished on two different venues, Carlow town stretch by the graveyard and on the Bagnelstown canal. The weather was supposed to be absolutely Baltic so everyone was suitably suited and booted but it turned […]

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This post is in: Carlow, Coarse angling reports, River Barrow

More Kerry bass report on lures

February 23rd, 2017

Tomasz's first bass of the year

Sea Bass Hunter Tomasz Eckert had his first bass of 2017 on Monday of this week. Fishing in his usual haunts along the Kerry coast he struck into a plump bass on a green jointed plug. After a lure change he add two more fat, hard fighting bass to his account. The fish hit the […]

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Donegal wrasse hitting soft plastics hard

February 23rd, 2017

Stefan Martin from Killybegs Mariners SAC reports on the fishing around Donegal Bay… 22 February: The grey gloom is gathering on the Atlantic horizon outside the bay and the gulls fly in circles over the harbour in Killybegs before winds come, just enough time to grab the lure rod and a pack of illex shads and wander […]

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This post is in: Donegal, Sea angling reports Tags: ,

12 months fishing – pollack on fly in all

February 23rd, 2017

Pollack on fly

Well you may remember from a recent diary entry that the Eire Bass guide Richie Ryan was set a challenge by his saltwater fly fishing friend Jacques Bronkhorst. It was the Doc who realised that they had both caught a pollack on the fly in every month of the year bar February. Jacques reckoned nobody […]

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This post is in: Cork Harbour, Sea angling reports

Derravaragh Double for Daragh

February 23rd, 2017

Paul O’Reilly reports that Daragh Browne, also known as Daraghvaragh, found himself in what can only be described as a ‘catch-22’ situation on Lough Derravaragh in Westmeath on Wednesday, February 22nd. Daragh was assisting with Inland Fisheries Ireland’s study of pike diet and came up trumps with a brace of fine pike, both tipping the scales […]

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This post is in: Lough Derravarragh, Pike fishing reports

Ballyduff Bridge Fishery on Blackwater sees its first springer landed

February 23rd, 2017

Ballyduff Bridge Fishery

Jason Corcoran struck silver earlier in the week at the Ballyduff Bridge Fishery on the Munster Blackwater… On Tuesday (21 Feb) Jason caught and released a lovely fish of around 8lbs on a Clydecade (or some would say a BananaCascade) on our the fishery’s new beat Ballygarrett. Connie apologised for the quality of pictures as both were anxious […]

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This post is in: Munster Blackwater, Salmon fishing reports