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A bass worth waiting for says two English anglers fishing in Wexford

December 9th, 2016

Guide Sean Jordan of Bass fishing Wexford reports: Last crew of 2016 Rich, & Ade from the North of England patiently waited for their window to come after we had to rearrange due to poor weather a while back, it all came together lately with a decent spell of high pressure over Ireland combining with […]

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Bannow Bay SAC Christmas competition sees Tom Daly as Master Angler

December 8th, 2016

Bannow Bay SAC Christmas Competition was fished on Sunday and they report: The Christmas competition was on the 3 Quays with fishing very mixed.  Duncannon and Arthurstown fishing poorly and Ballyhack fishing very well. The winner on the day was Joe McEvoy, 2nd Paddy Barnwell and 3rd Eamon Murphy. Pool Flounder 36cm was won by our visiting Angler Adrian from […]

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This post is in: East coast, Sea angling reports, Wexford

Irish Angling Update 08 December 2016

December 8th, 2016

The cold snap gave way to unseasonably warm weather and temperatures to 16C have been recorded in recent days. Unfortunately water temperatures don’t change as quickly so fish that were inactive because of the cold did not just switch on – but at least it was not as brassy for those anglers who made the effort […]

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Ballymote Coarse Anglers travel to Dromod for winter match

December 8th, 2016

Alan Spencer of Ballymote A.C.

Midland Angling guide Michael Flanagan reports: I met with Ballymote Coarse angler as they fished one of their winter leagues near Dromod in Co Leitrim. Ballymote anglers are based in Co. Sligo, but travel across Leitrim, Roscommon, and Sligo fishing their winter & summer coarse angling matches. I chatted to Alan Spencer who was competition captain […]

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This post is in: Co. Leitrim, Coarse angling reports

Midland Pike Anglers do well at Boderg

December 8th, 2016

Ollie Fallon

Midland Angling guide Michael Flanagan reports: Last Sunday Midland Pike Anglers club members hosted a boat competition on Lough Boderg. This is a popular permit free venue for pike angling clubs, and is on the Shannon system with access at Dromod in Co. Leitrim. It is not a million miles away, and you will easily get […]

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This post is in: Leitrim, Pike fishing reports

48cm fish wins Cod Championships at Youghal

December 8th, 2016

The Henry’s Tackle Irish Cod Champion for 2016 was Tim Sexton, pictured above with his 48 cm Cod.

John Diamond was on to tell us that the 4th Henry’s Tackle Irish Cod Championships were held by Sea Angling Ireland SAC on the evening of Saturday, December 3rd in Youghal. A total of 66 anglers traveled to take part in this event. It was a cool evening with anglers stretched along Youghal Beach. Fishing was […]

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This post is in: Sea angling reports, Youghal

Some decent skimmers at Tulla for Munster Coarse Anglers

December 6th, 2016

It was chilly start for the 3rd round of the Munster Coarse Anglers Winter league at Clondorny Lake, Tulla, County Clare. The Anglers had fished Portumna twice and had seen a real change in fortunes as the temperatures had a massive effect on catches. At the weekend in Tulla it was a little milder and though […]

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This post is in: Co. Clare, Coarse angling reports, Tulla

Jack Langan wins Royal Enfield Winter League

December 6th, 2016

Jack Langan

The final leg of Royal Enfield CAC’s Seamus Mooney Memorial winter League was held on the Royal Canal at Longwood on Sunday. The match today was won by Harold Pattison with 5lb. In 2nd Place was Pat Bartley with 3lb 13ozs and taking 3rd was Jack Langan with 2lb 13ozs. The League was won overall […]

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This post is in: Co. Meath, Coarse angling reports, Enfield, Grand Canal

Polish Fishmaniaks enjoy a good day’s pike fishing on Garadice

December 6th, 2016

The Fish Maniaks from Poland

The first leg of Fishmaniak Winter League was held on Lough Garadice on Sunday the 4th of December. The event was very successful and the organisers report that the weather was brilliant for pike fishing – a mix of clouds and sun. Twelve enthusiastic contestants took part on the day and managed to catch 14 pike all […]

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This post is in: Garadice, Leitrim, Pike fishing reports

Ethan lands a cracker at Oaks Fishery

December 5th, 2016

Ethan with 23lb 10ozs pike from the Oaks fishery is our 'Catch of the Week' winner

Killinarden Angling Initiative ‘s Father and son team Mark and Ethan joined Anthony Byrne for a fishing trip to the Oaks Fishery on Friday. Anthony is no stranger to big pike as he caught a 28lb last December.  On this trip he had to stand to one side as young Ethan led the way with a […]

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Inniscarra Lake programme of coarse angling festivals and open matches for 2017

December 5th, 2016

Inniscarra Lake are pleased to announce their programme of coarse angling festivals and open matches for next year: Further to the inaugural FEEDERFEST Ireland event which attracted 100 anglers we have responded to the demand for Feeder Only events and an extended season by introducing a week of matches for the feeder angler in April. A Sunday […]

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Waterfoot open with Willie Weir the winner

December 5th, 2016

The Carrick Beach and Rockers SAC Annual Waterfoot open took place yesterday fro 12.00 to 5pm. Willie Weir from Larne won the open and caught 20 fish to pip Graeme Blair who caught 19 fish. The main species was flounder but 20 or so school bass turned up to make things interesting. The Captain of Ulster […]

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This post is in: Antrim, Northern Ireland, Sea angling reports