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Bullhuss, herring, coalies and pollack for Courtmac anglers

February 20th, 2018

Mark Gannon reports from Courtmacsherry… 19 February: We were fishing in the bay yesterday and while the forecast was for slackening winds there was still a good swell,water very murky inshore. We caught plenty of herring, coalfish, a few pollack and at anchor some fine bullhuss. The weather is improving this week and the tides […]

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Mostly jacks for Tullamore anglers in Hogan Cup

February 20th, 2018

jack pike

Pat Foran reports on the latest news from Tullamore and District Angling Club who held an open pike angling competition for the Hogan cup on Sunday 18th February… This is the clubs biggest pike angling event of the year and is fished in memory of Jim Hogan, who was a well-known angler in the Tullamore […]

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This post is in: Grand Canal, Midlands, Pike fishing reports

Another salmon from the Drowse, level dropping nicely

February 20th, 2018

salmon drowes

Water levels remained high all week once again. The river was very high on Monday reading 0.92 metres on the gauge but the river gradually fell over the week and by Sunday the gauge was reading 0.80 metres. The fishery was quiet during the week but fairly busy on Saturday. On Friday, Brian McEvoy reported […]

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A Bonus Early Season Trout for Killian in Cavan

February 19th, 2018

Killian Morgan and his fishing friends had a day out pike fishing in the Cavan area last Thursday. The lads were on the water from 9am and it was the kind of day that only those passionate about angling would stick with it. Water levels are through the roof on most waters but despite this […]

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

Bandon opens with a springer for Leon

February 19th, 2018

Jason Nash reports from the River Bandon where an opening day springer was landed on for the first time in a number of years… 15 February: Today heralded the opening of the season on the Bandon River and with it the first spring salmon was caught by club member Leon Costello. Leon caught and released […]

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This post is in: River Bandon, Salmon fishing reports

Water Safety for Lough Corrib – information evenings

February 19th, 2018

LOUGH CORRIB ANGLING FEDERATION In association with the  GALWAY MULTI-AGENCY WATER SAFETY GROUP Presents ‘Water Safety for Lough Corrib’ Information Evenings WHEN AND WHERE: Thursday 22nd February @ 7:30pm in the Boat Inn, Oughterard Thursday 1st March @7:30pm in the Commercial Boat Club, Galway Thursday 8th March @ 7:30pm in Campbells Tavern, Cloughanover, Headford ALL AGES EVENT DETAILS: These evenings are setup to […]

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Another springer from Butler’s Pool as Currane anglers wait for their first

February 19th, 2018

Snow capped mountain

Vincent Appleby has all the news from Lough Currane where they had another springer from the Butler Pool last week but still no fish from the lake… 12/2/18 We Lough Currane anglers are still waiting enthusiastically for the first Wild Atlantic Salmon Strike for 2018. As we all know over the weekend Local Fly Angler […]

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2 Springers in 20 minutes for George at Delphi

February 19th, 2018

spring salmon

David McEvoy reports from the Delphi Fishery where after a disappointing couple of weeks since opening day one angler enjoyed piscatorial bliss landing 2 spring salmon in 20 minutes… 18 February: Well after what I would have considered a disappointing few weeks since our first fish, our season got back on track yesterday, when George […]

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Inland Fisheries Ireland report confirms presence of Farmed Atlantic Salmon in a number of rivers in Galway and Mayo

February 16th, 2018

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has today published a report into the occurrence of Farmed Atlantic Salmon in the Western River Basin District which confirms the presence of escaped farmed fish in a number of rivers in the Galway and Mayo region. IFI has not been advised of any reports, by salmon farm owners, of escapes, […]

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This post is in: Other news, Salmon fishing reports, Weekly update

Irish Angling Update – 15 February 2018

February 15th, 2018

Toomans

There was a flurry of salmon catches last week but since then flurries of snow have stolen the headlines and wintry showers and blizzard conditions have seen many fisheries return to flood levels… The Rivers Lee, Munster Blackwater, Delphi and Butler’s Pool in Waterville have all recorded their first salmon of the season. The Drowse […]

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Lower Bann Anglers bag weights to 11kg despite winter weather

February 14th, 2018

fishing in wintry weather conditions

Whilst a number events were cancelled due to the inclement weather the Lower Bann CAA anglers braved the conditions for the latest round of the league on the Movanagher Canal… 11 February: Movanagher canal hosted the 10 anglers who braved the elements for today’s latest round of the Lower Bann winter league. Winter was definitely the best […]

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This post is in: Coarse angling reports, Northern Ireland, River Bann

Decent fishing at Albert’s Lock for Sheemore Anglers

February 14th, 2018

Gary Chandler reports for the Sheemore Angling Association whose fishing was not as bad as it could have been given the cold conditions at the weekend… 11 February: A few hardy souls ventured out today to Albert’s Lock. Despite snow showers for most of the day the fish, surprisingly, were feeding quite well. So here are the […]

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