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Bandon anglers expect a fish, conditions good

March 23rd, 2017

spring sunshine...

Jason Nash from the Bandon Angling Association reports on the river’s first salmon of the season which was caught last week… 22 March: No springers to report caught on the Bandon since our last update. Current water levels are conducive to good fishing and I’m sure news of the next salmon landed is just around the […]

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Inland Fisheries Ireland announces 79 angling initiatives to receive funding

March 23rd, 2017

Newport Sea Angling Club’s youngest participant Cian Moran, waiting patiently for his first fish of the day during the 2016 National Junior Competition / Daniel Peacock Memorial which was supported by Inland Fisheries Ireland.

Inland Fisheries Ireland announces 79 angling initiatives to receive funding Angling initiatives which drive participation rates and benefit local economies receive support through Sponsorship Scheme   Inland Fisheries Ireland has announced the recipients of its 2017 Sponsorship Scheme which supports angling events and initiatives across the country. The scheme will support 79 initiatives to the overall […]

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Sheelin waters cold, fishing best on warm days

March 23rd, 2017

‘Fishing….it makes us participants in nature instead of spectators.  A crucial distinction because participants tend to become passionate and protective and spectators tend to become indifferent’ Jerry Dennis, The River Home Weather conditions for this week were for this month, March, predictably unsettled with highs of 14 degrees and lows of 4.  The water temperature […]

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First salmon of the season caught on River Moy!

March 22nd, 2017

The first fish of the season was caught on St. Patrick’s Day by Gerry Seck, Crossmolina, on the Ballina Salmon Anglers’ water just upstream of the Weir in Ballina.  Gerry’s fish weighed 5 lbs. 1 oz. and was caught on worm. Garry Piggott, Ridge Pool Tackle Shop, presented a prize to Mr. Seck who in […]

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Team Ireland Fund Raiser on April 8th

March 22nd, 2017

Fund raiser for Home Nations boat team

Team Ireland 2017 fundraiser competition in conjunction with Cobh SAC. This will be an Open competition with plenty of prizes. Proceed to the Team Ireland Home Nations Boat squad heading to Scrabster later in the year. Date: 08 april Venue: Cobh Entries and Enquiries to Dan Lynch 086 335 7344 Contact Commodore Hotel for accommodation: […]

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Tag a Ray Weekend

March 22nd, 2017

Tag a Ray

The annual Tralee Bay SAC Tag aRay weekend will be fished on 13 and 14 May. €30 for shore anglers €80 for boat anglers – boat competition must be paid for in advance. Call 087 9924002 to book and arrange payment.

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Leixlip and District Anglers do well on the Ryewater

March 22nd, 2017

The sun did shine, just not for long

Leixlip and District Anglers Association were on the Ryewater at the weekend… A drizzly morning greeted the Leixlip Anglers for their first competition (social gathering) of the year. However as usual such weather would not dampen spirits nor deter us from a bit of fishing. The Rye has been fishing very well for the past […]

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Warmer days on Mask saw hatches of Duckfly and Sedge

March 22nd, 2017

Ronan Cusack of IFI Galway reports from the shores of Lough Mask… Two anglers got the surprise of their lives on Mask this week, when they realised what they had just hooked. Young Logan McCrea of Southside Anglers was trout fishing with his father Conor last weekend when he caught what turned out to be […]

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Some fine salmon from Currane over the weekend

March 22nd, 2017

Mr. Hugh Patrick O’Connor of Boherbue North Cork, who came of age today in years and christened his 18th Birthday off with his first ever 6 ½ lbs. Salmon caught on the fly

Vincent Appleby reports on a weekend of redemption, salmon style, on Lough Currane… 16/3/17  My Noble anglers are more interested in the Cheltenham races than the catching of a Wild Atlantic Salmon and why do I come to this conclusion because this evening after sending out text’s to all the Gillie’s, I got one reply and […]

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No great hatch at Corrib but some good trout landed

March 22nd, 2017

John McCarthy and his dad Larry had 6 fish on buzzers

Declan Gibbons, IFI Galway, reports from the shores of Lough Corrib where the conditions conspired against decent hatches of fly, but some good trout were landed all the same… In the Cong area on Tuesday last Frank Costello (087-2524253) was guiding Ashford Castle guest Steve Newman and has good sport both trolling and wet fly fishing landing […]

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CARRICK ON SUIR LIONS CLUB NATIONAL SPRING CLEAN 2017

March 22nd, 2017

Lions to clean river side

CARRICKBEG RIVERSIDE TOBAR NA gCRANN / BOG FIELD, CARRICKBEG Carrick on Suir Lions Club are looking for local volunteers and helpers to take part in a community project to clean up and develop the Riverside at Carrickbeg during National Spring Clean 2017. DATE: SATURDAY 8TH APRIL 2017 COMMENCING AT 10.30 AM Join in on the day and be […]

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Trout fishing picking up on Lough Melvin

March 22nd, 2017

LOUGH MELVIN – trout angling report Monday 13th  to Sunday 19th March 2017. Conditions were fair for angling over the first half of the week but Friday and Saturday brought horrible conditions. Sunday, despite a poor forecast was a lovely day! There was a limited trout effort but 1 boat reported 11 trout caught on […]

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