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First Boyne salmon of season caught earlier this month

April 24th, 2017

Angler poses with his salmon

Maureen Byrne, IFI Dublin, reports that the is the first River Boyne salmon of 2017 was caught on fly at Navan Ramparts by Pat O’Toole on Thursday 6th April. The fish was fresh off the tide and there  were salmon lice on board.  This lovely looking Boyne springer, 10 lb, took a Chartreuse Park Shrimp, tied by […]

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This post is in: Salmon fishing reports

Follow Ireland’s juvenile salmon numbers through new online tool

April 24th, 2017

Salmon Smolt

Follow Ireland’s juvenile salmon numbers through new online tool Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched the SMOLTRACK project in Ireland which gives the public the opportunity to follow the numbers of juvenile salmon making their journey down the River Erriff – the National Salmonid Index Catchment (NSIC). The project is running in five other locations in […]

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This post is in: Other news, River Erriff

Irish Angling Update – 20 April 2017

April 20th, 2017

Lough Sheelin’s ‘Pink Moon’

In between hiding chocolate eggs, eating them, then finding forgotten and lost eggs and eating them too, anglers found the time to get out on the water at venues from north to south. There were a few coarse angling festivals which fished well enough considering the sometimes windy conditions and spawning activity. The same easterlies […]

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A great week for Belgian anglers – 151 pike!

April 20th, 2017

Eddy with a nice bonus Trout

Eddy and Ivan who have stayed with Kevin at Melview Lodge many times over the years were back once again for their annual Pike fishing holiday. I it turned out to be a very productive trip for them. The pair used dead bait and both soft and hard lure approach which paid off very well. […]

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This post is in: Longford, Pike fishing reports

A good trout on troll for Daniel on Mask

April 20th, 2017

Daniel O Brien ( age 13)

Jason O’Brien reports that he and his son had a slow day on Mask Monday 10th of April. There was little to no fly life as temperatures seemed to be down in a northwesterly wind despite the bright sky. Sean Mogan was their guide for the day, and they covered a great deal of water indeed. […]

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This post is in: Lough Mask, Trout fishing reports

Not many salmon reported from Munster Blackwater

April 20th, 2017

salmon with sea lice

In the last week we have seen only one salmon reported from the Munster Blackwater. On Wednesday last week a fine, fresh sea-liced fish was landed by one of Glenda Powell’s anglers on the Blackwater Salmon Fishery beats. Anglers fishing and taking casting instruction at Ballyduff Bridge fishery enjoyed their time on the water but […]

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This post is in: Munster Blackwater, Salmon fishing reports

Bitter winds, frustrated anglers, beautiful trout – Moody Sheelin

April 19th, 2017

Sandrine Marmilloud, France with her fabulous 58cm Sheelin trout

‘I fish for hours, to hold a trout for seconds’ (rollingfins)   To say that this was a difficult week for fishing on Lough Sheelin would be somewhat of an understatement. Now, into mid-April things are going at a snail’s pace here and one would wonder if duck fly, buzzer, olives, mayfly and sedges will […]

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This post is in: Lough Sheelin, Trout fishing reports

Kerry Charter boats report good fishing

April 19th, 2017

Tobias and Christian from Switzerland

Rory O’Connor of the Molly O had a great day’s fishing in Dingle Bay on Easter Sunday. His anglers hit on nice Pollack, fine Cod and an attack of Mackerel. Siegy Grabher, skipper of Sioux out of Valentia Island told us his visitors from Switzerland had great angling on Monday around the Skelligs. Go fishing… Molly’O Molly O is […]

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This post is in: Kerry, Sea angling reports

Bream, tench, hybrids and roach at Lanesborough, bags to 40lb reported

April 19th, 2017

ial Finnegan from Tuam caught this Bream during the night an ounce shy of 6lb. Connor's Roach was 1lb 10oz. Both caught after dark on maggot.

Paul Waghorne, www.lanesboroughangling.ie, reports from Lanesborough where roach are spawning… 14 April: Niall Finnegan from Tuam stayed on an extra night after the relative success of the previous night and was rewarded with a 5lbs 15oz Bream but as all anglers were plagued with liners, I can presume they were not in the mood for feeding. […]

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This post is in: Co. Longford, Coarse angling reports, Lanesborough

Some decent pollack and ling about for charter boat anglers off clare coast

April 19th, 2017

Pollack

Séan Maguire skipper at Fishing Adventures in Co. Clare reports on his recent fishing trips… 11 April: A fresh and chilly spring day at sea today, but high spirits, good fishing, and great fun. 16 April: New service Fishing Adventures – Eco friendly fishing! If inside of you struggles nature lover and fishing lover, we have found a […]

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This post is in: Clare, Sea angling reports, Shannon Estuary

Great piking continues for French guests at Melview lodge

April 19th, 2017

Manu from France with another nice Pike.

  Philippe Arnassand and friends Manu and Julien who we briefly reported on last week finished there week off just as well as it started, they were casting both hard and soft lures into depths of between 2m and 6m. During the 6 days of fishing producing a 122 Pike between them, they are no […]

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This post is in: Longford, Pike fishing reports

Abundant fry fueling predators in Donegal Bay

April 19th, 2017

pollack

Stefan Martin from Killybegs Mariners SAC reports on the shore angling around Donegal Bay at the weekend… 14 April: Donegal Bay is alive with fry and sandeel and all sorts of huge pollack and flatties and coley are chasing around feeding hard. Some fantastic rod bending action from the kelp in close on the lure rods […]

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This post is in: Donegal, Sea angling reports