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Italian anglers return to the Midlands for the pike

October 12th, 2018

Pic2. Paulo Massignani and Roberto Quaglia.

Mick Flanagan reports on a great pike fishing holiday in the midlands for a group of Italian anglers… The Midland lakes are starting to produce a few nice pike as the water temperatures drops. Italian pals Roberto Quaglia and Paola Massignani, who are regular anglers two Westmeath had a few nice fish last week on […]

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This post is in: Midlands, Mullingar, Pike fishing reports

Smashing trout to 7lb 2oz on Owel in last days of season

October 12th, 2018

trout

Mick Flanagan has all the news from Lough Owel… OWEL FUNDRAISING FLY COMPETITION Lough Owel Anglers were out in force last Sunday October 7th and some cracking trout were caught in blustery conditions. Top Rod was Dublin angler Martin McGorian with a super trout of 5lbs 4.8oz. 2nd place went to John Dooner of Mullingar, […]

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This post is in: Lough Owel, Trout fishing reports

75lb tope at Greystones a new record

October 12th, 2018

record fish

Stephen Hanway reports on his recent angling adventures where a record tope was caught and released… We left Greystones harbour on Wednesday the 3rd October at 7.30am the sea was calm with no wind. Myself and Sean drifted for some fresh mackerel in the area, we anchored around 9.00. While on anchor we caught some mackerel […]

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This post is in: Catch of the Week, East coast, Sea angling reports, Wicklow Tags:

Paul Boothby wins Carrigallen Angling Festival in 49kg

October 12th, 2018

The annual Carrigallen Angling Festival took place last week with 50 anglers taking part. Venues fished included Connolly Shore Garadice, Cullies Lake,  Dereskit, Gulladoo Steps and Rockfield. 1st. Paul Boothby 49kg 2nd. Mark Pollard 40.950kg 3rd. Seamie Winters 37.600kg 4th. Dave Steward 36.800kg 5th. Tony Hopkins 35.700kg 6th. Andrew Lightbrown 34.700kg 7th. Steve Raper 34.050kg […]

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

Some good fishing on Currane until the wind picked up

October 11th, 2018

Lough Currane on Sunday

Lough Currane and River Inny updates from Vincent Appleby… 26/9/18 Straight to the action at www.lakelandshouse.com we start in their backdate department and we head for the world famous Butler Pool and at www.watervillegolflinks.ie German fly angler Mr. Manfred Yannack, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught a fine 5lbs. Salmon, now we […]

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Trout to 13lb 9oz for Sheelin anglers

October 9th, 2018

Andrew McFarlane with the weight of the season a 13lbs 9oz trout

‘I think I fish, in part, because it’s an anti-social, bohemian business that, when gone about properly, puts you forever outside the mainstream culture without actually landing you in an institution’ John Gierach Autumn moved on another notch this week. Cold and fresh south westerly winds swept over Lough Sheelin, chilly nights produced misty mornings […]

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This post is in: Lough Sheelin, Trout fishing reports

Great piking on the Shannon near Meelick

October 9th, 2018

pike fishing

On a recent patrol on the River Shannon Padraig Carroll met David Nugent from Dublin who had travelled down to Meelick for a day’s pike fishing. David reported that the pike fishing was brilliant with regular doubles being landed. Sure enough while Padraig was speaking there was the scream of a bite alarm and after […]

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This post is in: Galway, Pike fishing reports, River Shannon

Peter Gilbert wins toughest ever Fermoy Autumn Festival

October 9th, 2018

winner

Tommy Lawton of Fermoy AC reports on the hardest festival ever on the Blackwater. Still suffering from the drought the river was still two foot lower than summer levels and running gin clear. This left the fishing conditions very difficult for the 22 festival anglers. But the experience of the festival remains with anglers from […]

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This post is in: Co. Cork, Coarse angling reports, Fermoy

Big Ferox on Fly, a first in Ireland?

October 5th, 2018

A happy Christin Breuker with her fly-caught Ferox

On Sunday last, Bodo Funke of Angling Services Ireland was guiding Christin Breuker and her dad Bernd in the Boyle area. The mission of the day was to get Bernd his first ever pike as Bernd had never fished for pike before. Bernd had come to Ireland for a few days to visit his daughter, […]

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This post is in: Boyle, Catch of the Week, Pike fishing reports, Trout fishing reports

The sun sets on another successful season on the Moy

October 3rd, 2018

William Thornton reports Angling effort was well up for the last week of the season with over 700 salmon reported caught with a big percentage released. This brought the total catch for the season to 7,427 which is slightly up on the 2017 total and well up on the previous five year average of 6,523. […]

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This post is in: River Moy, Salmon fishing reports Tags: ,

Successful “End of Season” Competition on Lough Arrow

October 3rd, 2018

Jimmy Frazer reports On Sunday last, Lough Arrow Fish Preservation Association & District Angling Club held its “End of Season” Competition. Forty-six anglers took part in the event and all proceedings went to North West Hospice with €1170 raised. Results were as follows: 1st Shaun Gallagher with a 3.882 lbs. trout, 2nd Thomas O Donovan […]

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Decent water and a few salmon to mark the end of the season on the Owenea

October 2nd, 2018

Monday 17th  to Sunday 30th September 2018 (2 weeks). The first week was wet and we received some big floods on the 18th (0.78m!), 19th (0.60m), 20th (0.50m), 21st (0.50m) with nice water over the weekend too. The gauge average for the week was very high reading 0.43 metres! The second week was drier with […]

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