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Day time trout on the troll, Green Peter after dark in the midlands

July 31st, 2014 | by

Michael Flanagan reports on the trout fishing in midlands…


I teamed up with Mullingar lad Jason McCarty last week for a few days, and we had some sport catching trout pike, and perch. The first day we trolled and spinning across Owel, and boated good pike and lovely colorful perch. Jason also spent a day on Lene and had a lovely rainbow trout over 2lbs, on a Rapala Lure. Jason will be back on the Midland Lakes quite soon, and hopefully will catch some more super fish.


A bonny perch from Owel

Jason continued his run of luck on Lene

Jason continued his run of luck on Lene


Alan Thomas was back drifting across the Midlands last weekend and had a few nice days fishing. Alan is from Carrickfergus and his good lady is from Tullamore, so every weekend they drop down to meet the family Alan goes fishing. The Alan lad has had some lovely days in Lough Aishling Fishery in Edenderry, and also some enjoyable days on Owel .Last weekend we fly fished and trolled on Owel and had some lovely fish. The trout have moved out deep as water temperatures are up on 20 degrees. Plenty of small fish are on the move and a few big fish are also showing.

Mike with one of his trout caught on Green Peter in the dark of night

Mike with one of his trout caught on Green Peter in the dark of night


With the World Cup over and the Premiership coming on line we teamed up with Eindhoven angler Marc de Long last week here in the Midlands.Marc was over in Dublin for a few days with his good lady and daughter shopping, and jumped ship to go for a days fishing. We only had a few hours but caught 5 perch, 5 trout, and a lovely pike on Owel.

Marc De Jong from Eindhoven with an Owel pike - he had 5 trout before this took his lure

Marc De Jong from Eindhoven with an Owel pike – he had 5 trout before this took his lure

The photographs were gone on line straight away and hopefully we will have some more anglers from Holland dropping over quite soon.



Denis Vaughan with Ennell trout.

Hard to believe the nights are closing in as we fish till dark on the lakes. The Peter fishing is producing some nice fish, and in the coming days some nice fish will be caught on Owel, Lene, Sheelin and Ennell just to name some of our super lakes. Denis Vaughan of Delvin is in top form on Ennel land I photographed him with a lovely fish last week from Ennell. It’s hard going on Ennell but he trout are top class.


Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling

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Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling
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