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ESB Club lights up its day with trip to Courtlough

February 27th, 2017 | by

Noel Caffrey reports on the ESB Angling Club outing at Courtlough fishery on Sat Feburary 25th

A nice fish from Courtlough

A nice fish from Courtlough

The latest ESB Angling Club outing was a coaching day, to iron out some of the bad habits of the experienced anglers and introduce a number of novices to fly fishing followed by a session on the lake to put all the learnings into practice.  Garrett Ruigrok took the members through the science and basics of casting, followed by sessions on rigs and explanations of the type of flies to use.

Casting instruction

Casting instruction

Casting instruction

Casting instruction – the nest step

Sandwiched between storms Doris and Ewan, the fishing was never going to be easy or comfortable, but almost all caught on the day, and certainly all enjoyed and benefited from the day.  A total of 45 Rainbows and 15 Brownies were caught.  Rainbows to 7lb + were caught, with some much bigger lost.  Brownies to 3lb + were caught.  All fish were in great condition and all were returned to fight another day.   The bigger fish came to blobs and buzzers, damsel type lures worked very well too.

A bit of 1 on 1

A bit of 1 on 1

A great day out, and many thanks to the expertise, attention and hospitality of Garrett.

The proof is in the pudding...

The proof is in the pudding…

Go fishing…

ESB Club

The ESB Club is open to all ESB staff past and present.  We run outings at least once a month and cover all branches of angling.  We practice catch and release in all our outings.

Courtlough Trout Fishery

Courtlough Trout Fishery is located in Balbriggan, Co. Dublin.  The grounds of Courtlough also offer clay pigeon shooting, archery and an extreme adventure zone. Dublin Falconry is also located here. For further information contact Garrett at Tel: 087 2712704 Email: fishing@courtlough.ie or check the website www.courtlough.ie

Courtlough

Courtlough


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