Great trout fishing on Lough Lene opening day
March 2nd, 2017 | by Myles Kelly
Lough Lene in Westmeath open yesterday and michael Flanagan was there to sample the first trout of the season. He met up with a lot of local and visiting anglers and all reported catching trout on a mix of fly and trolled lure. Gerry Heaslip, who has fished for Ireland told Michael he had one of his best opening day’s on the lake in a long time and caught some great trout on the fly.
Lough Lene Angling Association
It is for it’s fly fishing that Lough Lene is probably most famous. The season really kicks off with large hatches of Duckfly in April,( though some hardy fly fishers can be seen on the lake from the 1st March ).After the duckfly there are prolific hatches of olives giving rise to some exceptional buzzer fishing. During the day in July and August Mayfly can be seen hatching and as the sun sets the large sedges ( Green Peters & Murroughs) that Lough Lene is famous for begin to hatch. If you are in the right place an the right time you can have spectaculor flyfishing with fish of 5lbs not uncommon.
There is public access to the lake at “The Cut”. Fishing permits and information on boat hire are available in the local Gala store in Collinstown.
Finally, to join our angling club, you don’t have to be a good angler!, you don’t have to be able to swim!, you don’t even have to be good looking! but You must wear a life jacket at all times when on the water.
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Midlands Angling provide a top class Guiding service covering many of the top coarse and game waters across the Midlands. Visiting fly anglers have landed some fine trout while out with Midland Angling Guides, pike anglers also recorded some net bursting catches including many pike over 20lbs. Top waters include Lough Ree, Ennell, Owel, Lene, Mount Dalton, and Glore Lake just to mention a few.
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