Midland trout report with some trout fishing reported on Lough Owel
June 20th, 2012 | by Paul Bourke
Midland Lakes by Dermot Broughan
It was a very difficulty week for angling. Very heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday deterred most anglers apart from two who headed out on Owel.
Once again angling has been very slow over the week with very few anglers on the lake. Dr Waldron was on the lake on Friday evening and reported seeing a number of nice trout rising but none were willing to give themselves up to the rod. A group of anglers fishing out of Lilliput reported catching 5 small pike up to 3lbs in weight.
Action on Owel was once again very slow during the week. In all 36 fish were landed during the week with 22 fish released back to the lake. Joe Mc Carthy and friend were the only anglers on the lakes in the Mullingar area on Thursday night due to the heavy rain. They had seven fish which they returned. Two anglers from Derry staying at the Lough Owel Lodge B&B had 18 fish over three days, and all fish were returned. Barry Lenihan had 5 fish on Saturday the best was 2½lbs. On Sunday the Glen Owel cup was fished with 20 anglers boating 16 pike. All pike were weighed and returned to the water. On the day Morris Gorman was top rod with a 16lb fish.
Anglers fishing Derravaragh have reported a very good hatch of sedges late in the evening, with fish feeding on them but slow to take a line.
Water levels have risen sharply on the river over the week and as a result we have seen very little angling on the water.