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Midlands lakes producing nice trout as early season anglers warm up

April 3rd, 2018 | by

Regular contributor Mick Flanagan was in touch to report on fishing in the Midlands.

 

OWEL PLEASURE ANGLERS.

We met a few great Mullingar angling character’s last week Out & About on Owel. Charlie Greville and angling pal John Dooner had some nice fish on the troll, but it was Johns Granddaughter Lauren Deacey who shone on the day. Lauren was enjoying a day on Owel during the Easter School holidays, and I am sure we will here more on this young angler as we settle into the 2018 season.

John Dooner, Lauran Deacy and Charlie Greville on Lough Owel

John Dooner, Lauran Deacy and Charlie Greville on Lough Owel

 

Lauran Deacy with a nice Owel trout.

Lauran Deacy with a nice Owel trout.

Danny Cole and Tony English also braved the chilly waters on Owel, and were rewarded with some beautiful catches. Tony had a trout over the 3lbs mark, and the fish was in mint conditions. Quite a few Owel anglers are starting to put out their boats at Tullaghan, and its looking good for the up and coming first competition of the season hosted by Lough Owel Trout Preservation Association. The Ace Cup fly-fishing competition is penciled in for April 15th, more on this in next weeks angling report. L.O.T.P.A is open for membership, and new members are more than welcome to jump on board.

 

Tony English and 3lbs Owel trout

Tony English and 3lbs Owel trout

 

DERRAVARAGH / ABBOTT CUP.

Lough Derravaragh Angling Association hosted the first trout fly-fishing of the 2018 season last weekend on Easter Sunday. Conditions were good for fly fishing, but their was a sharp old breeze crossing Derravaragh, and little or no fly life on the lake surface. Still the Derravaragh angler’s dug deep and the few anglers that competed produced 5 trout. Multyfarnham “Hot Shot” Christy Cox teamed up with Derravaragh Chairman Liam Gilsenan and produced the winning trout of 2lbs 4oz.

Christy Cox and the winning  Derravaragh trout

Christy Cox and the winning Derravaragh trout

I hooked up with Ciaran Newman of Lynn Cross here in Mullingar and Ciaran boated two fish, taking 2nd place with 1lbs 14oz.

Ciaran Newman returns his catch to Derravaragh

Ciaran Newman returns his catch to Derravaragh

 

Keith Fleming traveled down from the North of Ireland and finished 3rd with 1lbs 2oz. Presentation took place at Donore shore and Liam Gilsenan Chairman of Derravaragh Angling Association thanked all who fished the first fly competition of the season. Derravaragh Angling club is open for membership, and this season membership is set at 25 Euro for senior anglers.

Kieran Evans presents Christy Cox with the Abbott Cup

Kieran Evans presents Christy Cox with the Abbott Cup

 

LENE NEWS.

This coming Sunday April 8th Lough Lene Angling Association host the Peadar Caffrey Memorial Cup. This fly only competition will be fished from 11am-6pm from Fagan Point and is sponsored by Topline Murphy, Castlepollard. Lene is producing some lovely rainbows, and last week Lene Vice Chairman Frank McKeown had a cracking brown trout of 3lbs 7oz.

Lene Vice Chairman Frank McKeown and 3lbs 7oz brown trout

Lene Vice Chairman Frank McKeown and 3lbs 7oz brown trout

 

 

Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling

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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.
Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling
Pike and Trout angling guide.

Telephone: +353 (0)44 9348969 or +353 (0)87 2797270
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Email: mick@midlandangling.com Web: www.midlandangling.com

 


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