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Trout in good numbers surprise competitors on Lough Ennell

August 8th, 2017 | by

Mick from Midlands Angling (www.midlandangling.com ) reports on angling in recent weeks:

On Friday night, 28th of July 2017, Lough Ennell Trout Preservation Association fished the Jimmy NEA Cup. Reports from Ennell that week were far from promising, and only a few trout were being boated late into the evening as darkness fell. However for some unknown reason the Ennell trout were on the move that night, and competitors who met feeding fish, had some good fishing.

It was a very blustery night with the wind belting right into Whitebridge Bay coming down the full length of the Lake from Lilliput. The competition was fished from 7pm – 11pm, and many anglers were pleasantly surprised at the number of fish presented at the 11pm finish.

A total of fifteen trout were presented at the weigh-in, with forty-six anglers fishing. Noel Farrar of Dublin rattled the scales wit ha super trout of 3.17lbs to take Top Rod and the Jimmy Nea Cup. Local Ennell expert Paddy Whitelaw finished 2nd with another fine fish of 2.86lbs, Shay Cash of Kildare 3rd with 2.44lbs, and Mick Francis 4th with 2.42lbs.

The presentation took place in Whitebridge Bay and John Tyrrell, Competition Captain of Ennell anglers thanked all anglers who competed while Chairman David O’ Malley presented winners with their prizes.

The Ennell club has recently done a lot of work in Whitebridge Bay, and the new slipway is a credit to Lough Ennell Trout Preservation Association and makes it a lot more easily launching your boat.

Just before I drift away from Ennell, local anglers Derek Murphy and pal Martin Hope were also out on Ennell that night, and the Derek lad had a super fish well over the 3lbs mark. I got a lovely photograph of the lads with their prized catch.

The Irish Trout Fly Fishing Association held their club championship teams fly competition on Lene. There were 20 teams of four anglers from all across Ireland who lashed flies out on Lene Saturday July 29th.

The Lough Lene B team captained by Paul Owens of Tallagh, Noel Shields of Templeogue, Denis Goulding of Summerhill Co. Meath, and Andrew Duncan of Mullinagar recorded 15 fish for 11,070 points to take the team championships.

Coosan Anglers of Athlone finished 2nd with 16 trout for 10,270, with team member Fergal Mc Kiernan of Athlone top overall rod of the championships boating 9 trout.

Lough Ennell Trout Preservation Association would like to thank Dave McBride of Southside Angling Center up in Unit D, South Gate, in Cork Street Dublin. Dave has a huge selection of Coarse, Game, and Sea angling gear in stock. Check it out on www.southsideangling.ie or give him a bell on 01-4530266.




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