Fishing has being  very slow the last few weeks due to the cold north winds and temperatures as low as  -2C on some nights which put the fish off feeding.  Only the warmer  spots like Lanesborough fished well.  I took a trip there last Wednesday and had a nice day’s fishing up near the gusher beside the “Lone Bush”.  I was fishing stick float,  something that I’m only learning,  and I also fished the pole. I ended up with about 60 lb of mostly roach hybrids and the odd rudd.

The winds have changed since and there has been some heavy rain rain.  This will do the lakes and rivers the world of good as they were at very low summer levels. Some roachare showing sings of running the rivers now.
Three lads  from Selbey in  England, brothers  Phil, Mark and their friend Kenny,  had a hard week of it at the cottage.  They caught a lot of small roach and some hybrids. Kenny enjoys his coarse fishing stuck at it. He ended up with some tench after a bit of baiting up while the rest us went pike fishing.

Brian Bohan with some early season tench
Brian Bohan with some early season tench

The Shemore club are out every Sunday and Wednesday match fishing.  They are getting some good weights in deeper waters along the Shannon but the shallower waters not producing weights in the matches

The Leitrim Youth’s Coarse Fishing Club have just finished there under 18 and under 14  spring league full report on this next week.

I’ve had a few outings for tench over the last week or two. I’ve had a few fish have show up  but it was still a little cold and the tench are being very finicky with only  small baits being taken – single caster or double maggot on small hooks.

Brian Bohan
Mohill, County Leitrim
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Brian Bohan is author of Irish Dreams, an anglers guide to 420 Locations covering Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo, Roscommon, Longford and Westmeath. 350 Colour Photographs; 40 Detailed Maps; Directions to every Location.