We had a couple of lovely days last week, all be it cold on the Lakes. I ventured out with younger Brother J.J. and we boated eight pike all on Lures. Plus we lost as many; they were coming short and just snapping at the lures. The best pike was just about 8lbs, but they gave us some sport on the jerk bait rods.J.J. had a few Slomo Concept suspender lures, and they really took a shine to these colorful baits. Still our best fish fell to a Mini Bulldog, fished in 10-12 ft of water.

Michael Flanagan with one of his pike
Michael Flanagan with one of his pike


I spent a day on Lene last week, but could not interest the Lene pike. Eventually I dropped out into deep water and started Perch fishing. The Perch were on for having a go, and I boated 5 nice colorful charathers. It may be not every anglers Cup of Tea, but jigging for perch is great fun, and its very seldom you draw a blank.

Lough Lene Angling Association have a busy season coming on line in 2012, and on Friday January 20th they hold their Annual General Meeting. It’s an 8-30 start and Collinstown Hall is the venue. The Lake produced some super brown and rainbow trout last season, and in 2011  up on 1,500 2 year plus triploid rainbows were stocked into Lene.It will certainly be interesting to see how these fish over wintered. The lake will not open for Trout fishing till March 1st.

Michael Flanagan
Pike and Trout angling guide.

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