By chance I met a group of visiting French anglers in the local supermarket and struck up a conversation about the float tubes strapped on top of their cars. It led to the revelation that they had been fishing the Mohill area for the last week and joyously boasted that they had landed and returned 800 pike between them! They are a group of anglers who exclusively use float tubes and love the challenge of some of our more inaccessible loughs. It is nice to see that these visitors went back to France with a very good story to tell their friends of the amazing pike fly fishing opportunities to be availed of in Co. Leitrim.

Jarlaith Gallagher