Midland Lakes and River Inny by Dermot Broughan

We are now into the 5th week in a row of very difficulty angling conditions.  Very heavy rain during the week has seen more fresh water enter our lakes, water on all our lakes are at flood winter levels.

Lough Ennell:

Returns have been very slow on the lake due in part to the heavy rain and raising water levels.  On patrol on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, no anglers were seen on the water.  Lillput Boat Hire have reported anglers using their boats catching good perch to 1¼lbs.  They also report that Matt Fahey had 3 trout during the week from 1½lbs to 3lbs which were all returned.

Lough Owel:

Fishing has been slow on Owel during the week.  The number of anglers on the lake has been small and those fishing have found fish slow to give themselves up.  Joe Vickers had good fish to 2lbs on a Tasmanian Devil.  John Plunkett Mullingar found the going hard during the week out most nights and only returning 2 fish for the week. 

Ballinafid Lake:

Over the past week no anglers have been fishing the lake. 

Royal Canal:

We have had no reports from the royal canal this week.

River Inny

Once again it has been a tough week on the Inny with water levels very high.  Joe Keena has reported nice trout taken upstream of Ballymahon, put as he moved up river he had to pull out as he felt with high water he could be washed away.