Midland Lakes in the Mullingar area report by Dermot Broughan

The cool weather from last week continued into Monday and mid week.  Very heavy rain on Thursday and Friday put off most anglers.

Lough Ennell:

Angling has been very slow over the week with very few anglers on the lake.  The hardy souls that did go out reported some small pike taken and Joe Keegan from Rochfordbridge reported a 2¼ lb trout that was returned to the lake on Wednesday evening.

Lough Owel:

Action has slowed up on Owel due to adverse weather and possible the sporting action on the TV.  That said there were 59 fish landed for the week with 30 returned to the water.  The best results for the week were Declan Harrington and pal who had 20 fish over two days, the best 2lbs.  Robert Reilly and his son, from Galway, who were on the lake on Sunday, preparing for the Youths International on the 1st of August,  boated 6 fish to 1½ lbs which were all returned.

Lough Derravaragh:

Anglers fishing Derravaragh reported a very good hatch of sedges late in the evening, with fish feeding on them but slow to take a line.

Paddy McDonnell with a nice trout of 1.5 lb. from the River Inny.

River Inny:

Joe Keena returned to the Inny on Monday evening where he once again met nice trout  to 1½ lbs.