Midland Lakes and River Inny by Dermot Broughan

The weather over the past week has been very good with dry spells and warm in the evenings.

Lough Ennell:

After a couple of good weeks on the lake trout have been slower to catch this week.   Some fish were showing but with difficult angling conditions no fish were reported to the rod.

Lough Glore:

Angling on Glore has been slow this week.

Lough Owel:

Owel has been fishing well during the week with good fish being taken late in the evening.  The Cloonhugh Cup was fished on Sunday the 2nd September.  45 anglers weighed in 24 fish.  Mick McCormack, Mullingar took the cup with a fish of 3 lb. 10 oz.   Photo shows Mick McCormack receiving the Cloonhugh Cup from Lough Owel Chairman Brendan Murray.

Lough Sheelin by Vincent O’Rourke

The weather eased a little last week on Sheelin and gave dry fly anglers a break.  The lake continued to bubble with fish and there was great fishing throughout the week at evening times and later all through Gaffneys and over the Long Rock side of the lake.  John Murphy who is seen as the “full back” for the anglers on Sheelin, had a great week on the dry and he landed the best fish of the week, a 5lb 10oz beauty while dapping the “daddy” at the back of Church Island. Mick Kelly who has been “camped” on Sheelin for much of the angling season had three nice fish for the week, the best of which was a 3.5 lbs. Pat Dunne from Clane had three fish for a days outing and Mick O’Sullivan and his friend Dermot from Wicklow had three “lovely coloured” fish for their days fishing.  Danny Murray from Terenure had a whopper on a Murrough which rattled the scales at 4.5lbs.  Finally five Wicklow anglers fishing Gaffney’s  Bay on Saturday had seven fish in the 2lb bracket – great fishing.