Damien Willis from www.loughfishingbuddies.com reports from Lough Ramor…
Fly fishing for pike is a challenge in itself with precision double haul casting, specific fly lines, reels and fly rods are all required to catch these large fighting fish. I have spent a handful of days over the last six weeks fly fishing Lough Ramor fly fishing for Pike. High westerly winds combined with lots of rainfall do not exactly favour this sport however a day out fishing is a luxury for me to relax from the pressures of commuting to Dublin each day from County Cavan.
Lough Ramor is a long narrow shallow lake which can become quickly coloured caused by our ever changing climate. Bait fish such as roach will shoal together in the shallows over the winter months luring predators such as pike into these areas surrounding Lough Ramor. Anglers from all parts of the country often spend long nights in near freezing conditions in pursuit of these large pike. I have invested in the very latest technology which greatly increases my chances of connecting with fresh water fish in particular Pike on the Fly.
This week I was fortunate to locate some feeding fish which hiding in a sheltered part of the Lough not accessable from the shoreline. In the space of 10 minutes I managed to hook a nice low double on a hot orange Frankie Mc Philips immation.