Michael Flanagan, angling guide and reporter, reports:
It’s a well-known fact we will never understand what way the fish move or feed from time to time. In recent weeks pike Anglers have struggled on Derravaragh, and some only had one or two pike for a long day, and many blanks. Last weekend the Derravaragh Pike came on the feed, and some super fish took the bait. I was working some new coloured rubber Lures for pike and perch on the River Inny and in the Roach Hole on Derravaragh, and into the first drift I had action straight away. A sure sign the fish were on the move.
Jigging in 10-12 foot of water a lovely pike of 8 lbs swallowed one of my small Orange colored Jigs, and gave a fantastic account of itself on light gear. Barry Darby along with young Jack Darby and Kyi Barden were also out and having scene the early activity moved out into the main Lake in search of big Pike. It was certainly the right move, as the lads boated some huge pike ranging from 15lbs to Monsters just short of the magical 20lbs bracket. Also over the weekend I met Tommy Buggy on the lake, and he had some nice pike to 14lbs. Derravaragh could be worth checking out over the Christmas break.
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Midlands Angling provide a top class Guiding service covering many of the top coarse and game waters across the Midlands. Visiting fly anglers have landed some fine trout while out with Midland Angling Guides, pike anglers also recorded some net bursting catches including many pike over 20lbs. Top waters include Lough Ree, Ennell, Owel, Lene, Mount Dalton, and Glore Lake just to mention a few.
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