Ross Macklin reports on a great result for the prospecting angler…

Boom! The whiskered one, AKA Sidney Kennedy, has the power to draw in the biggest and baddest pike and what a day he had. Sidney had 8 pike in three hours from the a great venue on the Lee System and all on the fly. The best was a pre-spawner trumped the catch and would certainly bring a smile to any anglers face.

25lb 4oz of fly caught pike for Sidney Kennedy
25lb 4oz of fly caught pike for Sidney Kennedy

Sidney had been driving around likely looking spots surveying new hunting grounds when he saw a scatter of baitfish at edge of some reeds. He quickly parked the car and made his way to the water’s edge. On his fourth or fith cast it seemed he had hooked a submerged fence post or stump, but then the fish shook itself and all hell broke loose.
The cracker fell to a frog hopper lure… and indeed when the frogs are spawning frog imitations do work and Sid’s fantastic capture earns the LRAS guide a big pat on the back.

Ross Macklin
Lee Reservoirs Angling Services

The boat rental and angling guiding business is officially opening on the 30th March on Carrigadrohid Lake so book early to avoid disappointment.

A selection of pike flies
A selection of pike flies which have been successful recently

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Lee Reservoirs Angling Services have started a new angling guiding service for pike, ferox trout and any coarse fish of your choice on the Lee Reservoirs.
Boats will be available for rental on previously untouched water as no boat rental has been available to the public before now. Be sure to visit their new website for a range of guided angling options in the Lee System.