Angling guide and journalist Mick Flanagan reports on pike fishing in the midlands area near Mullingar.

On the Pike scene Glore Anglers had another competition on the Mighty River Inny, and the members produced some nice fish. I dropped up to the Shimano Trade show in Dublin last week, and there is some cracking new gear coming on Line for the 2014 season. The Plano range of Lure boxes and bags are a cracking looking kit, and would make an ideal Christmas present for your poor old Angling Pal. Irish Angler magazine has being shelved due to the on going coasts of publishing a top Angling magazine. Hopefully it will appear back in print in the near future.

WINTER PIKING. Glore Anglers are enjoying the winter pike fishing, and were Out & About once again on the River Inny.  Trim Angler Joe O, Donnell was top rod with a lovely pike of 11 lbs 7 oz, Dave Farrell was 2nd with 3 lbs 7 oz, and 3rd spot went to Michael Rispin  2 lbs 8 oz.  The River Inny is mighty winter pike water, and produces some fine specimen pike over the cold winter months. Now with water levels rising on the Inny I am planning a trip down river to Lough Iron. Watch this space for up dates on how the River Inny and Lough Iron are fishing.

SHIMANO GEARED UP FOR COMING SEASON. Shimano introduced they new range of Rods, Reels, and many other super kits for the 2014 Angling season. I photographed Anglers World Paul O, Callaghan checking out the new range of fly rods for game and sea fishing with George Kelly Managing Director of Milbro Sport. Also on display were the range of Plano Lure Boxes and Bags, and they would make an ideal Christmas Gift for your Angling pal or partner. All the new Shimano range should be in your local Angling Center in the coming weeks, if not just ask.

Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling

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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.
Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling
Pike and Trout angling guide.

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