Michael Flanagan reports that Lough Lene provided excellent sport all last week for local and visiting anglers, with plenty of hard fighting rainbows taking fly and lures…

Last Sunday Lough Lene Anglers hosted the Peadar Caffrey Cup. This fly only competition was penciled in for last April but was cancelled due to bad weather conditions. Some lovely fish were produced at the 6pm finish at Fagan’s Point, and Kildare Angler John O, Neill was Top Rod with a fish of 1.66kg.Barney Mullholland of Dundalk was 2nd, with 1.60kg, and Longford Angler John Brennan 3rd also with 1.60kg.As both Barney and John had fish of he same weight, the measurements rule came into place, and Barney Mulhollands fish measured 21inches, just piping John Brennan’s fish of 20 inches. Junior winner was Pierce Corroon of Mullingar.

John O, Neill won Peadar Caffrey Cup
John O, Neill won Peadar Caffrey Cup. Presenting Tom Fagan Chairman L.L.A.A.

Next competition on Lene is the Chairman’s prize, and it’s penciled in for the last Sunday in September, which is the 29th.Lene closes for Trout on Monday September 30th.


Pierce Corroon
Pierce Corroon Top Junior Angler on Lene during Peadar Caffrey Cup.

BLANCHARDSTOWN BOYS. Last week young Evan Finlay and his dad Tony Pugh from Blanchestown had a fantastic days fishing on Lene. The lads boated some hard fighting rainbows, and a few small pike on a huge variety of Lures.

Evan Finlay and Tony Pugh enjoyed they trip to Westmeath
Evan Finlay and Tony Pugh enjoyed they trip to Westmeath

Evan is back to school next week, but might just get back down to Mullingar an odd weekend. Tony is a D.J. in Dublin and will be rapping the praises of the Midlands across Dublin as he plays venues.

Owen McEnteggart back in Mullingar last week
Owen McEnteggart back in Mullingar last week

The retired Guinness Brewery lads Val Wynne, and Owen McEnteggart were back in Mullingar last week. They had a lovely few days staying at the Annesbrook House Hotel, and were really impressed with the popular Hotel. The fishing was also top notch, as they boated some lovely fish on the fly. The best fish of the few days fishing fell to Owen, and was caught on Dry Sedge. Plans are on line for another trip to Lene before the season ends on September 30th.

Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling


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