Michael Flanagan reports on the fishing recently at Lough Ennell…
Yep Ennell produced some crackers last Sunday as Lough Ennell Trout preservation hosted the Christy Sleator Perpetual Cup. You needed a fish well over 3lbs to make the winning enclosure, and local Angler Johnny O’ Malley produced a whopper weighing 4.662lbs to take Top Rod. Also up for grabs last Sunday on Ennell was the Tyrrell/McKeever Memorial Shield. Conor Lynch was crowned best Ennell Angler of 2013. On the Trout International scene Ireland finished 2nd over in Scotland at this years Autumn match competition. Sheelin Angler Kenneth O’Keeffe was top Irish rod, and Mullingar’s very own Andrew Duncan represented Ireland at the 2013 International. Lene will have closed for trout fishing by the time you read this weeks Angling Focus, and I had a cracking day on Lene last week with super rainbows, and brownies. Also this week we finish our Angling report with a “Bang”, Killucan Top Guns and Irish International shooters Brian Reilly and Paul Dunne done well in Wales and Northern Ireland. Plus news of the Lakeland Anglers competition penciled in for next Sunday October 6th on Owel, Ennell, and Derravaragh.

John O'Malley won Christy Sleator Cup on Ennell today.Cracking Trout 4.662lbs.Jack Sleator and young JP.Sleator presented Johnny with Cup.
John O’Malley won Christy Sleator Cup on Ennell today.Cracking Trout 4.662lbs.Jack Sleator and young JP.Sleator presented Johnny with Cup.

SLEATOR CUP. Well known Mullingar Angler Johnny O, Malley produced a cracking Ennell Trout last Sunday to take top rod in the Christy Sleator Perpetual Cup. This was Lough Ennell Trout Preservation association last club competition of the season, and you needed a fish over 3lbs to get into the prizes. Johnny O’Malleys fish rattled the scales at 4.662lbs, and we caught Johnny with his prized catch out on Ennell with Tara his beautiful Pointer Dog.  Another Top class Mullingar Angler Ciaran Newman finished 2nd with 3.904lbs, and 3rd place went to Dave McBride of Southside Angling Centre in Dublin. Dave had another lovely fish weighing 3.396lbs.John Tyrrell competition Captain of L.E.T.P.A. thanked all who fished and sponsored the 2013 Ennell competitions.
Midland Angling - Mullingar AnglerTYRRELL/MCKEEVER MEMORIAL SHIELD. Also up for grabs last Sunday was the Michael Tyrrell Memorial Shield sponsored by Brendan McKeever.This beautiful prize goes to the Ennell Angler who produces the best gross weight of fish during trout competitions on Ennell.The 2013 winner was Conor Lynch from Tullamore, and Conor produced a gross weight of 9.496lbs to take home the Tyrrell/McKeever Memorial Shield. Alan and John Tyrrell sons of the late Mickie Tyrrell presented Conor Lynch with his prize.
Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling


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