Alice Murtagh from the Corelessmore office reports on pike fishing in the Cavan/Leitrim area…

Some English anglers who fished Lough Oughter and Ballinamore area have reported the best Pike fishing in recent years.

Adrian had their only pike of the day.

Damian Cosgrave and Adrian sihed Kiltybarden Lake last week.  Though the paironly managed one fish they did get a lovely shot of the pikewhich was caught trolling on a big dawg lure.  There were no other anglers out on the water and they had the lake to themselves for the day which was dry but breezy.

Three other anglers fishing the Carrigallen area caught 90 Pike over three days the best length 89cms, all other Pike were large sizes.

Four anglers staying in the Ballyconnell area fishing two lakes per day in the catchment also report great fishing.

Meanwhile two anglers fishing small lakes using belly boats in the Killeshandra area report excellent bags of Pike.

Four Belgium Pike Anglers report 40 Pike while fly fishing for half a day in the Carrigallen/Killeshandra area while Pike fishing in the Cootehill area is also excellent.
Alice Murtagh
Inland Fisheries Ireland