Angling Guide and Reporter Michael Flanagan reports:
Yes it was an interesting week in the Angling World. Glore Anglers hosted a club pike competition. It was a magical day on Glore for this all-legal method pike competition. The weather was breath taking, ok a little cold at times on the hands if you were working lures on the Jerk bait rods but quite a pleasant day.
Earlier in the week James O’ Hara was drifting around the Midlands. James runs The Lansdowne Road Pub in Cheltenham, and I reckon they heard his roar when he latched onto a super pike from Ennell.James was over with his good lady visiting friends and family members, and coming back to Mullingar in February. As mentioned last week we are taking a few pics from the 2014 season of Midland anglers who rattled the nets this season. Last may we feature young Emmett Hope of Lynn /Lough Ennell with a specimen Poulting, and we will drop Emmett out an 11×14-framed print of his prized catch.
GLORIOUS DAY ON GLORE. The weather is really unbelievable as we settle into December. Last Sunday November 30th Glore Anglers hosted a club pike competition in almost flat calm conditions. The Lake was crystal clear and it proved difficult to entice the Glore pike to come on line. The Multy Boys James Ledwith and Liam Gilsenan were in fine form and James produced the winner a small pike of 4lbs, on the day worth its weight in gold. James hooked up with his winning fish on the troll. I lashed lures out all day with younger brother J.J. and we had a few small pike, and I had a nice fish follow my slider right up to the boat but never hit the lure.J.J. finished 2nd with 3lbs 10oz, and I trotted in 3rd with 2lbs 8oz. On Sunday December 14th Glore Anglers will hold their Christmas Pike Competition. The Lake is in great shape, and access is good as the Glore River is quite high after the recent rain. The club is open to membership for 2015, and you can also drop in for the Christmas pike competition.
THE LANSDOWNE ROAR. Last week I met a great angling character from Cheltenham in England. James o, Hara who runs The Lansdowne Road Pub back in Cheltenham England was over with his good lady visiting friends and family. We had a few cracking days in very mixed condition on the pike scene. James fished all across Ireland the last 20 years on the match scene, and fancied trying his hand at hooking up with a Midland Monster. I took James out last Wednesday morning in the fog, and we fished right into darkness and boated 5 pike-working lure in shallow water. We could not venture out across the lake, as visibility was only about 100 yards. Later in the week we settled into a days trolling in near perfect condition, and once again hit five pike, with James latching onto a “Reel” Midland Monster. I reckon they heard The Lansdowne Road back in Cheltenham when the super pike broke the surface. James has all the pics from his angling experience here in Mullingar, and the photographs are going up in the Lansdowne Pub in England.
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