Angling guide Michael Flanagan reports on the trout fishing at Lough Owel which closed on 12 October…

Owel Anglers ran their end of season Stocking Fundraising competition on closing day – 12 October. The event was fished from 11am and all fish were presented for weigh-in at Caffreys Lounge later that evening.

Trout angler
Terry Mcgeehan with a Lough Owel trout


It was Mullingar Angler Barry Lenehan who swept the boards with a lovely end of season trout weighing 2.232lbs. Ken McCarty of Dublin was 2nd with 2.114, 3rd Danny Cole of Mullingar and 4th was Gerry Cleary another well-known Mullingar angler.

Brendan Murray of L.O.T.P.A. presented the Owel winners with their prizes. Brendan also thanked all who supported the last day competitions, and Dinny Caffrey for the use of his premises for the weigh-in and presentation.


Quite a few anglers ventured out on Owel for the last few days of the season, and some cracking fish were caught. Angling pals Terry McGeehan and Ger Furlong had a few great days on Owel, and hooked up with plenty of hard fight Owel trout. I was also in the thick of the action on Owel last week along with my Uncle Pat Keenaghan and we had plenty of fish.

Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling

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Closing day
A Rainbow over Lough Owel