Last Sunday September 7th Lough Owel Trout Preservation Association hosted their last fly-fishing competition of 2014 and Michael Flanagan has the results here…

Last Sunday the Clonhugh Cup was up for grabs, and also on offer was the Tommy Mc McCormack Cup for angler of the year. The lake produced some super fish, and it was a rainbow of 1.975kg that stole the show. In recent times quite a few rainbows have featured from Owel, which is classed as a brown trout fishery. It was a good day for local anglers and Ciaran Newman of Lynn finished 2nd wit ha brown trout of 1.135kg. Eugeen Fagan, originally from Multy now a seasoned Dub, was 3rd with 1.075kg. and young Frank Keena finished 4th with 1.010kg trout.

Top junior angler was Niall Tyrrell with a fish of 0.480kg.

Mick McCormack
Owel winner Mick McCormack

Tommy McCormack Cup

The Tommy McCormack Cup is presented to the angler who produced the best gross weight of fish from L.O.T.P.A. competitions in the season. Mick McCormack was in cracking form all during the season on Owel, and had a combined weight of 8.130kg to take home the Tommy McCormack Cup.

Is this the end?

That’s the last L.O.T.P.A. club competition of 2014, but on October 12th, the last day of the trout season, they host the end of season competition. More on this in the coming weeks.

Aussie outing

Aishling Carroll and Justin Brady
Aishling Carroll and Justin Brady on Owel

Aishling Carroll of Moyliscar is back home on holidays from Australia, and is having a ball in her hometown. This time around Justin Brady of Kilmore Victoria in Australia is on board, and he is nuts on fishing and shooting. Justin is having a ball here in Mullingar and we had some lovely trout from Owel earlier in the week, and we are planning a day at the pike before he heads home.

Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling

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