Midlands Reporter Michael Flanagan reports from Upper Shannon…

It was a magical day out last Sunday on the River Shannon and Lough Forbes. It was the first competition of neighboring club Camlin Anglers in Longford, and many of our local anglers had a cracking day out. A total of nineteen boats ventured out in a flooded River Shannon, and some lovely pike came on line.

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The Camlin Anglers

Top Rod was one of Irelands top preator anglers Joe McDermott and his young Nephew Jason. The deadly Duo rattled the nets with a pike of 10lbs 8oz. This fine pike wins Jason Catch of the Week. Ballymahon piker Mick Dalton fishing with another up and coming young angler Isaac Elliott finished 2nd with 10lbs 3oz, 3rd was Gerry McVeigh 9lbs 12oz, and Brendan Griffith finished 4th.

Junior anglers did well on the day. This fine pike wins Jason Catch of the Week
Not all the pike were double figure fish, but a the top fish were between 9 and 10 pounds
Another brightly coloured pike

The Angling Focus team featured in the prizes down the line, as did Conor Hannon of Drum Athlone, and Eamon Craven of St Colman’s Park Athlone.Presentation took place in the Castle Inn Newtownforbes, and we had a lovely evening sipping Hot Soup, and tucking into delicious finger food.

Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling

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Midlands Angling  provide a top class Guiding service covering many of the top coarse and game waters across the Midlands. Visiting fly anglers have landed some fine trout while out with Midland Angling Guides, pike anglers also recorded some net bursting catches including many pike over 20lbs. Top waters include Lough Ree, Ennell, Owel, Lene, Mount Dalton, and Glore Lake just to mention a few.
Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling
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