Paul Waghorne is doing his best to keep the news from Lanesborough coming, but he has not had many reports sent to him in the last few days…

15- 17/04 Despite my requests for information, I haven’t received a single call with any catch reports. At least the lake temperature has started to rise again. With the moon phase as it is, I won’t be surprised to hear of bumper catches in the coming days.

tench 5lbs 4oz
Michael Beirne with the first tinca of 2015, – A male of 5lbs 4oz

18/04 At last some good news, a typical Saturday saw many danglers come and go with small fish the order of the day. That was until Michael Bierne turned up. This lad should carry one of those government warnings saying “This angler can seriously catch fish” as today he registered the first known Tench of 2015 at Lanesborough. He tempted the tinca on double sweetcorn and maggot feeder.

19/04 I cannot believe how quiet it must have been at Lanesborough today. When Daniel looked, the stretch was deserted. The green shoots are showing on the disabled swims and it will not be long before those beautiful Tench start showing in numbers. We’ve had it hard on the tinca front for two years, but it all looks set for a bumper spring as the water on the lake is now a steady 11c. I can confirm I will be back on the Shannon sometime late on Tuesday, so normal service will be resumed very shortly. This will certainly be the week the major Roach run up the main channel, and anyone who cares to, should watch the dusk from the bridge to see the spectacular display of fish coming off the lake.
Paul Waghorne,