Michael Flanagan reports from the

I joined up with Lough Glore anglers last Sunday January 11th for their first club pike competition of the New Year. The blustery cold condition kept numbers down for this competition, and it proved hard to entice a Glore pike to grab our lures.

I was very unlucky not to have a few pike, as I had 3-4 runs on dead bait all dropping, and as many hits on lures. How ever I squeezed in between last season joint anglers of the year winners, and finished in 2nd place. Pat O’Brian was top rod on the day, and Pat Daly 3rd.

The club is open for membership, with Senior membership set at 20 Euro.

Glore is listed under the Midland Fisheries Group, and you will also need a Shannon River Basin District fishing permit, fixed at 40 Euro for Adult permit. I have being asked to mention that all club members must wear lifejackets pleasure fishing or competition fishing.


The Glore River was quite high last Sunday but once you keep between the markers, there is no problem accessing the lake. Unfortunally up river illegal dumping is a problem, and not a pretty sight. This problem was also highlighted some weeks back in Angling Focus, when coming down the Inny River from Coonagun Bridge where plenty of bags of rubbish were floating along the river and stuck under weed beds and over hanging trees.

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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
Pike and Trout angling guide.

Telephone: +353 (0)44 9348969 or +353 (0)87 2797270
Fax: +353 (0)44 9342781
Email: mick@midlandangling.com Web: www.midlandangling.com