With many people returning to work after the Christmas holiday period, there have not been many reports of pike angling received this week. However, one report was received that pike anglers were out in force again on Lough Muckno last weekend. Two boat anglers had 3 pike to 10lb 10ozs trolling lures off Yellow Island, Church Hill and Toome Point. 3 more pike were observed being taken from other boats however another 2 boats reported nothing. A couple of kayaks were also out fishing but unfortunately had nothing to report on this occasion.
All of the fish were reported to be in remarkable condition, no split fins and fighting all the way to the boat. All fish were returned carefully and alive to the water. With the gale and storm force winds forecast over this weekend we will have to wait for the winds to ease and the weather to improve for our next reports.