Michael Flanagan and Paul McLoughlin report on the fishing at Lough Lene…

Young Callam Reilly from Navan Coarse Angling Club left his pole and tip rods behind and brought the fly rod on Lough Lene. He proved just as skillful on the fly lading trout to over 5 lb last week.

rainbow trout
Callam Reilly proved to be as good with a fly rod

It’s great to see a young up and coming angler able to turn his hand to any discipline . The sign of a true all round angler.
Well done young man!
Paul Mcloughlin 
Irish Angling Development Alliance

Lough Lene Cup

Last Sunday the Lough Lene Anglers fished their first trout competition of the 2015 season. Up for grabs was the Lough Lene Cup, and you needed a fish over 2kg to finish in the winning enclosure. Top Rod was Brian Brennan with a trout of 2.78kg, 2nd Mick Colette 2.66kg, and 3rd Jeorme Cully 2.52kg.

Caoimhe Byrne topped the junior section with 1.40kg,Darren O, Brien finished 2nd with 1.30kg, and young Cathal Flanagan 3rd with 0.92kg.

Lough Lene Cup
Brian Brennan with Lough Lene Anglers Chairman
Tom Fagan

The presentation took place at Fagan’s Point, and club Chairman Tom Fagan presented all the winners with their prizes.

Next competition on Lene is the Peadar Caffrey Cup on Sunday April 12th. This trout competition is fly only and will be fished from 11am-6pm, more on this in the coming weeks.

Google good fishing

I meet quite a few anglers from all across the world, and last week was no different. Earlier in the week Baur Sauranbekov of Kazakhstan in Asia, and pal Pavel Pimshin of Mosco in Russia enjoyed a few hours on a chilly Lough Lene.

Baur Sauranbekov of Asia, and Pavel Pimshin of Russia on   Lene
Baur Sauranbekov of Asia, and Pavel Pimshin of Russia on

The lads work with Google in Dublin, and are planning a few more trips when the weather warms up a bit. Eugene Antonian and pal Mikhail Pozdeyev also of Russia checked out our local waterways, and were very impressed with what’s on offer here in the Midlands. I reckon our angling pics this week will be Googled all over Asia and Russia.

Bushed from the fishing

The Bush family from Bray Co.Wicklow were back in Mullingar last weekend. Graham and his sons Adam and Kevin had a few hours fishing on Lene, while Therese spent the day shopping in Mullingar.

The Bush brothers from Wicklow
The Bush brothers from Wicklow

The lads love their fishing, and we featured them last Summer fishing on Owel. They stayed in Kinnegad Friday night, and fished Saturday and another trip is on the cards quite soon. This time around they picked up the new Mullingar Visitors guide published by Westmeath Topic, and we very impressed with what’s on offer here in Westmeath. As we speak some of the visitor Guides are making their way to some of Irelands biggest angling centers, so all going well we will have more anglers dropping into Westmeath.

Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling

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Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling
Pike and Trout angling guide.

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