Last Sunday Lough Derravaragh Anglers hosted their first trout fly-fishing competition of 2015, the Abbott & Tight Lines Cup for brown trout…
It was a tough day on Derravaragh with very calm conditions, and the odd burst of sunshine from time to time. What harm great to get it after such bad weather in recent weeks. There was plenty of fly life, and a nice trickle of fish were feeding on the surface.

Michael Flanagan flanked by Liam Gilsenan and Joe Keena

I had a bit of luck and actually caught two Derravaragh trout, one good enough to take Top Rod. Liam Gilsenan was 2nd, and Joe Keena finished 3rd. Unfortunally the Abbott Tight lines Cup was not returned, but Christy Hynes took a presentation pic of all the winners. I will pick up the Cup in the coming week.
Derravaragh is open for membership @ 25 Euro for Adults.
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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