Jarlaith Gallagher of Rinn-Shannon & District Angling Club reports on a great start to 2016 on Lough Rowan…

Pike anglers on Lough Rowan, Mohill, Co. Leitrim (managed by Rinn-Shannon and District Angling Club) have had a very successful January. Pictured is Peter Flatley Mohill with his 27lb fish caught on a pollan deadbait last week. It should be noted that the fish had spawned so would possibly have been over the thirty pound mark Pre spawning.

Peter Flatley, Mohill with his 27lb fish

Other pike caught since mid January are as follows:

  • 26lb,
  • 26lb 5oz,
  • 25lb 3oz,
  • 22lb,
  • 20lb,
  • 21lb 7oz,
  • 17lb 4oz,
  • 17lb
  • 15lb.

All fish captured using various deadbaits. Unfortunately the anglers involved did not want their photographs on the web or in my Leitrim Observer column “The Last Cast” apart from RSDAC angler Peter Flatley who you might remember from his double of 25lb fish a few years ago on Lough Rowan.
Jarlaith O’Connor
Rinn-Shannon & District Angling Club

Go fishing…

Hidden away between the rolling hills of picturesque South Leitrim lies one of the North West’s newest and most exciting multi faceted angling venues of recent times. This pristine, 100 acre spring fed lake, which is under the management of Rinn-Shannon and District Angling Club, is home to beautiful brown trout well into double figures with its current record standing at 14lb with a fish caught in 2009. Attracting anglers of all ages, Lough Rowan has an additional impressive stock of hard fighting triploid rainbow trout reaching weights of up to 4lb promising some rod bending action for all visitor’s to this unique fishery. Most angling methods are catered for at the fishery which has excellent access facilites and ample shore-line for wading with boat-hire also available on request for members or visiting anglers.
Web: www.rinnshannon.com