Midlands Guide Michael Flanagan from Midland Angling reports:
Last Sunday Glore Anglers hosted their Christmas pike competition in beautiful conditions. There is quite a small number of members on Glore, but they really put a lot of work into their competitions, and the facilities at Lough Glore.
The car park has being extended and you can launch your boat quite easily. Naturally with all our lakes and rivers very low for this time of year, it was be a bit tricky getting down the Glore River into the main lake. Its fine at the moment and if planning a trip just take it easy heading down river. The competition day we only managed 5 small pike, and I was lucky enough to get the heavies pike at just 3lbs 13oz. James Ledwith of Multyfarnham finished 2nd with Castlepollard angler Pat Finglus 3rd on the day.
The presentation took place at the lakeshore, and Chairman Eddie O’Donnell had some piping hot food ready for all anglers. Eddie also presented Pat O’Brien of Rathrone Co. Meath with Angler Of the Year prize and James Ledwith picked up heaviest pike of the season prize. James latched onto a 17lbs Glore pike some weeks back, and this is one of the best pike from Glore in recent times.
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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.
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