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.

Glorious sunset on Lough Glore
Glorious sunset on 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.

Eddie O'Donnell, Mick Flanagan and Pat O'Brien pictured on Glore
Eddie O’Donnell, Mick Flanagan and Pat O’Brien pictured on Glore

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.

James Ledwith returns small jack from Glore
James Ledwith returns small jack from Glore

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
Pike and Trout angling guide.

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