Michael Flanagan of Midlands angling met a couple of French anglers drifting across the Midlands last week and they had a ball of a time catching pike. Over the 2 days fishing Jean Bourst and son Guillaume boated 22 pike on a variety of lures. The top baits were sliders and line through lures, all available in local tackle shops. The lads were keen to get down to Lough Iron but now the river is low, and weed growth is a problem when mothering down to iron from Derravaragh.
Michael tells us “Some of our best pike came from Ennell, and it will produce some huge pike I reckon in the coming weeks. The only Bum note from the lads trip was when we ventured into Dysart Island for our lunch. Jean could not get over the amount of cans and beer bottles just left on the Island. Jean actually gathered up a lot of cans and bottles bagged them and took they back to bin them at his B&B.
If Out & About on our waterways please take your rubbish home. It’s an on going problem across the Midlands dumping rubbish, and its not genuine anglers I can assure you.
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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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