Angling guide Michael Flanagan had a few guests over from the USA in the last couple of weeks who really enjoyed the pike action in the midlands…
YONKERS AT THE PIKE
Jay McLynn and son Brandon were drifting across the Midlands last week, and staying with relations in Ballymahon. Young Brandon had his heart set on catching a pike, and we did the business on Lough Ree. It was not plain sailing and hard enough to get the pike on the move, but we eventually had 7 hits on soft lures, and managed to boat three nice pike. The McLynn lads are from Yonkers in New York, and Brandon’s Gran is looking forward to seeing Brandon pic in Angling Focus.
FLUSHING CONNECTIONS IN KILLBEGGAN
I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with 15 years old Thomas D’Arcy from Flushing near New York, and it’s certainly a small world. The D’Arcy family has relations in Ginnell Terrace, and Thomas father Martin hails from Killbeggan. We had a wonderful few hours and managed to catch a few pike, and it will be not the last time Thomas will feature in our angling reports, as hell be coming over every summer to work on the family farm. The Thomas lad is big into his Rugby, and at fifteen years old is built like a tank, and you never know might wear the green jersey in years to come.
NEW JERSEY BOYS
The Zangrilli Boys were unwinding here in Westmeath after a family wedding in Donegal, and made the splendid Bloomfield House Hotel their H.Q. over the weekend. We only had 2-3 hours fishing as Paul had the whole family over from New Jersey, and slipped out the back door of Bloomfield for a bit of fishing on Ennell with 9 years old son Danny. The Zangrilli’s have no family connections here in Mullingar, but Danny will never forget his first Irish pike he caught here in Westmeath, and the photograph will take pride and place in the Zangrilli home back in New Jersey for all to see. It was a cracking pike measuring 3 ft long, nearly as big as the Danny Boy. On the way back across Ennell Danny opened up the Honda and got us safely back to Bloomfield.
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