Milltown Lake in Co. Monaghan held its Christmas pike competition on December 27th. They report on the day:
Fishing took place today on the beautiful Lough Muckno for the iconic Laughran brothers cup which is always held on the 27th December since 1987. Conditions were good but fishing started out slow, but with an hour to go the fishermen started to step up to the mark! First place went to Harry Hoyle with a stunning fish of 16.08lb 2nd went to Kaspars Berzins with a fish of 13.09lb and 3rd was another fine fish of 11.12lb to Sean Traynor. Thanks to every one who took part and supported the club through 2016 and tight lines for 2017.
Milltown Lough is located just north of Castleblayney, County Monaghan. It is heavily stocked with brown trout averaging 1lb. Trout season runs from 1 March to 30 September. Pike season opens on 01 October.
Day tickets are available for €25.