Normally, I fish only rivers in Ireland, but last weekend ventured out to explore four very small lakes close to Lanesborough.
These lakes are not on google maps and only visible by google earth or from local knowledge. Everyone of the lakes may produce something special, in fact they probably already have!
If access was a bit easier, these four venues would have been known to many, but on one, it took us the best part of an hour before finding the (only) route to a swim. I can’t wait to get back here to fish again, I convinced they hold special fish? In fact after vacating the swim on the first lake, this was caught.
Tommy McGee caught this Rudd which was only ounces away from an Irish record. The location will remain a secret to protect the venue from over fishing. There is concern as to whether the fish is 100% Rudd, I believe it is because, as far as we are aware, Roach and Bream are not present in this land locked lake which is of less than 3 acres. Either way, it is still a superb fish and worthy of ‘catch of the year’.
Keep up to date…
For daily updates on the fishing at Lanesborough see Paul Waghorne’s website: http://www.lanesboroughangling.ie/
Due to the biosecurity risks posed by the Asian Clam populations anglers can only use the specially provided keep-nets, available both sides of the bridge – from the Daybreak Filling Station, Ballyleague and Bridie Holmes Fishing Tackle Shop, Lanesborough.
* It’s not the cough that carries you off, it’s the coffin they carry you off in!