Templemore lake is continuing to fish well over the past week with good reports coming back of good size Tench being caught, averaging between 3.5lbs to 6lbs.  Bream & Rudd are also being caught with weights averaging 3lbs this week.  Hybrids are averaging 3lbs to 4lbs.

Grantstown Lake, Co. Laois is fishing very well at the moment with Anglers stating good size pike and coarse being caught during recent weeks.  Plenty of Tench are being caught with sizes averaging 3lbs to 4.5lbs.

Ballinakill Lake and Gills Pond have been fishing very well over the past number of weeks with Bream, Roach and Hybrids all being caught varying in sizes between 2.5lbs to 4lbs.

Upcoming competitions:  Templemore district Anglers will hold a coarse fishing competition on the lake on for juveniles on Saturday 7th of July.  Draw will be at 11.00 and fishing will commence at 12.00 until 16.00.  On Sunday 8th of July there will be a competition for adults.  Draw will be at 10.00 for fishing to commence at 11.00 until 16.30.

Bio Security: As always, we would kindly like to remind all who use Ireland’s watercourses to please use appropriate biosecurity measures for themselves so to help prevent the spread of invasive species in and out of the water.

Water Safety: The Carrick staff would kindly like to remind all about the importance of using Life Jackets in and around water as they really do save lives. Adequate Flotation devices should always be worn and it especially sets a template regards water safety where younger Anglers are present.

 “Take only memories, leave only footprints”. The Carrick staff would like to ask all who are using the water courses in the area to be mindful of littering and to please use bins provided or take home their rubbish.

Sun Safety: As Ireland is currently enjoying one of the hottest weeks in decades we are advising Anglers and all who use the water courses in the SERBD to use adequate sun protection and cover up where possible. It is not advisable during these hot days to spend prolonged periods of time exposed to the sun, especially in or on water.