Mick Flanagan reports on the latest pike news from Lough Derravaragh…


members of the Moffatt family and winner Ciaran Newman
Members of the Moffatt family and winner Ciaran Newman

Last Sunday December 2nd we fished the last competition on Derravaragh for the 2018 season. The weather was very changeable, and some savage rain drifted across this fantastic fishery for a few hours. Still we had a super day out, and quite a few pike were caught, all be on the smaller size.

Ciaran Newman of Lynn fishing with dad Bernie was Top rod with a pike just over 7lbs.

Frank McKeon was 2nd, and April Flanagan finished 3rd, Mick Flanagan 4th, and Darragh Doyle 5th.

Liam Gilsenan Chairman of Derravaragh anglers thanked all who fished the Derravaragh Club competition in 2018, and wished all their members a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New year.

Christy Hynes and Kieran Evans weer competition stewards, and did an excellent job on the day. Prior to the presentation of prizes, Christy thanked all their sponsors for their support over the season. Young Shannon Breslin Grand-daughter of the late Philip Moffatt presented all the winners with prizes.

Ciaran Newman receives the Moffatt Cup from Shannon Breslin.   Grandaughter of the late Philip Moffatt.
Ciaran Newman receives the Moffatt Cup from Shannon Breslin.
Grandaughter of the late Philip Moffatt.


I was chatting to Lough Glore Chairman Eddie O, Donnell last Sunday on Derravaragh. The club members are holding a pike competition next Sunday December 9th .Its an 11am start and will finished at 3-30pm. I have not being on Glore in recent months, as the water levels were quite low, so hopefully all going well next Sunday we will get a few Glore pike.

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Derravaragh Angling Association will hold their A.G.M. come the New Year and new members are more than welcome to jump on board. The club holds many pike, and trout competition during the season. I will keep you posted on the A.G.M date, and all members will be contacted by text message regarding club activities.

Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling

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