Mick Flanagan reports from Lough Derravaragh…
Last week we featured a picture of Danil Shapiro wit ha beautiful Derravaragh perch. The Shapiro family Vladimer, Danil and his sister Nina had a fantastic few hours fishing in Westmeath, and are holidaying across Ireland. They are from Hoffenheim in Germany and dad Vladimer was impressed with the lakes and rivers he checked out in Westmeath. I would not be surprised if you see Vladimer and a few angling mates back over in the capital of the Midlands come 2019.
Percy the Perch
I had a bit of fun last weekend testing the range of Westin Lures available in Brian Conlons Angling Center Wild Total Outdoors. They really have some catchy names such as Mike The Pike, Tommy The Trout and Percy The Perch, plus some of the Shads are very realistic, and have fantastic action.
All these can be checked out in Wild total Outdoors in Friars Mill Road. One thing is for sure these lures will work a treat come the winter months, when we eventually can get back on the River Inny and fish by boat. I ventured up the River Inny last Sunday, and its low, and choked up with weeds.
Up coming action on Derravaragh
The Jimmy Nally Memorial Cup will be fished on Lough Derravaragh this coming Sunday September 16th. This competition rotates yearly from Derravaragh to Bane and this years its Derravaragh turn to host the competition. Derravaragh Chairman Liam Gilsenan tells us fishing is from 11am, and all boats back at Donore Shore at 5:50pm.
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