Mick Flanagan reports on the fishing on Lough Owel…


Lough Owel Trout Preservation Association hosted the Irish Trout Fly Fishing Association Leinster Interprovincial fly fishing qualifier recently and Brian Brennan representing Lough Lene was top rod with 3 trout for 2.845kg, 2nd was Pat Sweeney with 2 trout for 2.350 representing Broadmeadows Anglers, and Mullingar angler Kenny Kiernan was 3rd with 3 fish for 2.215kg. Kenny was fishing for Silverstream Anglers.

Brian Brennan won I.T.F.F.A. qualifier on Owel. Presenting is
Noel Shields of I.T.F.F.A.

I.T.F.F.A. Would like to thank Noel Shiels and the Leinster committee for running the event.  Stanley Mckeon for his tireless work, Martin Moffit of IFI for all his help and of course to Lough Owel anglers who allowed the competition to be held on their water and helped in every way possible. Full results on my angling site. www.midlandangling.com


The Monasterevin Anglers were back on Owel last Saturday for their annual competition.  We have featured the club members over the years as they honor one of their past members Timmy Meredith. On the day they fish what is known as “Timmy’s Day” and this year the fishing was tough, but the club members had a fantastic day out.

Rob Hughes with Owel trout over 9lbs.

There was great excitement on Church Island at lunch time as club member Rob Hughes arrived in with a huge Owel trout just over 9lbs. Its one of the biggest trout we have featured in Angling Focus, caught on Owel and I reckon there is more savage fish in Owel.

Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling

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