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The Ireland Angling Show will take place in the National Show Centre Swords, Co. Dublin this weekend – 16 and 17 February. The Ireland Angling Show is a great weekend for all the family with something for everyone, all ages and abilities catered for. Inland Fisheries Ireland will be there as will the Irish Specimen Fish Committee. We will be running the family zone with aquariums, creepy crawlies from the rivers and an angling simulator – the kids (old and young!) are sure to love it.

More spring salmon have been reported from both Delphi and Drowes and salmon anglers are also reporting success in the south west where the Flesk is fishing well. Glenda Powell announced a great initiative for International Year of the Salmon this week. Blackwater Salmon Fishery will be hosting a Young Person’s Day this year. Glenda will be at the Ireland Angling Show so why not call into her stand and find out more.

The windy weather at the weekend seems to have had an impact of sea angling and we have just one report in this week’s update. Beaches in Donegal are producing flounder and turbot for the Killybegs Mariners.

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Well done Team Ireland – Silver Medallists at the World Shore Championships

In other sea angling news a huge congratulations for another outstanding performance by Team Ireland senior men who won a team silver medal at the World Shore Championships at Langebaan, South Africa. Well done and congratulations to John O’Brien, Sean Ivory, Aidan O’Halloran, JP Molloy, Willie Weir, Richie Gormley, Alby Allan and Joe Carley.

We also have only one story in from coarse angling; OBriensbridge fished well enough at the weekend with lots of small fish making up catches to 11lb 7oz.

In pike angling Mick Flanagan, a regular reporter to these pages, took a win at the Finian Darby Memorial Cup on a very chilly Derravaragh with a pike of 87cm.

And now the weather…

Saturday morning will be dry and bright with sunny spells. It will become cloudier in the afternoon with a little showery rain and mist developing along parts of the south and southeast but elsewhere a good deal of dry weather. Towards evening time a more persistent band of rain will develop along the west coast. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees with moderate to fresh southerly winds but winds strong along coasts. Sunday morning will be wet for a time in all areas as rain spread eastwards across the country. Sunny spells and showers will follow for the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees with fresh southerly winds. The outlook is for mixed milder weather across all of next week. An early spring feel to it all – but probably not the last of the winter weather…

Safe fishing to all and tight lines, especially here in Ireland.

Myles Kelly
Catch, Photo, Release

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