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Anglers swarm to Lough Lene for opening day

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Michael Flanagan fished opening day on Lough Lene at the weekend…

Lough Lene was a hive of activity last Sunday for the opening day of the trout season, and there were more bank anglers that boat anglers out on the Lake. I had a lovely few hours with pal Frank McKeon Vice – Chairman of Lene, and had my first few trout of the 2020 season.

Lene opening day trout
Lene opening day trout

It was not all plain sailing, and we battled some rough water across Winters Point where I hit my first brownie of the season. The trout were in mint condition, and feeding hard on sticklebacks.

Nice pair of Lough Lene brown trout on opening day
Nice pair of Lough Lene brown trout on opening day

LOUGH LENE CUP

On Sunday March 15th Lough Lene Angling Association will host their first trout competition of the 2020 season. Up for grabs is the Lough Lene Cup, which is al legal methods trout only.  Fishing is from 11am-5pm start and finish at Fagan’s Point. The daily Bag limit on Lene is 2 trout with minimum size 14inches.

HERITAGE WEEK

Some readers might be interested in this news item send in by our Community Water Officer Basil Mannion. Heritage week will take place from 15th August-23rd August and a free training day is coming up on Tuesday March 31st. The training day takes place in the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaois. If you are into your Heritage, contact heritageweek@heritagecouncil.ie for more details.

Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling

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Midlands Angling  provide a top class Guiding service covering many of the top coarse and game waters across the Midlands. Visiting fly anglers have landed some fine trout while out with Midland Angling Guides, pike anglers also recorded some net bursting catches including many pike over 20lbs. Top waters include Lough Ree, Ennell, Owel, Lene, Mount Dalton, and Glore Lake just to mention a few.
Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling
Pike and Trout angling guide.

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