There were about 8 pike anglers and a similar number of coarse anglers enjoying a day’s fishing on Lough Muckno yesterday. Pike anglers were happy to share stories about some of their fishing trips during the previous few weeks. John Doyle from Navan said he had started his 2022 pike fishing season on January 1 on Lough Muckno. That day he was rewarded with a very nice fish just over 9 kg. which was caught on a popped-up dead bait.
Back to the Muckno
Then, just over a week ago John was back on the Muckno and had a magical day catching 5 pike. The largest weighed 9.5 kg. In addition, he had another double figured fish of 7.7 kg and three smaller pike weighing from 3.6 kg to 2.7 kg. All fish were taken on popped-up dead baits and were carefully returned to the water.
Lough Ramor and the Carrickmacross Lakes
Peadar from Dublin was also fishing on the Muckno today. He didn’t catch any fish in the morning, but he shared the story of his last fishing trip over the weekend. Peadar and his friend fished on the lakes around Carrickmacross over the weekend and caught some nice pike. Two of the fish weighed in at 5.4kg and 6.8kg. respectively.
Reports indicate that pike are very active in some areas at the moment. They are reportedly feeding avidly on the fodder fish. Pike anglers have also been catching pike recently on lures, not normal for the time of year. On the Muckno last Sunday, the anglers were pestered all day by pike chasing their catches as they brought them to the net. So, it might be worth a cast at the weekend!