Munster Coarse Anglers were back again at O’Briensbridge 0over the weekend, this time to fish Round 5 of their winter series…

It was downstream to the rowing course this week and not having fished it for over 3 years, ie. pre-covid, the place had changed a bit, looked like a bomb had hit it but that was the point! We found our selves fishing in a movie set the peaceful Shannon acting as a stand in for The Danube in a new WW2 blockbuster.

The Shannon was up and high and flowing like a train when we got there. We managed to dot our selves along the bank between bushes and trees and sit close to the high bank at all in, only to have most of reset our seat boxes when the river dropped 2 feet after 2 hours…

The fishing was OK for some but a bit of a grueller for others. Oscar for best fish of the day went to Richard for his convincing portrayal of a 5lb hybrid.

  • 1st Steve 8lb 8oz
  • 2nd Kevin 7lb 3oz
  • 3rd Richard 6lb 11oz

In terms of what worked on the day most of the fish came to the feeder with only Kevin and Clive catching on the whip.

Dates for this year’s remaining matches are
  • 23rd. January
  • 5th. February
  • 12th. February
  • 26th February

Venues to be decided near the match dates.

Go fishing…

Anyone who would like to fish the Munster Coarse Anglers Winter League can contact them by commenting on their Facebook post

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Munster Coarse Angling Club are affiliated to the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland, NCFFI the National Governing body for coarse and predator fishing and casting sport as recognised by Sport Ireland and Sport NI.

O’Briens Bridge Coarse Angling Centre