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Lucky last cast by Liz bags Boylan clan a carp at Oaklands


Conor Boylan is originally from Monaghan, where he had no shortage of waters to fish for pike and trout in his younger days, regularly landing pike to 20lb+. He now lives in Wexford, where there are probably fewer freshwater options available to him, but he is lucky to be within a 15-minute drive from Oaklands Lake, where he now spends a fair bit of time, sometimes accompanied by family. He loves the fishery, as it caters to anglers of all levels and is very family-friendly.

Conor and his wife Liz, son Luke and Luke’s girlfriend Helena spent a day on the water at Oaklands on bank holiday Monday, and had a super day, catching loads of tench and roach. As the session was drawing to an end, he did the usual angler’s ritual of trying a lucky last cast. For a bit of extra luck, he got Liz to bait the hook up with sweetcorn and to lob the baited rig out into the lake for him. And the ritual paid off, as he landed his first carp of the day, a nice 2.5lb common, which Liz helped him to net. Liz had only been on spinning trips with Conor previously, but she’s no hooked on the coarse fishing buzz!

Conor, with his lucky last cast mirror carp from Oaklands

Conor is part of a new fishing society at his workplace, Kent Stainless, in Wexford and they plan a number of trips on freshwater and salt over the coming months, so we hope to hear a bit from them about their angling exploits.

Conor’s son Luke, with a nice mirror carp caught on a previous day out @ Oaklands