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Bo Donaldson wins Match 5 of Bann winter league with 24kg

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Lower Bann CAA reports on Match 5 of their winter league…

We had 23 anglers contest round 5 of our winter league. Great sport was had by all as the river continued with amazing winter roach whip fishing.

Bo Donaldson
Bo Donaldson

Bo Donaldson, fishing from peg 47, led the way and took the honours on the day.

  1. Bo Donaldson with with 24.000kg
  2. Jimmy Speers 20.150kg
  3. Aaron Galbraith 19.340kg
  4. Willie Gracey 19kg
  5. Colin Elder 17.700kg

Earlier in the month Phillip Hartin took the honours in round 4 with 11.425kg from peg 47. Aaron Galbraith was 2nd on peg 46 with 9.875kg. In 3rd place was Slawek Siembida with 9.440kg.

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There were spme good bags recorded in Round 4 too

Go fishing…

Founded in 1974 LBCAA is a friendly and welcoming Coarse Angling Club based around the Lower Bann.
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The Lower Bann CAA is a member of the Ulster Coarse Fishing Federation, UCFF the provincial council of the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland, NCFFI, the NGB for coarse and predator angling in Ireland.  www.ncffi.ie

Jacek and Dave joint first in second round of CM Lakelands Winter League

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CM Lakelands report on the second round of their Winter League…

We fished the 2nd round of the winter feeder league on Lough Muckno on December 1. There were lots of very small roach caught by most anglers with the very odd skimmer been caught.
There were 34 anglers fishing today with South Lodge, Yellow and Black Island being used.

Jim McAllister with 3kg
Jim McAllister was 4th with 3kg

Joint 1st today was the very consistent Jacek Januszewscy and veteran regular Dave Worsnop with 3.480 kg each.

3rd was Darren Fairhurst with 3.020kg, 4th Jim McAllister with 3kg and 5th was Piotir Horbinski with 2.920kg.

Section winners today were Shamie Winters, Nigel Houldsworth, Mariuz Kilan and Mark Leonard.

Round 3 will be on December 15th.

Join the club…

Membership open to all is €30, €15 for OAP’s/Juniors.

To join contact Brenton Sweeney on 087 2510260 or mail brentonsweeney@live.ie

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CM Lakelands Feeder Club is an affiliated club of the National Coarse fishing Federation of Ireland www.ncffi.ie. You can follow them at CM Lakelands Feeder Club

Paul wins round 3 of the Munster Anglers Winter League

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Munster Coarse Anglers report on round 2 of their Winter League…
It was back to the dam at O’Briensbridge again today flat calm clear and low not a lot was expected but “the bridge” is a venue that you can never second guess. Gone were the big roach that had shown in the last two matches.

It was largely small fish over the 2nd shelf that made up a lot of the weights. Of these it was the small Dace the seemed to be the most ravenous however a few of the higher numbered pegs did produce some nice roach weights on the feeder.

  • 1st Paul with over 150 fish for 13lb 14oz
  • 2nd Tommy 10lb 15oz
  • 3rd Steve Grogan 10lb 1oz
  • 4th Clive 9lb 12oz

Finally congratulations to our junior member Donagh who managed to net the biggest roach of the day topping the pound mark.

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Roach to about 1lb for Donagh

Last league match before the Christmas break in two weeks time it’s also the fur and feather.

Kevin Leahy
Munster Coarse Angling Club

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Munster Coarse Angling Club are affiliated to the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland and are members of the Angling Council the National Governing Body for coarse and predator angling as recognised by Sport Ireland and Sport NI. www.ncffi.ie

 

Good winter pike fishing for Northern Ireland anglers

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Carl didn't have to wait long.
Carl didn't have to wait long.
Paul with one of his Pike on Dead Bait.
Paul with one of his Pike on Dead Bait.

Kevin Lyons reports from Melview Fishing Lodge

Regulars Carl and friend Paul from Northern Ireland were down for another long weekend to Melview Fishing Lodge in Longford in search for some winter Pike.

Being no strangers to the local waters they were straight into fishing mode and out they went. They static fished from shore and boat using various Dead baits.

Carl didn't have to wait long.
Carl didn’t have to wait long.

Despite the very cold conditions they managed a good number of Pike to around 18lb along with a few lost at the boat of 20lb+, a great few days fishing for the pair who have already booked in in for their next winter trip in a few weeks.

Kevin Lyons
Melview Lodge

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Kevin Lyons
Melview Lodge
Drumlish Road,Clonrollagh, Longford, Co. Longford
Tel:+353(0)43-33-45061 Mobile:+353(0)87-268-7441
E-mail: info@melviewlodge.com Web: www.melviewlodge.com

Kevin has over 30 years experience of fishing in Ireland and is happy to offer a guided tour on your arrival, and to advise where the on-form waters in the area are. We can arrange your bait order so it’s here when you arrive. Melview offers free use of 17ft lake boats with engines to our guests (pay fuel only) and Kevin is happy to assist with any pre-baiting requests. Maps and other information regarding fishing are also available.

Lough Lene Angling Association raises €8,350 for Irish Cancer Society

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Declan Leonard accepts Cheque for irish Cancer Sociaty from Lough Lene Angling Association Chairman Tom Fagan, also in photograph is Andy Cosgrove Lene treasure, and pat Browne lene Competition Captain.
Declan Leonard accepts Cheque for irish Cancer Sociaty from Lough Lene Angling Association Chairman Tom Fagan, also in photograph is Andy Cosgrove Lene treasure, and pat Browne lene Competition Captain.

Michael Flanagan from Midlands Angling reports…

The 2019 season was a hectic year for Lough Lene Angling Association, and the competition and pleasure anglers were out in force on Lene.

Quite a few pike and trout competitions are held on Lene, and the highlight of the season is the Chairman’s Pairs Fly fishing competition at the end of September.

This year all proceeds from the competition went to cancer research, and Santa certainly came early for Irish Cancer Society as the event took in over 8,000 Euro, a huge amount of money to be raised by any angling association.

Declan Leonard accepts Cheque for irish Cancer Sociaty from Lough Lene Angling Association Chairman Tom Fagan, also in photograph is Andy Cosgrove Lene treasure, and pat Browne lene Competition Captain.
Declan Leonard accepts Cheque for irish Cancer Society from
Lough Lene Angling Association Chairman Tom Fagan, also in photograph
is Andy Cosgrove, Treasurer, and Pat Browne, Competition Captain.

The Cheque presentation took place in Collinstown Village and Declan Leonard on behalf of the Irish cancer Society accepted the cheque from Lene Chairman Top Fagan, along with Lough Lene Treasure Andy Cosgrave, and Competition Captain Pat Browne.

In the coming season 2020 Lough Lene will feature on the International scene as, as it will host the youth International Fly Angling Championships where Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland will compete on Lene.

I will have to check the dates, but I think it’s a week before the Fleadh Cheoil, so it’s going to be a hectic few weeks in the greater Mullingar area and North Westmeath. Certainly a fantastic opportunity to promote the angling in Westmeath.

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.

Telephone: +353 (0)44 9348969 or +353 (0)87 2797270
Fax: +353 (0)44 9342781
Email: mick@midlandangling.com Web: www.midlandangling.com

Christy Cox wins Weir Cup on Derravaragh

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Derravaragh anglers
Derravaragh anglers

Michael Flanagan from Midlands Angling reports…

Derravaragh Anglers lashed out across the lake last Sunday in freezing conditions, but as the day progressed the sun broke through and was quite pleasant at times. Once you dressed for the weather, its not bad out in such chilly conditions.

Derravaragh anglers
Derravaragh anglers

On the day its was all hands on deck as the Christmas Hampers were up for grabs, plus The Weir Cup, and a prize for angler with most points over the winter pike competitions.

Once again it was tough going on Derravaragh and only a few small pike were caught on the day. Still a result was what counted, and local angler Christy Cox had the best pike, fishing along with Chairman Liam Gilsenan.

Weir Cup stays in Multyfarnham. Pat Weir presents Christy Cox of Multyfarnham with Weir Cup.
Weir Cup stays in Multyfarnham. Pat Weir presents Christy Cox
of Multyfarnham with Weir Cup.

Joe Ledwith senior was once again in fine form and finished 2nd, with my angling pal on the day Pauric Martin of Mullingar 3rd. Joe Ledwith also picked up the prize for angler with most points over the winter pike competitions, and Frank Mckeon sponsored and presented Joe with his prize.

Joe Ledwith was top pike angler in 2019 on Derravaragh . presenting prize is Frank McKeon.
Joe Ledwith was top pike angler in 2019 on Derravaragh .
presenting prize is Frank McKeon.

Pat Weir of Weirs Pub and award winning restaurant was on hand for the presentation at Donore shore, and presented all winners.

That’s the last Derravaragh Club competition of the 2019 season, and Chairman Liam Gilsenan thanked all those who fished and supported Derravaragh Anglers

Derravaragh Anglers – Join the club

Derravaragh Anglers will hold their A.G.M. come Febuary/ March 2020, and we will keep you posted on this in the New Year, as new members are welcome.

GLORE ANGLERS – competition and join the club

Its was announced at the day of the competition, that Glore Anglers will hold a club pike competition this coming Sunday 8th December. I was on line to Glore Chairman Eddie O’Donnell and he told me the competition will start at 11am, and membership can be taken out on the day at 25 Euro plus 10 Euro entry fee. I have not being on Glore for some time, and I reckon the Glore River will be quite high so launching boats should not be a problem.

Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling

Make a booking

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.

Telephone: +353 (0)44 9348969 or +353 (0)87 2797270
Fax: +353 (0)44 9342781
Email: mick@midlandangling.com Web: www.midlandangling.com

Shad anglers – DiadES project wants your help

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Irish Times - Winner Went fishing - Joshua Higginson from Ballynahinch, Co Down, with his twaite shad of 1.35kg from the Barrow
Irish Times - Winner Went fishing - Joshua Higginson from Ballynahinch, Co Down, with his twaite shad of 1.35kg from the Barrow

DiadES is an EU-funded project looking at the “ecological good and services” provided by diadromous fish species – those that spend part of their life cycle in freshwater and part at sea. IFI is a partner in the project t and we have a particular focus on the Twaite shad.

Back in mid-May we met and chatted with a number of anglers at St. Mullins during the shad run. Our aim was to canvass support in filling out an on-line survey monkey to harvest angler views and opinions in regard to your overall experience of the angling trip for the shad – the angling, the aesthetics, the cost……..

  • how is the fishing
  • is the peace-and-quiet important to you
  • what do you spend to be here
  • how long a journey do you have to get here

and so on. All of these things are important in developing a view of the overall “ecological goods and services” provided as the shad come into freshwater from the sea to spawn annually. These are some of the elements we in IFI are trying to capture in the DiadES project and your support by filling out the survey monkey will contribute to developing our knowledge.

The link to the survey can be accessed here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DIADESShadSurvey

The survey should last no longer than 10 minutes. Answers given will remain confidential and only anonymised and grouped data will be used in the analysis and reporting.

By taking part in this survey you are consenting to your data being used as part of this study. You have the right to withdraw from this survey or to request your data are removed from the project up until December 2019 by emailing your request to IFI. You do not have to answer any individual question if you do not wish to do so.

Cracking pike in mint condition from midlands venues

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Dominick Rickhards and cracking pike
Dominick Rickhards and cracking pike

Michael Flanagan from Midlands Angling reports…

Inny Leopard

It’s the time of year pike anglers really enjoy some good fishing on Lures and deadbaits. The pike do be in mint condition, and really fight hard, especially if caught in shallow water. Last week I fished a day with Gordon Davis, and we had some lovely pike on the Inny system.

Spotted like a leopard this pike
Spotted like a leopard this pike

One of the pike was a very unusual colour, and spotted like a leopard. This fish hammered a perch coloured paddle tail lure.

Gordon had a huge fish on a Savage Eel lure but we just lost the fish as I got ready to net his prized catch.  This time last year Gordon had a 26lbs pike from the River Inny which we featured, and its still one of the best River pike I’ve seen for some time.

RICKARDS BACK IN MULLINGAR

We featured Dominic Rickards a few time in Angling Focus this past number of years. Dominic travels’ the world, with his job, and always takes his angling gear to every country he visits. He was back in Ireland last week for 3 days, and just loves hopping on the Train and getting out on the Midland Lakes.

Dominick Rickhards and cracking pike
Dominick Rickhards and cracking pike

Once again he stayed in Kerrigan B&B Harbour Street as he finds it very central to all of his need in Mullingar.  Wild Total Outdoors Tackle Shop across the road, Dunne’s Stores where he hits the Deli for pack lunch, plus many fantastic restaurants walking distance from Kerrigan’s.

We only had the one days fishing, as he was catching a 8pm flight back to London on Friday evening, so we belted off bright and early that Morning. The Morning session was for any angler a bit frustrating as we had many hits, but none of the pike were boated. We chopped and changed lures sizes, colours, you name it, and eventually hit the jackpot.

As darkness fell this pike took a savage eel Lure
As darkness fell this pike took a savage eel Lure

The pike came on a feeding frenzy for about 40 minutes to an hour, and we boated 5 and lost as many. It was a fantastic way to finish the day, and Dominick was very impressed with the condition the pike were in. Its amazing how times fly, and its just over 12 months since Dominick was back in Ireland.

MURTAGH CUP

On Derravaragh last Sunday we fished the Murtagh Cup, in lovely conditions. It was a bit chilly, but at least the rain held off. The hours of fishing was 11am-4pm, and there was a nice turn out of anglers launching at Donore Shore. Jack pike were the order of the day, and not if I was still there could I catch a descant fish.

Joe ledwith won Murtagh Cup on Derravaragh last Sunday
Joe ledwith won Murtagh Cup on Derravaragh last Sunday

On the day once again local knowledge proved helpful with Multyfarnham angler Joe Ledwith Junior taking Top Rod, and his dad Joe senior 2nd. Young Thomas McPhilips was also in the winning enclosure, and finished in 3rd place. Thomas is a very Keene angler, and very rarely misses a competition on Derravaragh.  Christy Hynes and Kieran Evans done a fine job, as competition Stuart’s, and Liam Gilsenan presented Joe Ledwith with the Murtagh Cup at Donore Shore as darkness fell on the lake.

MOFATT CUP

Philip Moffatt Cup winners. Kevin Keogh, Liam Gilsenan winner, Tanya Moffatt who presented her late dads Cup, and Joe Ledwith
Philip Moffatt Cup winners. Kevin Keogh, Liam Gilsenan winner,
Tanya Moffatt who presented her late dads Cup, and Joe Ledwith

Derravaragh Anglers hosted the Philip Moffatt Memorial Cup on Sunday November 10th . On the day it was a hatrick of local anglers from Multyfarnham that won. Liam Gilsenan chairman of derravaragh Anglers was top rod, with Kevin Keogh and Jim Ledwith taking 2nd and 3rd place. Presentation took place at Donore Shore, and Tanya Moffatt daughter of the late Philip presented the prizes.

TURKEY TIME

Next Sunday 1st December Derravaragh Anglers will fish their last club competition of the 2019 season. Plenty of prizes are up for grabs, with anglers hoping to catch their Christmas Dinner. Last season I picked up a few meat vouchers for Sheelin Meats, and it went down a treat at home. The competition as last weekend is 11am-4pm, and start and finish at Donore Shore.

Michael Flanagan
Midland Angling

Make a booking

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.

Telephone: +353 (0)44 9348969 or +353 (0)87 2797270
Fax: +353 (0)44 9342781
Email: mick@midlandangling.com Web: www.midlandangling.com

Joe and Pat win Midland Pike Anglers Boat Competition

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Maciej Dukacz, Midland Pike Anglers with a Lough Ree pike. Photo by Patryk Stolarczyk
Maciej Dukacz, Midland Pike Anglers with a Lough Ree pike. Photo by Patryk Stolarczyk

Midland Pike Anglers report on their Open Boat Competition fished on Lough Ree last Sunday…

First off, thanks to everyone who turned up for the competition with 32 boats in total taking part. The competition went smoothly from the start.

The new number system worked really well and thanks to Jacek Rafał Gorny, Maciej Dukacz and Lukasz Sankiewicz for helping to pull committee members numbers.

We would like to thank Jacek Rafal Gorny and Damien Culliney for sponsoring a lure each for the competition. We also would like to thank Maciej Dukacz for sponsoring a lovely canvas picture for longest fish. Thanks to Brian Conlon owner of Wild Total Outdoors Mullingar and to Brian Connaughton owner of Wild Hunter Athlone and Galway who sponsored 2 50 euro vouchers. Thanks to Brigid Mullooly for coming down Sunday moring to take some great pictures as always.

Maciej Dukacz, Midland Pike Anglers with a Lough Ree pike. Photo by Patryk Stolarczyk
Maciej Dukacz, Midland Pike Anglers with a Lough Ree pike. Photo by Patryk Stolarczyk

Last but not least thanks to Gerard Farrell of the swan tavern in lanesboro for the lovely soup and sandwiches after the competition. All feedback on the day is greatly appreciated. Next year we are planning on bringing something bigger and better. Once again thanks to everyone.

THE RESULTS

  • 1st THE TRUTH HURTS
    Joe McDermott and Pat Healy 271.5cm
  • 2nd DUNFITTIN
    Mick Dalton & Michael Dalton 265cm
  • 3rd THE PRESIDENTS Eamon Craven & Padraig Cunnigham 212cm
  • 4th ONE MORE PIKE
    Janis Sire Kaspars & Pētersons 204cm
  • 5th THE SHANNON RAMBLER
    Barry Darby & Jack Darby 197.5
  • 6th AM ANGLING
    Aaron Maughan, Barry Mellon and Godfrey Donohue 189cm
  • 7th THE OUTCAST
    Richie Dunne & Shane Lawlor 165cm
  • 8th THE LUMBER JACKS
    Stephen Gibbons & Al Rawlings 164.5CM
  • 9th FISHINGIRELAND.PL
    Jacek Rafal Gorny 155cm

Longest perch went to ONE MORE PIKE Janis and Kaspars 22cm

Longest pike went to SMOKEY BOAT Damien Gleeson & Fiona Doyle

Go fishing

Midland Pike Anglers Xmas Pike Competition
Midland Pike Anglers Xmas Pike Competition

Thanks again to everyone, our next competition is on the 15th of December it will be our Christmas Competition everyone is welcome if we don’t see you there happy xmas to everyone.

Join the Club

The Midland Pike Anglers are a fishing club based in the midlands.The aim of the club is to promote catch photo release in all competitions including pike and trout, We welcome new members off all ages.

Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/midlandpike.anglers

Newry Pike Anglers are All Ireland Inter Club Champions 2019

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Newry Pike Anglers A team
Newry Pike Anglers A team

John Chambers reports for the Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs…

The All Ireland Inter Club Team Challenge was held on Sunday 24th November over 4 lakes in the Kingscourt area of County Cavan.

On the day nine teams from around the country took part on Sunday. At the end of the day All Ireland Inter Club Winners 2019 were Newry Pike Anglers A team who recorded a cracking bag of 105lb 6oz. In second place Ardee Blow Ins with 28 pike for 82lb 06oz and third were Whitewood Warriors with 30 pike for 78lb 12oz. Lots of pike caught but no big ones. The biggest was Sean Markey`s and was only 7lb 02oz

Newry Pike Anglers A team
Newry Pike Anglers A team

In other Federation news, the Go Hire November Qualifierw as fished in Leitrim earlier in the month and Donal O’Reilly and his brother Carl took first and second place on what was a tough day’s fishing with just 33 fish caught by the competitors.

Results of Go Hire November Qualifier:

1st Donal O’Reilly 14Ib 5oz (1 fish)
2nd Carl O’Reilly 11Ib 5oz (1 fish)
3rd Joe Mc Parland 10Ib 11oz (5 fish)
4th David Roach 9Ib 15oz (3 fish)
5th Peter Sheridan 8Ib 2oz (2 fish)
6th Pat O’ Grady 7Ib 15oz (1 fish)
7th Paul Martin Snr. 7Ib (1 fish)

Heaviest fish:

1st Donal O’Reilly 14Ib 5oz
2nd Carl O’ Reilly 11Ib 5oz
3rd Pat O’ Grady 7Ib 15oz

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The Irish Federation of Pike Angling Clubs (IFPAC) is a body representing pike anglers in Ireland, North and South.The IFPAC was founded on 17th January 1988 at a meeting held at the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. The membership for that year stood at fifteen clubs representing six hundred anglers, today membership of IFPAC is approaching 100 affiliated clubs representing in excess of seven thousand anglers from all walks of life.

http://www.angling-in-ireland.com/