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Irish Angling Update

29 October 2009

Editor: Paul Bourke, Angling Information Officer
email: Paul Bourke
Ph: 00 353 (0) 1 8842600
Fax: 00 353(0) 1 8360060

Salmon and Trout Angling

Coarse Angling

Pike Angling

Sea Angling


GAME ANGLING

Eastern Region

Ashley Hayden reports:
E-mail: info@fishingireland.net

28/10/09

Upcoming events at Annamoe Trout Fishery

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22/10/09

SOUTHSIDE ANGLING & HARDY GREYS SUPER WINTER LEAGUE

WE AT SOUTHSIDE ANGLING ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR FIRST EVER FLYFISHING WINTER LEAGUE CONSISTING OF 5 HEATS AT MAYNOOTH, ANNAMOE & RATHCON FISHERY’S 20 ANGLERS PER HEAT WITH THE TOP 4 QUALIFYING FOR FINAL.

PRIZES FOR EACH HEAT: 1ST €150 VOUCHER, 2ND €75 VOUCHER, 3RD 4TH 5TH FLYLINE.
HEAT DATES: 1ST NOV- 15TH NOV- 6TH DEC-17TH JAN-7TH FEB
FINAL : 21ST FEBRUARY

FINAL DAY PRIZES 1ST 2ND 3RD HARDY RODS PLUS MANY MANY MORE

SEPARATE ONE-DAY COMPETITION FOR JUNIORS WILL BE HELD WITH GREYS TACKLE PRIZES.
CONTACT:
SOUTHSIDE ANGLING
Cork Street, Dublin 8
Tel: (01) 4530266
Email: southsideangling@eircom.net Web: www.southsideangling.ie

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Southern Region

John Flynn reports:
E-mail: enquiries@srfb.ie

The 2009 trout and salmon season is closed in the Southern Region. See you again in 2010.

Ballyhass Autumn October programme 2009

Web: www.ballyhasslakes.ie

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South Western Region

Eileen Carroll reports:
E Mail: swrfb@swrfb.ie

Salmon and trout fishing is closed in the SWRFB area until the new season in 2010.

27/10/09

MILD GULF STREAM SPURS WINTER FISHING IN WEST CORK.

In quiet rural lake settings two centres of excellent fishing are putting West Cork on the map as a prime winter hot-spot.

Ballinlough is a winter rainbow trout fishery with a previous reputation for excellent fishing facilities. Three new lake boats are for hire from nearby and access to parking and jetties is good. The lake is being stocked with the highest quality of trout and fishing is confined to boats which will cost 30 euro per boat and own outboards are permitted. Ballinlough is located near Leap and is a peaceful and very scenic spot.

For full details on how to book and experience this West Cork experience then contact us by email at swrfb@swrfb.ie or phone 026-41221.

 

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Shannon Region

Brian McManus reports:
info@shannon-fishery-board.ie

All trout and salmon fishing is now closed until the 2010 season.

28/10/09

LOUGH ACALLA, CO GALWAY

Just a few days left before the end of the season on Lough Acalla, but trout still to be had when conditions are suitable. These mild day time temperatures should keep fish feeding but the rain forecast might put off the anglers!

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North Western Region

Bryan Ward reports:
E-mail: info@nwrfb.com

Week ending 25 October, 2009

Ballin Lough

Ballin Lough continued to fish well despite the worsening weather conditions experienced towards the end of the week. A total of twenty two rods fished the lough, accounting for a total of 87 rainbow trout, 51 of these being safely released.

Successful anglers included Jimmy Gibson, Westport who landed seven trout all of which were released including his best fish at 4lbs. Ian Wise also had seven rainbow, five of which were released, the best of his fish weighing in at 2.5lbs. Ronan Gibbons, Galway also had a successful trip, with five trout caught, three released and his best fish a 5lb rainbow. Finally John Warren and friend had seven trout, with four being released and the biggest being 3.5lbs. The most successful flies on Ballin Lough again include the Bibio, Minkies, Nymphs and the Peter Ross.

The season on Ballin Lough ends on 31 October and the lake will reopen in Spring, 2010.

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Loughs Agency area and Northern Ireland

Lionel Knobbs reports:
E-mail: lionel.knobbs@loughs-agency.org

27 October 2009

Cashel Trout Fishery

report by Marlene Mc Laughlin
Saturday the 24th past was the day of our long awaited Annual Competition. Just like every other year it was a brilliant, successful and very enjoyable day. Anglers travelled from as far away as England, Fermanagh and Donegal to join the locals in the quest to win the Cashel Trout Fishery Annual Perpetual Cup plus many other great trophies and prizes.

Michael (Vickey) Mc Closkey kindly sponsored the Cup many years ago along with the trophies which the anglers get to keep. Unfortunately on this occasion Michael was not able to attend our presentations but his daughters Clare and Tres did the honours instead.

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Photo: Alfie Shepard is presented first prize.

There were three prizes awarded.

There were a total of thirty-eight trout killed which fell to GH daddies, leadheads, buzzers and CDC’s.

Other catches included one at 10lb 3ozs which was brought to the bank by James Mc Feely (Derry). Conor Mc Cusker (Enniskillen) had a big one at 7lb 11ozs. Brian Duffy (Ballykelly) had one of 7lb 7ozs. Young Brian Donnelly (Limavady) bagged one of 3lb 3ozs while Mark Mc Clelland from Enniskillen had one of 2lb 8ozs. Pat Nicell Jnr (Buncrana) bagged four which weighed 8lb 1oz while Billy Stevenson (England) released one back into the lake. Stephen Woods (Ballybofey, Donegal) bagged four weighing 7lb 8ozs. Our youngest competitor, 14-year-old Zarrin Martin (Limavady) had a challenging day bagging one near the 2lb mark. John Long also from Limavady had a trout of similar size while Dungiven’s Martin Bradley bagged the quota of five weighing 12lb 1ozs. Chris Dougan (Dungiven) bagged three trout weighing 5lb 7ozs. John Hasson (Dungiven) chose to release his half a dozen trout which fell to CDC’s and f-flies. Mark Boyce (Dungiven) also chose to release his two trout which fell to black dries.

Many thanks to Seamus, my husband and our wains for their continued help and support with our ‘big’ day.
Marlene
17 Birren Road , Dungiven, BT47 4SH, 
Tel/Fax: 028777 42159
email: casheltrout@hotmail.com  Website: www.cashellakeview.com
Short Breaks Offer: Special discounts for 1st October 09 - 31st March 2010 (Excluding Christmas & Easter) ring 028 777 42159 for further details.


24 October 2009

Foyle Game Angling

Binevenagh Lake remains open but all other DCAL permit lakes in the Foyle catchment are closed for game angling.

In the interests of conservation, anglers pursuing coarse fishing through the winter are urged to release any fish caught.

The Carlingford Game angling season remains open until the end of this month and it looks like conditions are favourable in that catchment at present, with water levels rising we might be ending the season with some great runs in rivers like the White Water.

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COARSE ANGLING

Coarse Angling Update


Northern Ireland, Foyle and Carlingford Fisheries

Lionel Knobbs reports:
E-mail: lionel.knobbs@loughs-agency.org

27/10/09

MEADOWBROOK WINTER LEAGUE RESULT

Jack Tisdale reports:

Winner of the match was Nick Howell with 9.150Kgs on the Top Lake Peg 10, catching mainly carp up to a pound and skimmers. John Balcombe was runner up with 8.450Kgs, mainly tench on the Bottom Lake. Third place was John Brown with 5.450Kgs on the Top Lake.

Match Two takes place next week book in as normal.

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PIKE ANGLING

Pike Angling Update


Eastern Region

Ashley Hayden reports:
E-mail: info@fishingireland.net

27/10/09

Birthday Boy Dean gets 10 out of 10

Birthday boy Dean Singleton had a day to remember when he was treated to a guided Pike angling trip with Mal McLeod of Gate Lodge Angling. On a lake close to Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, ten year old Dean caught his first ever Pike, a jack of about 2.lbs. Having crossed that milestone young Dean then proceeded to better his dad by landing a 10.lb+ Pike later in the day. Ten out of ten for that young man.

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Photo: Dean, pictured with Mal McLeod, holding up his 10.lb birthday Pike

Should you fancy a day of guided Pike or Coarse angling contact Mal McLeod, Gate Lodge Angling, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.

Gate Lodge Angling
Carrickmacross
Co. Monaghan
Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)42 966 1833 Mobile: +353 (0)86 605 0425
Email: info@gatelodgeangling.com
Web: www.gatelodgeangling.com/

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South Western Region

Michael Hennessy reports:
E Mail: swrfb@swrfb.ie

28/10/09

Mild Gulf Stream spurs winter fishing in West Cork

In quiet rural lake settings two centres of excellent fishing are putting West Cork on the map as a prime winter hot-spot.

Shreelane lake is for superb Pike fishing and with a gigantic 33 pounder this year already then this lake is home of the big predators. Two lake boats together with outboards are available for booking and the price is €35.00 for boat/engine. Located in a beautiful sheltered sylvan setting Shreelane is a couple of miles from Skibbereen on the Cork side. Pike fishing does not come more enjoyable than this.

For full details on how to book and experience this West Cork experience then contact us by email at swrfb@swrfb.ie or phone 026-41221.

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Shannon Region

Brian McManus reports:
info@shannon-fishery-board.ie

27/10/09

Shannonbridge

Last week Derry Killen reported on two Scottish anglers who had some great pike fishing. Jean Firmin sent on these photos and her own report of how the fishing was.

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Photo: 20.5lb caught on the Shannon near the Suck on Smelt

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Photo: 9lb caught up river on the Shannon near Island on silver spoon

My name is Jean Firmin, after speaking to Derry Killeen he asked me to send you some pictures of pike caught on the Shannon between the 9th & 23rd October 2009 .

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Photo: 12lb caught on the Shannon near the Suck on Smelt

I was happy to catch a 19lb pike even though i had a sore arm, but the 20.5lb gave a great fight even jumped out of the water to display itself. What a fantastic feeling i can still feel the excitment.

My husbad assisted, not with the reeling in but netting. All fish were safely returned to the water.

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Photo: 19lb caught on the Shannon near the Suck on Smelt

What a great end to another fantastic time in Ireland. Looking for forward to more enjoyable fishing at Easter.

Jean

Thanks to:
Dermot Killeen

Shannonbridge
Tel 090 96 74112 Email: derry.killeen@gmail.com

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Northern Ireland

24/10/09

Camlough Lake

Loughs Agency in partnership with PACGB is planning a pike competition on Camlough Lake on Sat 14th Nov 2009.

Anyone interested in registering for the event should get in contact with Donny at the address below.

Donny Uprichard
95 Hillsborough Road, Dromara, Co. Down BT25 2AE
Email: d_uprichard@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)789 7496096

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SEA ANGLING

Sea Angling Update


South Western Region

Michael Hennessy reports:
E Mail: swrfb@swrfb.ie

28/10/09

FISHING ON THE BEARA

Paul Harris reports:

Guests have been taking advantage of the continued settled weather and good catches of huss, pollack, wrasse and conger have been caught by all, however it is the mullet which are on a autumn feeding spree and I have had some very good fish with up to ten being taken in a session. Most of my fish have been in the 4 to 5 pound bracket and it was left to the guests to find the real quality.

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Photo: This mullet is almost bigger than the rod!

Dawn Escott from Norfolk joined husband Steve for a few hours rock fishing and while he made good progress with huss and conger Dawn float fished mackerel to take a specimen 6 pound mullet. Just to prove Dawn has the making of a good angler a littler later she landed a near 3 pound sea trout . Both fish were of course returned unharmed.

Steve Challenger from Bristol was over for a quick visit with pals Terry and Lil and was hoping to lose his mullet blank with some help from Lil. Fishing the same mark as Dawn they too were having some good fish off the bottom and Lil had taken a couple of 3-4 pound mullet when Steve had his bread bait taken by a much larger fish which after a major tussle on his mini 2 foot rod was finally landed and tipped the scales at a whopping 7lbs 9ozs.

Looking forward to some more good mullet this week as we welcome Dave Rigden the Secretary of the Mullet Club to stay with us for a few days.

Anyone looking for information on fishing on the Beara can contact me at
Paul Harris
Dromagowlane House,
Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork
Email: dromagowlanehouse@eircom.net
Tel: +353 (0)27 60330.
Web: www.dromagowlanehouse.com

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Shannon Region

Brian McManus reports:
info@shannon-fishery-board.ie

28/10/09

Loop Head Charter fishing report

John Waldron sent us this short report and these great photos of an anglerfish he caugth last week. This fish wins John the Catch of the Week.

Your readers might be interested in the photos attached of this 24lb anglerfish. It was caught on 18th October on the Clare Dragoon charter boat drifting over a mark 13 miles north east of Loop Head, County Clare. The bait was two small joey mackerel.
John Waldron
anglerfish
Photo: John and his huge anglerfish.

Clare Dragoon

LOCHIN 366, 650HP.
Skipper: Luke Aston
Base: Carrigaholt Operational Area: 30 miles form base.                                                         
Address: Rahona, Carrigaholt, Co. Clare.
Telephone: +353 65 9058209 or +353 87 6367544
Email: lukeaston@eircom.net   Web: www.fishandstay.com

anglerfish
Photo: Is that a human skull at the back of the anglerfish's throat?

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North Western Region

Bryan Ward reports:
E-mail: info@nwrfb.com

28/10/09

Sligo for big wrasse

Brian Dunleavy sent us the following report and photo:

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Photo: A big ballan wrasse from the rocks.

After catching a 5lb 6oz ballan wrasse just over two weeks ago I hit the same Co. Sligo rock mark & used limpets as bait which accounted for the last specimen. Got four wrasse 2lb weight & this personal best wrasse which weight 5lb 10oz & measured 50cm.
Took a few photos & released the fish to fight another day.
Regards
Brian.

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Foyle and Carlingford Fisheries

Lionel Knobbs reports:
E-mail: lionel.knobbs@loughs-agency.org

24/10/09

Carlingford Lough Sea Angling

Peyton Cunningham reports from Carlingford Lough:

Mackerel are not as plentiful as the season draws to a close again for another year, however plenty of great fishing still to be enjoyed. When out this week we were catching cod and ling as well as some nice pollack. Dogfish remain plentiful at present, probably feeding on the herring spawn. We are expecting the fishing will be more difficult on our next outing as the strong south east wind has turned the water very murky, this can make the fishing less rewarding.
Peyton Cunningham

Tel: + 44 (0)28 4176 3669
ROI: 048 4176 3669
Mobile: +44 (0)77 59 276 031.
email: peyton@pisces2.plus.com
Web: www.ukcharterboats.co.uk

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Northern Ireland

Hamish Currie reports:

28/10/09

Red Bay charter fishing report

Last week we had a lot of wind so we had to work inside most of the time.

playingPhoto: An angler gets stuck into a skate.

One day we managed to get offshore we were rewarded with 4 skate, a couple of congers, small spurdogs and dogs.

When we were working inside the lads had some nice specimen wrass and pollack to 11lbs.

pollackPhoto: The skate tagged and ready for release.

Mackerel have long gone and all the skate were caught with coalfish and dogfish.
Hamish Currie
Predator II
Red Bay Stormforce 9.1 Rib
Web:http://www.predatorireland.com/ Email: info@predatorireland.com
Telephone: 028 2177 1828   Boat: 07720440117

Photo: A specimen ballan wrasse from an inshore reef.wrasse

Photo: A nice Red Bay cuckoo wrasse.

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