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Irish Angling Update

22 October 2009

Editor: Paul Bourke, Angling Information Officer
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GAME ANGLING

Game Angling Update

Eastern Region

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

Rathbeggan Lakes

Live @ the Lakes is back for the next 3 weeks starting this Friday, August 21st!

Family Fun All Day with Bouncy Castles, Paddle boats, Frisbee golf, Fishing, Airsoft target range and playground.

Then from 7-9 we are proud to present ‘Caruso’ live! Check out the link attached to hear their brilliant song ‘Monster’ listen out for the bit that’s relevant to Rathbeggan Lakes!

If you can’t make it this week we will be running similar events on Friday 28th August and Friday 4th September. Look forward to seeing you all there for the last blast before the summer ends!!!
Dave Robinson
Rathbeggan Lakes
Dunshaughlin, County Meath.
Tel: +353 (0)1 8240197
Web: www.rathbegganlakes.com

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Southern Region

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

26/08/09

River Nore

Jim Brown, salmon angling guide and instructor on the River Nore reports.

salmon31/08/09: A good few salmon caught over the weekend at Browns Barn and Mount Juliet the best being a 16lb bar of silver, and now for some bad news the river was just starting to come good then came more rain the river is now rising and is running dirty.

01/09/09: More rain and a big flood.
Jim Brown
Salmon and trout ghillie
Address: Rosebank Lodge, Mount Alto, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny.
Telephone:
+353-56-7758419
Email: jimmbrown@eircom.net Web: http://www.noresalmon.com


31/08/09

River Suir

salmonJames Barry emailed us the follwoing report and photo:

"Was fishing on the Suir weekend of the 22nd and 23rd in Kilshelin my friend friend Jason Nash from Cork got this 15lb salmon spinning (catch and release). We were at Philip Mahers casting demonstration weekend organised through the salmonfishingforum. Great weekend with plenty of fishing on some great beats and great casting instruction on his casting pools with Robert Gillespie also there. Hope this may be considered for fish of the week as my buddy would be well chuffed if he got his picture up on the site. "

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South Western Region

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

FOR WEEKENDED SUNDAY THE 30th OF AUGUST 2009

KILLARNEY LAKES AND LOUGH LEANE

No catches reported for the Lakes.

RIVER LAUNE BEATS 1 AND 2

3 fish caught on Beat 1 and 2 of the Laune.

LAUNE ANGLERS WATERS AND BEAT 3

There were 10 fish reported for the week. This was despite the high water making the river unfishable for part of the week. Most of these fish were caught on the fly, one was a fine fish of 11lbs caught at Johnston's Flat and landed half an hour later 150 metres downstream. There was no news of fish from Beat 3. When the water settles there should be good fishing on all of Laune Anglers waters and Beat 3.
Billy Downes
CLUB SECRETARY
Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers' Association

FLESK RIVER

6 fish caught on the river Flesk.

RIVER BLACKWATER

High water all week best catch Pat Aherne, Kenmare with 2 fish on Thursday 27th best fish 8lbs.

RIVER LEE

17 fish caught on the Lee

RIVER LEE (ESB FISHERY)

With high water all week there are no catches to report.
Dan O’Riordan
ESB Fishery

RIVER BANDON

22 fish caught on the Bandon with 15 of these being released.

Lough Currane

Angling guide Vincent Appleby of www.salmonandseatrout.com reports on the fishing on the LOUGH CURRANE system.

24/8/09 Lough Curran has had a right old battering with another massive flood, which we had yesterday and of course that goes for all the Waterville system and if my noble angler did procure the odd Seatrout fair play to him or her. Wind SSW fresh, amount of rainfall 7.2mm, max air temperature 16.4c.

25/8/09 All quiet on the SW front. Wind the same as yesterday, amount of rain fall 21.5mm, max air temperature 17.2c.

26/8/09 I will put today’s notes in the words of our manger Mr. John Murphy Esq. and of www.Loughcurrane.com and I quote, huge water and plenty more to come, and there is no argument to that, and John was also saying that there is plenty of seatrout running to the upper lakes and for all you anglers who like a quiet days fishing, those upper Lakes, are a fishermen’s paradise, so once the system settles down, they are well worth a cast. Wind NW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover, amount of rainfall 6.4mm, max air temperature 16.7c.

27/8/09 Lough Currane was on the wild side first thing this morning with the wind coming from the SSE and come late morning it veered into WNW fresh to strong, so as you can well imagine the elements were against my noble angler, even though I am sure the odd seatrout were caught. Amount of rainfall in the last 24 hours 8.3mm, max air temperature 16.3c.

28/8/09 My Noble game fish were on the quiet side. Wind WNW fresh to strong with heavy showers on and off throughout the day, amount of rainfall 1.8mm, max air temperature 16.0c.

29/8/09 A party fishing with Mr Neil O‘Shea and of www.Oshealoughcurrane.com caught five seatrout. Wind W then veered SW light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover with light rain coming in this evening. Amount of rainfall 1.2mm,max air temperature 17.0c.

30/8/09 There wasn’t much action today, Wind S fresh to strong and overcast with light misty rain all day, amount of rainfall 19.1mm, max air temperature 17.1c. so here are the salmon and seatrout results, of fish taken in the past few days. First in Mr, John Murphy’s striking zone and of www.Loughcurrane.com Mr Malcolmson and his party caught 37 seatrout in the last few days, of which their best was 4.5lbs, also in good form was Mr Anthony Buckley, who caught a grilse and a 9lbs salmon, and last but not least, Donie and Denis Collins, caught a few seatrout and their best seatrout was 4.5lbs.

That is your ration for this week, from your Gillie and the Waterville Fishery. No Spin No Fly’s just Facts
Vincent Appleby
Angling Guide and Accommodation
Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel
Email: salmonandseatrout@eircom.net Web: www.salmonandseatrout.com

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Shannon Region

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

03/09/09


UPPER SHANNON


LOUGH SHEELIN

Fishing has been slow this week due to the poor weather conditions. We received some catch returns from a number of L.S.T.P.A. members who regularly fish Sheelin. Peter Mc Cardle and Ken Cairns caught and released 14 trout for three trips, best two fish were 4.4lbs and 4lbs. Michael Kelly caught and released 9 trout over three trips, best fish 4.75lbs. Thomas Lynch had 4 trout to 2.75lbs. Most of the fish were caught on sedges.
Thomas Lynch
L.S.T.P.A.
Mobile: 087 9132033 or logon to the L.S.T.P.A website http://www.loughsheelinanglers.ie/ for information on local competitions and other upcoming news.

For local updates contact Mr Sean Gurhy, Assistant Fisheries Inspector Lough Sheelin Tel: 049 4336144

LOUGH O'FLYNN & UPPER RIVER SUCK

Water levels are described as comparable with what can be expected in high winter. The miserable weather didn't encourage many anglersto get out and about. Two regular anglers Matt Foley and Bernard Mannion had 12 fish between them on Saturday, best fish 2.5lbs. All fish were caught on muddlers and dabblers. They were very pleased with the fishing, despite the conditions. John Connolly fished a short session on Saturday and had 1 fish dapping and lost another. Well known coarse match angler Bill Cassidy tried his hand at some trout fishing on the lake on Thursday last. It was a difficult day with blustery winds and very wet conditions. Bill had two fish on the one cast. He landed the nearer fish on the dropper, a fish of 1.5lbs. He enjoyed the evenings experience. Hopefully the weather will settle down. For updates contact John Ryan, Assistant Fisheries Inspector Co Roscommon at 087 2536064.


MID SHANNON AREA


LOUGH OWEL

Owel is continuing to fish very well with anglers reporting good bags of fish. Mick Mc Cormsack had the best reported fish of the week at 4.56lbs on a dry olive. There are still very small sporadic hatches of Peter very late in the evening. Prospects look good again.

LOUGH ENNELL

Fishing has been quite good on Ennell over the past week, particularly during late evenings. Buzzer and olives are getting the best results. The Con Hope Lough Ennell Perpetual Cup was fished on Lough Ennell on Sunday August 30th. 15 anglers weighed in 8 fish. Anglers also reported meeting a lot of small fish out on the lake.

The results were:

For updates contact Shannon Regional Fisheries Board Mullingar Office Tel: 044 48769

LOUGH REE

THE CONWAY CONROY CUP: Another wet and windy day was what greeted the Athlone Anglers when they took to the lake last Sunday when the competition for the Conway Conroy Cup took place. Twenty eight boats took part with those who were trolling having the best fishing while those using flies or dapping found the going a bit tougher. Ray Dowling and Brian Conway had a fantastic days fishing when they landed and released fifteen trout and they weren’t the only ones with several boats reporting large numbers of trout in the one to one and a half pound range all of which were released and also released was the fantastic winning fish caught by Karl Unwin and George Price.

The weigh in and presentation of prizes took place that evening in the Coosan Tavern where Michael Murphy and his staff were at their usual excellent in the hospitality stakes. When the scales came down at half eight it was the 5lb 3oz trout caught and released by Karl Unwin and George Price that topped the list and they duly receive the fantastic Conway Conroy Cup. In second place was John Molloy and Jack Devine with a trout weighing 4lb 7ozs 6drms, this was Jacks first day trout fishing and after catching four fish on his first day out we think he’ll be back. Third place went to Ray Dowling and Brian Conway for their 3lb 10oz 4drm trout while fourth place went to Thomas Killion for his trout of 2lb 14oz 12drms. The fifth and final spot went to Sean Kelly who weighed in a trout of 2lb 4oz12drms.

Thanks to both the Conway and Conroy families for their continued and generous sponsorship of this competition and to Michael Murphy and his staff for the excellent hospitality.

THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE CUP: Next Sunday, 6th September, the competition for the Social Committee Cup will take place and as usual will start from Gallagher’s at 10.30am and finish with lines up at 6.00pm. The weigh in and presentation of prizes will take place that evening in the Sean Og Bar in Irishtown. Tommy Moran will be the Captain of the Day and catch and release will be facilitated.

FOR YOUR DIARY: The following is the schedule of competitions that it is proposed to hold over the next few weeks Please note this list may change due to unforeseen circumstances, however the details of each competition will be published the Athlone.ie website and sent out to members by text message in the week prior to each competition.
September 6th, Social Committee Cup
September 13th, Wykes Gaffey Memorial Cup
September 20th, the Hatchery Competition.

Eamon Cunningham
P.R.O. Athlone Anglers Association
Mob: 087 - 2340815

LOUGH ACALLA CO GALWAY

Anglers report another successful week on Lough Acalla. Water levels are very high and rhere has been good fly hatches. The best flies were Green and Golden Olive, Green Peter, Muddlers and Pheasant Tail. Prospects for the coming week are good. For updates contact John Devaney, Assistant Fisheries Inspector, Roscommon 087 2266735

LITTLE BROSNA RIVER

Flood.

CAMCOR RIVER BIRR

Flood.


LOWER SHANNON AREA


RIVER MULCAIR CO LIMERICK

MILLBANK HOUSE AND ANGLING CENTRE MURROE CO LIMERICK report on the recent fishing on the River Mulcair in Co Limerick.

Water levels very high at present.
Richard Keays
Millbank House
Murroe, Co Limerick.
Tel: +353 (0)61 386115
Web www.millbankhouse.com

RIVER FEALE CO KERRY

There is a huge yellow flood on the River Feale following rain all day today Wednesday. We expect very good fishing when the water drops, lets hope this materialises - more next week.

For up to date fishing reports contact the local Assistant Fisheries Inspector Mr Paddy Halpin Mobile: 087 7729126

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Western Region

Kevin Crowley reports:
E-mail: kcrowley@wrfb.ie

02/09/09

Western Lakes

Lough Mask is fishing very well at the moment, with good fishing not only in the deep water but some fish hooked in the traditional shallows and island points. Rowan Breen from Cardiff, fishing the deep all week, had 16 fish, all of which were released. The lake is rather high as are the feeder rivers and streams, fish are coming to Red Arsed Green Peters, Claret Bumbles and Fiery Browns among other sedge patterns.

Castlebar/Dundalk/Ennis anglers held a one day event on Saturday in which 28 anglers fished, 12 trout were caught weighing 24.5lbs. The winner was Sean Dixon from Ennis with 2 fish for 5.5lbs. Dave Myers, also from Ennis, hooked the heaviest fish for the event at 4.5lbs.

Carra/Mask Federation held its one day competition on Sunday. Anglers could fish Carra or Mask, and the event was a catch and release competition with 51 anglers participating, 33 trout were caught. Winner on the day was Joe Quinn from Cloughans, Ballina, with 5 fish for 180cm. Longest fish went to Castlebar man Gary Binley with a fine Mask trout of 49cms. All trout were caught on Mask while anglers on Carra put in a long hard day to no avail. Average length of fish caught was 40cm which calculates to over 1.5lbs in weight.

Connemara

Same story as last week’s report, all the rain has put most of the rivers in flood, and while fish can run in these conditions, many rivers are unfishable.

Colin Folan reports from Lough Inagh on a wet August:

Needless to say my prayers for rain were answered with great irony. It rained every day in August and left the lake and river unfishable for most of the time. High winds also contributed to more hardship for anglers. There was a small run of fresh grilse towards the end of the month, but it is very difficult to tell what is entering due to the height of water disabling the fish counter. Apart from the Derryclare Butts (submerged) the other river beats are holding good numbers of salmon. Greenpoint seems the place to be with plenty of fresh fish seen there daily. A pair of golden eagles are seen most days hovering over Inagh for the last few weeks.

Catches: 17 salmon were recorded for the month, with 8 taken on the lake and 9 from the river. Top river fly was a Cascade and top lake fly was a Silver Daddy. The best fish was caught on Inagh and released by Harry Oliver (UK), this was Harry's first salmon ever. John Connolly (Mayo) and Nick Geogh (UK) were top rods each catching 2 fish. Other anglers to score this month included Nigel Kirkman (UK), Mervyn Woods (NI), John Roche (Galway), Clive Martin (Louth), Liam O Connor (Dublin) and Hugh Hardiman (Dublin).

165 sea trout were recorded this month. Almost all were caught on Inagh. Top flies this month were Silver Daddy, Silver Doctor, Donegal Blue and Kingsmill. Most of the fish weighed between 0.5 and 2.5lbs. Declan Conlon (Kildare) had 9 sea trout for his day on Inagh. The highlight of the month was the visit of the Cornamona and District Anglers annual outing to Inagh. 10 rods recorded 52 sea trout for their day. This was a great return for one days fishing and the presence of red ants that weekend surely helped get the fish excited.

121 brown trout were caught this month. Again the lake produced the bulk of the fish. There were no significant fish caught which is strange for Inagh for the past few years. Top flies this month were Green Peter, Bibio and Claret Bumble. A 10 inch Char was caught by John Connolly also and this was the first this year and is a very large char for Inagh.

Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel is running a complete fly fishing course from Friday 9th - Sunday 11th October 09. The course will deal with fly casting, fly tying, secrets to catching more fish, knots, leaders and all things fishy. The cost for the event is €650 and this includes all equipment, lodgings and meals. Top instructors in attendance and places are limited. For more info contact Colin Folan 086 8679459.

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North Western Region

Markus Muller reports:
E-mail: info@nwrfb.com

Week ending 30 August, 2009

River Moy

Fishing on the River Moy was hampered by extremely high water levels for the third week in a row. As a consequence, fly fishing was not really possible and most fish were caught spinning. However, the Moy produced a reported catch of 299 salmon for the week bringing the total for the season, so far, to 5,944. The tidal beats of the Moy Fishery were unfishable for the entire week. However, on the Freshwater Beat, 12 salmon were caught. Amongst the successful anglers were: Brian Harvey, UK, (2 salmon), David Callen, Northern Ireland (3 salmon, 2 of which were released) and Alan Jackson, also Northern Ireland (3 salmon, one of which was released). The best angling on the river was again on the Ballina Salmon Anglers’ water, with most fish taken on Flying Cs and worm. On the Mount Falcon Fishery, John Price, UK, had 5 salmon on worm for 3 days, best at 8 lbs., while Alan Dunlop, Northern Ireland, landed a 5 lbs. grilse on the Coolcronan Fishery. Anthony Murphy, Dublin, had a 9 lbs. salmon on Rinanney and Eamon Nolan, Northern Ireland, caught & released 2 fish at 9 lbs. & 10 lbs. on the Foxford Salmon Anglers’ water above Foxford Town. Cloongee produced eight salmon for the week, including 3 for David White, Dublin, 2 for Bernard Lionel, France and one salmon for Roscommon angler, Brian Ingram. Fergal Smith, Dublin and Aengus O’Marchaigh had two fish each on the East Mayo anglers Association stretch.

Easkey River

Angling on the Easkey River’s Fortland Fishery was good over the week with 24 salmon reported, 7 of which were released. Fly angler, Jose Fernandez, Spain, had 6 salmon over 3 days!

Owenmore River

The excellent salmon fishing continued on the Owenmore River for the third week in a row. This was helped by high water levels throughout the week. Again a good average size of salmon was recorded, with many in the 6 – 8 lbs. size range and a couple of double figure fish also. On the Bangor Angling club stretch, Mark Mason, Northern Ireland, enjoyed a memorable week with a total of 6 fish (3 returned), while Jimmy Doran, Carlow, had 5 salmon, most of them caught in “Conmy’s Pool”. Local angler, John Maughan, was successful on the “Rocky Pool” where he landed two salmon at 6 lbs. and 8 lbs. With suitable water levels remaining prospects for the last month of the season are excellent. At this point anglers are reminded that a daily bag limit of 1 salmon is in place until the end of the fishing season.

Newport River

Angling was still slow on the Newport River during the week, with only two salmon reported. Paul Hayes, UK, caught a small grilse, while Frank Rothwell, also UK, had a 7 lbs. salmon.

Ballin Lough

Ballin Lough produced a total of 27 rainbow trout (18 released) for the week. Notable catches came from Irla Reilly and boat partner, who caught 3 trout (2 returned), best at 3.25 lbs. and Emmet Stagg, TD, with 5 trout (3 returned), best at 3 lbs. The best bag of the week was caught by Peter Gray & Mark Foley, Castlebar. The two anglers boated 12 rainbows (9 released), best at 3 lbs. Most successful flies included Black Zulu, Olives & Montana Nymph. Angling on Ballin Lough will continue until 30 October following which it will close for the winter months.

Ballysadare River

The salmon run on the Ballysadare system is coming to an end for the year. Few fish were caught last week.

Lough Arrow

Angling picked up on Lough Arrow during the week with wet fly fishing being the most productive method. Paul Ferris, Northern Ireland, had a 2 lbs. trout, while Roger Fowler, Dublin, caught 5 fish between 1.5 lbs. and 2 lbs., all of which were returned. Local angler, Peter Dunne, did particularly well with 8 trout (6 returned), also between 1.5 lbs. and 2 lbs.

Prospects for the Inter Provincial Fly Fishing Competition (Saturday, 19 September) hosted by Lough Arrow Fish Preservation & District Angling Club are looking good.

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Northern Region

Lindsey Clarke reports:
E-mail: info@nrfb.ie

Monday 24th to Sunday 30th August 2009

RIVER DROWES

The Drowes ran at high levels over the week rising slightly as the week progressed to read 7.5 on the gauge by Sunday evening. The fishery was quiet overall but those that did fish recorded a number of salmon over the week. On Wednesday, Colm McCormack caught and released a 7lb fish on a Cascade fly from The Cascades. Marty King recorded 2 fish caught on shrimp from the Washstones weighing 6 & 8lb releasing both of these. On Friday, Robert Flanagan accounted for a 9lb salmon caught on a Flying ‘C’ from The Meadow. On Saturday, Marty King recorded 3 more fish caught on shrimp weighing 6, 8 & 12lb. These were caught from The Sand Hole and returned. On Sunday, Frank Doherty recorded a 5lb grilse caught from the Turn Hole on a Mourne Gold fly and Adrian Mcgrane landed a 6lb fish from The Blackwater on a tube fly.

The rain is forecast to continue so the river should remain at fair levels over the week.
For info/bookings etc on the Drowes Fishery & Lough Melvin see www.drowessalmonfishery.com or Tel: 071 9841055.

LOUGH MELVIN

The week brought plenty of rain and wind on the Lough this week and added to the trout being somewhat contrary, trout angling proved difficult at times. Most boats came in with only two or three trout for their days fishing. It seems no anglers ventured forth after salmon. Garrison Anglers held their annual 4 day trout fly boat competition. This was fished by 360 competitors with the Thursday, Friday and Saturday being qualifying days for the final on Sunday. The fishing was hard at times and the weather somewhat inclement at times. The fishing was fairly good on Thursday and it took 3 plus fish to qualify. On Friday, 1 fish qualified a boat and the fishing was difficult due to very strong winds. Most nets were used for catching caps and hats rather than fish! If somebody had been selling headgear at the jetty that evening he would have done a roaring trade! The weather settled a little on Saturday and 2 plus fish were required to qualify. The fishing was fair on the final day. The competition was won by Brian Bingham (Magherafelt) and Gerry Duffy (Castleblaney). They weighed in three sonaghan and a fine 3lb trout which saw them win a boat apiece and some Belleek china/crystal. In Second place were Gerry Timoney (Garrison) and Tom Winters (London) with five trout. They each won a cheque for £700. In third place came Eddie Hart (Ballysadare) and Jim Condron with five trout who each won and electric outboard engine complete with battery.

EANY FISHERY

The week was wet once again and we received a number of floods. In fact the river was too high too fish during periods. The gauge average for the week was high, reading 0.79 metres. The fishery was fairly quiet with only 25 visiting rods fishing for the week. To date I only have a small number of salmon recorded in the register. The best fish of the week was a fine 14lb 14oz salmon caught by Gerry McCafferty on the fly from Limm-na-Mhille on the Eanymore on Wednesday. On Sunday, Emma Scullion accounted for a 3lb grilse caught from Bonnyglen Falls on worm.

The forecast is for more showery weather so I would expect some fair conditions in the coming week once again.
For info, etc on the Eany Fishery contact:
The Eany Angling Centre
Tel: 074 9736559 (7am to 1pm).

OWENEA FISHERY

The wet week ensured that there were numerous floods over the week and in fact the river was higher than would be desired on a number of occasions. Everyday brought a flood except the weekend when the river had a chance to drop but still giving fair conditions up to the lowest reading for the week 0.20 metres on Sunday. The gauge average for the week was very high reading 0.37 metres. The fishery was busy with 96 visiting rods fishing over the week.

There were a fair number of salmon recorded over the week and given here are some of the catches.
On Monday, Brian Smith recorded a 3½lb grilse caught on a fly from beat 7. Michael McLaughlin accounted for a 9lb salmon caught on the fly from beat 6. On Tuesday, Bill Hutchison recorded a 5lb grilse caught on the spinner from beat 8. Pierre Rumeau recorded two grilse caught weighing 4 & 6lb caught on spinner and fly from beat 6. On Wednesday he recorded two further grilse to 3½lb caught on the fly from beat 5. Mr Gillespie accounted for a 7lb fish caught from beat 7 on a spinner. Paul Brennan landed a 7lb grilse from beat 8 on a spinner. Aiden Whelan recorded a 6lb grilse caught on a spinner. On Thursday, Kevin O’Neill recorded two grilse weighing 4 & 6lb caught from beat 6 on the fly. John Partridge accounted for a 5lb grilse caught on the fly from beat 7. On Saturday, Mick Martin recorded two grilse caught from beats 5 & 9 on the fly weighing 5lb each. On Sunday, Mick recorded another grilse caught on the fly from beat 9 weighing 5lb and John Boyle accounted for a 4lb grilse caught on the fly.

The forecast is for more rainfall and the river should have some excellent water levels over the coming week. Prospects look good once again.

For bookings, information, etc on the Owenea contact:
The Owenea Angling Centre
Tel:
074 9551141 (7am to 1pm).
To book online go to: www.donegalanglingholidays.com

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Loughs Agency area and Northern Ireland

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

26 August 2009

Cashel Trout Fishery

report by Marlene Mc Laughlin

Short Breaks Offer: Special discounts for 1st October 09 - 31st March 2010 (Excluding Christmas & Easter) ring 028 777 42159 for further details.

Sedges, olives and daddies seem to be doing most of the business for anglers at Cashel this weekend although it was quite showry. Using black spiders Draperstown’s Damien Donnelly bagged five trout weighing 14lb 11ozs while Bangor’s Michael Anderson bagged two for home weighing 6lb 2ozs one of which was 4lb 4ozs. Maghera’s Bernard Mellon released around twenty-two trout which fell to black dries and olives. Shaune Duggan (Gulladuff) bagged two for home which weighed 3lb 11ozs while Feeny’s Roland Mullan hooked three and lost them. Chris and Nora Martin (Magherafelt) released one trout each which took parachute suspenders. Mark Boyce (Dungiven) released one and lost four which were also caught on dries.
Well done to all!
Marlene
17 Birren Road , Dungiven, BT47 4SH, 
Tel/Fax: 028777 42159
email: casheltrout@hotmail.com  Website: www.cashellakeview.com

28/08/09

Whitewater River

A number of good reports this week with Lee and Joe Brown, Harry Dickey and Glen Graham all reporting catch's between 3 and 9lbs.

We should have further reports of Salmon from the Whitewater over the oncoming weekend if the water levels stay up.

Foyle Rivers

Conditions on many of the Foyle rivers have been good for Salmon anglers this week and this has been reflected in the reports i have received. Many anglers have reported multiple catch's this week and things are looking promising over the next few days, mainly on the river Strule and tributaries. Reminder to all anglers that they must adhere to existing bag limits, tagging regulations and that familiarise themselves with the present angling regulations before they go fishing.

My favourite report this week comes from young Ben McElwaine visiting from England, Ben got in contact as a result of an earlier conversation when he stopped at our stand with his father when we attended the CLA game fair in July past, Ben stated that he had been out fishing and had caught a few brown trout but would like to catch a Salmon, so i got one of our local guides to contact Ben and take him out on the River Strule, and i was delighted to get a call from the guide saying that Ben had caught a fresh run 4lb Salmon within a few minutes' of fishing, and had the water not have risen so fast and became very high, he was confidant more fish would have been landed.

Lastly I would like to remind all anglers the Foyle rivers are spate and can rise very quickly with the recent localised flooding, don't wade if you don't need too, and if you wade always wear a life jacket. This should be a good weekend for Salmon fishing, if i get the chance to fish over the week end i will have on my favourite fly Curry's Red.

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COARSE ANGLING

Coarse Angling Update


Eastern Region

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

no reports this week [last report 24/09/08]

 

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Southern Region

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

No report this week [last report 07/05/09]

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South Western Region

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

No report this week [last report 10/06/09]

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Shannon Region

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

01/09/09


UPPER SHANNON


LANESBORO

Very few anglers out fishing, very little to report. The Shannon is in flood with water up on the concrete at Lanesboro as we write. Fishing has been hampered badly by the conditions.

LONGFORD AREA and the STROKESTOWN LAKES

roachRegular Dutch visitor Ton van Geel was on his third visit to Ireland and Melview Lodge which was his second this year, only this time brought along his son Rick this being his first time to Ireland.

Photo: Ton having another good day on the river

Kevin said even despite some bad weather they still managed to produce some lovely fish, Bream along with some cracking Hybrids, Rudd and Roach made up the main part of there catch. Kevin said the guys done well considering how high the water levels were, they prebaited and stuck to a plan which paid off for them. (well Done Lads ). Next week we report on Howard Jones who is also a regular visitor to Ireland and Melview Lodge who is here for two weeks, so we shall see how he gets on in the rain and high winds.

breamPhoto: Ton van Geel and son Rick with a good mixed net of fish.

All but a few Lakes and rivers in and around Longford, Lanesbrough and Strokestown are in flood. The River Shannon has at present very high water levels, Lakes in the area have seen a large amounts of flooding which is making fishing very difficult for anglers. With extra effort some good fish are still being caught but with persistent rain entering the system this is sure to effect catches in most areas, at the time of writing rain continues to fall so we will see what the next week has install for the anglers.
Kevin Lyons, 
MELVIEW LODGE GUESTHOUSE,
Drumlish Road, Clonrollagh, Co Longford
Tel : 003534345061
Email:
  info@melviewlodge.com Web: http://www.melviewlodge.com 

Carrick on Shannon

Anglers from Sheffield, angling guests of Liam Duignan, Mayfly Lodge near Carrick on Shannon fished the Shannon and reported a lovely time. The party led by Richard recorded a best catch of 61lbs of Bream to 2.5lbs on caster. They had big Roach and Rudd also using single sweetcorn at 30 to 35 meters out. The angling tip was to keep the bait going in.
Liam Duignan
MAYFLY LODGE
Shannon View Farm, Mullagh, Aughmore Carrick on Shannon
Tel + 353 (0)71 9625295
Email mayflylodge@o2.ie Web http://www.mayflylodgeireland.com

MOHILL and CARRICK ON SHANNON

tenchPhoto: Brian Bohan with another nice Tench over specimen weight

Water levels are very high at the moment after a week and a half of very heavy rain, all lakes are in flood or near flood conditions. Peter Anderson and his party from Hull endured a hard week of rain and high wind. They fished most of the local match lengths and were putting together small nets of hybrids and Roach most days.

ruddPhoto: Peter Anderson with some nice Rudd, Bream hybrids up to 3lbs.

The Sheemore week long festival takes place next week on Scur both sides, Kiltybarden and Lough Allen, 4 days in total, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The draw takes place in the Sheemore Bar in Kilclare on Monday next @ 8am.
Brian Bohan
CHAFLYNNS COTTAGE & GUIDING SERVICE
Mohill, County Leitrim
Tel +353 (0)71 9631870
Email Bbohan70@eircom.net Web http://www.Chaflynnscottage.com


MID SHANNON AREA


BANAGHER

The River Shannon is very high at time of writing and conditions remain difficult for angling. There were some hot spots though. A group of visiting anglers did quite well at Bullock Island on Thursday last, bagging 40lbs of mixed fish, mainly Roach, hybrids and skimmers. Some good Tench have been showing on the grand canal up from the bridge at Shannon Harbour. One angler reported catching 11 Tench in one session. Anglers are advised to confine fishing to the backwaters presently as there is a very heavy flow on the main river due to high water levels.
Ray Duthie
Old Forge Banagher
Bait Stockist, Tackle and ACCOMMODATION PROVIDER
Tel: 057 9151504. Email: kmduthie2@eircom.net

PORTUMNA

High water!
Tight Lines
Mike Murray ,
MURRAY'S B&B, Derryhiney, Portumna
Tel +353 909759596
Email murrays.ireland@yahoo.co.uk Web http://www.bedandbreakfastportumna.com

RIVER SUCK VALLEY - Mid River Suck

The River Suck is presently out of order for fishing and is in flood at time of writing. Further local info contact Mr John Ryan, Assistant Fisheries Inspector Tel: 094 96 40103 Mob: 087 2536064 and John Devaney, Assistant Fisheries Inspector, Roscommon for the lower River Suck 087 2266735

TOM FOXES ANGLING STRETCH and lower RIVER INNY

High water!
Tommy Foxe
INNY BAY B&B
Annagh, The Pigeons, Athlone County Westmeath
Tel +353 90 6485284 Mob: 087 9960173 for enquiries and boat hire
Email innybay@gmail.com Web http://www.innybay.com


LOWER SHANNON AREA


Lough Derg and East Clare Lakes

Conditions are difficult for angling. It has been a problem trying to get anglers out on the lake swims due to the poor weather. If conditions do improve, fishing should pick up.
TJ O'Brien,
TJ's ANGLING CENTRE
KILLALOE, Co. CLare
Email info@tjsangling.com Web www.tjsangling.com

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Western Region

Kevin Crowley reports
E-mail: kcrowley@wrfb.ie

No reports this week - [most recent report 30/04/09]

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North Western Region

Markus Muller reports:
E-mail: info@nwrfb.com

no report [most recent report 26/03/09]

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Northern Region

Alice Murtagh reports:
E-mail:northfisheries@eircom.net 

02/09/09

Heavy rain has left many areas flooded leaving it difficult for anglers to gain access to waters, however for those who brave the elements fishing is reported to be excellent during the past week. Anglers staying in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva reporting the following catches: Mr. Robertson from Hull bagged 82lb on Gulladoo and 104lb on Kevin Shore. David Hawkes 118lb on Kevins Shore. Steve Allen 67lb on Corfree and 86lb on Kevins Shore. Mr. Cooks and his two grandchildren averaged 135lb/day. John Ashmen fished Rosduff and bagged 84lb. Simon Scott fished Kevin's Shore for five hours on Tuesday and bagged 62 bream (132lb).

There are not many anglers in the Cootehill area but those who have fished report the following: Coravoo 150lb, Dromore River 100lb mostly Bream and Sillan good Bream 7/8lb in weight, also good mixed bags 40/50lb.

Cloniny has been giving good bags of fish 56lb, 50lb and 40lb mixed bags with some bream up to 3.5lb.

Garadice, church pegs on match stretch 70/80lb, plenty of big fish whereas Haughtons Shore is producing small fish roach, small bream and hybrids.

Kiltybarden along Carrick-on-Shannon road good bream, roach and hybrids. Bolganard is fishing good but water levels very high. Keenheen, Drumlahy good mixed bags of fish also Bunerky and Brackley car park side.


01/09/09

Gowna Festival

breamCAVAN seems to be awash with water right at this moment and organisers of the Gowna Festival had to squeeze a record entry of 110 match fishermen on to different parts of the lake.

Photo: Les King (East Grinstead) had this 2 kilo bream after half-an-hour and never saw another big fish as he worked towards 11-700 kilos of roach and hybrids on a feeder with three red maggots.

They were outstanding in their efforts to overcome flooding and by enlisting the help of local people, managed to turn up two boats that were used to ferry some anglers and their tackle to inaccessible parts of Church Shore and Corfree Shore, while a farmer gave up his time, tractor and trailer, to drop tackle and bait along the Rosduff Shore.

And at the end of the first day it was a big “thumbs up” from everyone as Jeff Morrison (Prosperous) led the way with 25-950 kilos (57lb) of bream, roach and skimmers from Corfree.
Dave Houghton
Active Irish Angling
Tel: (UK) 0151 324 4744 (Ireland) 00 353 (0)71 9642743
Web: www.activeirishangling.com


Eonish Stretch, Lough Oughter

bream and roach#Gary Taylor and his family had a two week stay in our self catering and experienced the rainy season during that time.

Photo: Gary Taylor with a good bag of bream and roach.

He fished the Eonish stretch on most days and the lake level rose by 5ft during the second week. Gary been the dedicated fisherman was on the bank from 6am and weather conditions never seemed to stop him. Gary’s efforts paid off and he had some great catchs. He had a mixture of bream and roach with the bulk of the catch been bream, (93 bream in total).

His weights varied from 14lb to 62lb a day. His total weight was 347 lb.
Geraldine O'Reilly
Eonish Lodge
Eonish, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan.
Web: www.eonishlodge.com Email: info@eonishlodge.com

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Northern Ireland, Foyle and Carlingford Fisheries

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

01/09/09

Meadowbrook Fishery

Jack Tisdall reports on the Meadowbrook Summer League.

With one match to go Nick Howell (Kilskeery) looks certain to win the first ever league having just one another match and extended his lead. Nick was drawn on the Bottom Lake peg 2 and caught mainly Tench and Skimmers for a weight of 11.100Kgs. Runner up Brian Ashton from Lisburn was also on the Bottom Lake next to Nick he finished with 9.900Kgs. Third place Dave McNamara was on peg 16 on the Top Lake and finished with 7.650Kgs.

The final match in the league will be in two weeks time.

Download the league table [.xls, 23KB].

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PIKE ANGLING

Pike Angling Update


Eastern Region

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

no report this week [last report 25/05/09]

 

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Southern Region

John Flynn reports:
enquiries@srfb.ie

No reports this week - [most recent report 08/01/09]

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South Western Region

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

No reports this week - [most recent report 30/04/09]

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Shannon Region

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

02/09/09


MID SHANNON AREA


RIVER SUCK VALLEY - Mid River Suck

John O'Shaughnessy from Athy fished the upper River Suck system on Sunday week last and was delighted with 9 pike on the fly and lost many more. He had the fish on fly called Scotch Whisky. The fly he was using was in tatters after all the catches of the day.

Further local info contact Mr John Ryan, Assistant Fisheries Inspector Tel: 094 96 40103 Mob: 087 2536064 and John Devaney, Assistant Fisheries Inspector, Roscommon for the lower River Suck 087 2266735.


LOWER SHANNON AREA


 

Lough Derg and East Clare Lakes

There is some Pike fishing going on on Lough Derg at Killaloe presently. Upcoming is the Pike Fly competition which is scheduled to be fished from Killaloe on the 19th September. All enquiries to TJ O'Brien.
TJ O'Brien,
TJ's ANGLING CENTRE
KILLALOE, Co. CLare
Email info@tjsangling.com Web www.tjsangling.com

European Pike Angling Challenge

The European Pike Angling Challenge is scheduled as usual to be fished from Killaloe. Dates are 21st, 22nd and 24th September. Further information and application form can be downloaded from organiser Jim Robinson's website See http://www.iol.ie/~jimrob/pike.htm

 

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Western Region

Kevin Crowley reports:
E-mail: kcrowley@wrfb.ie

no report this week [last report 28/07/09]

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North Western Region

Markus Muller reports:
E-mail: info@nwrfb.com

No reports this week - [last report 24/06/09]

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Northern Region

Lindsey Clarke reports:
E-mail: info@nrfb.ie

no report this week [last report 06/07/09]

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Foyle and Carlingford Fisheries

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

17/08/09

PIKE FISHING FESTIVAL - BARONSCOURT - 6TH SEPTEMBER 2009

pike
The Loughs Agency will be holding its annual pike fishing festival on Sunday 6th September 2009 in Baronscourt Estate, Co Tyrone.

Last year's event was a huge success with nearly 50 anglers taking part and 26 pike caught and returned to the water. The largest (111cm) was caught by John Kelly. John, who also won £450 worth of angling equipment said, 'Thank you all very much for this event, one of the main jewels in the north west angling world. This is one of the best pike venues in the UK.'

pike
John Kelly with 2008 winning catch

There will be FREE workshops taking place on the lake shore with professionals delivering tuition on fly and lure casting, fly tying and the life cycle of the pike. The pike fishing competition will take place on the middle lake between 10am until 4pm. Entry fee is £20 for adults and £10 for juniors (all juniors to be accompanied by an adult).

These events are suitable for adults and juniors making it an ideal day out for the family. There will be lots of top prizes and plenty of opportunity to learn the art of pike fishing.

Last year Eamon Moloney from County Kildare said 'This was the best thing for my son and I. We could not have enjoyed it more.' Another parent said 'All the helpers were patient with the kids. They made the day so enjoyable for everyone. A must for next year'.

pike
Winner of the Junior section

Lionel Knobbs, Angling Development Manager with the Loughs Agency said 'this is a great weekend for both juniors and adults to learn about pike fishing and develop their skills in angling. We had a lot of families taking part last year and quite a few mums and sons learning about the sport for the first time. These youngsters are now fully equipped with knowledge and skills to go off on fishing adventures of their own. We hope to achieve the same next year'.

Anyone interested in attending are advised to pre-register. The registration form can be downloaded here [.pdf] and returned to the Loughs Agency either by post or e-mail to pikecompetition@loughs-agency.org before 5pm on 1st September. Entry is strictly on a first come first served basis. Payment can be made by cheque or by credit card over the phone (Tel +44 (0) 2871 342100)

Click here to download the Pike Fishing Festival Leaflet with competition rules [.pdf].

Click here to download information on nearby accommodation [.pdf].

Weblink to Baronscourt Estate www.barons-court.com.

For further information or to register please contact +44 (0) 2871 342100.

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SEA ANGLING

Sea Angling Update


Eastern Region

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

01/09/09

Wicklow Mullet

mulletDes Chew, Eastern Regional Fisheries Board, sent in this photo of a 6 lb 2 oz mullet from Co Wicklow. The mullet fell for a well presented bread flake.


By Hook or By Crook Duncannon, Co. Wexford, delivers the Fish

flounders Skippers, Walter Foley and Jim Foley, run the charter vessels “Orinoco” and “Wild Swan” respectively, and fish the rich waters off the Hook peninsula, Co Wexford.

Photo: John Blake and Norman Dunlop fishing Waterford Estuary.

Working out of the picturesque fishing village of Ballyhack, close to Duncannon on the Waterford estuary, Jim and Walter offer reef, wreck, and estuary fishing for a variety of species. Ling, cod, pollack, coalfish, conger, wrasse, and blue shark, provide sport offshore. While if the wind blows, bass, flounder, codling, and eels, are an option within the shelter of Waterford estuary. Book a trip with either Walter or Jim and the boat will always sail.

flounder With a southerly force seven blowing off the Hook, driving rain, and no prospect of getting out, Waterford estuary saved the day for a group which included Welsh angling journalist Mike Thrussell, and Mr. Sea Angling himself, Norman Dunlop. Bringing a cool box full of the all important peeler crab, supplemented with ragworm, and mackerel the party targeted various marks within the estuary for bass, codling, flounder, and eels.

Photo: Flounder double header for Ashley Hayden of the ERFB.

Once the flood tide got moving bites came regularly with local angler John Blake producing double and triple headers of Flounder it appeared quite often for fun.

Codling and eels added variety at various marks from cheek point to the Barrow railway bridge. A highlight was fishing in the warm water outfall of Great Island power station. Bass were present, with a real possibility of golden grey mullet and gilt head bream. The latter pair did not show, but who knows, with a bit more effort this mark could throw up a surprise or two.

bass Photo: Norman Dunlop with a School Bass from the warm water outfall of Great Island Power Station.

“Orinoco” and “Wild Swan” are first class vessels, both roomy and comfortable. A day that could have been blown off was saved due to the location of Walter and Jim’s business. The smiling faces of the anglers above bear testament to that. Book an angling trip on either Orinoco or Wild Swan and your party will always get out. Duncannon delivers, but remember to bring plenty of crab.

Walter Foley
Orinoco
Tel: 051 389242,
Mobile: 087 243 7148.

Jim Foley
Wild Swan
Mobile: 087 678 124
Email: mermaidangling@eircom.net

Web for both skippers: http://www.thehook-wexford.com/.

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Southern Region

John Flynn reports:
enquiries@srfb.ie

No report [last report 01/07/09]

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South Western Region

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

01/09/09

Cobh

Fisheries Awareness Week is an initiative created by the Central and Regional Fisheries Boards as part of their commitment to train and educate young people throughout the country in the skills pleasure associated with angling. As part of this programme Mike Hennessy from the South Western Regional Fisheries Board joined Kevin Murphy and John Roscoe of the Bellavista Hotel in Cobh and ran the first angling event in the South West this year.

A youth group from Farranree in Cork city under the supervision of Noel and Paddy and another youth group from Cobh and their supervisor Aoife jointly fished both from the shore and from the boat on Saturday 29th August during a break in the horrendous weather this week has experienced. Nine youths managed to catch 8 fish from the Deepwater Quay. Ten times that amount were caught from the Kevin Murphy’s boat further out in the harbour. Angling Awareness Week will run from 29th of August to 5th of September nationally so watch for events taking place in your local area.
Kevin Murphy
Bellavista Hotel
Aangler accommodation, guided fishing and self drive Warrior 165 angling boats.
Web: www.bellavistahotel.ie


27/08/09

Courtmacsherry

skateCharter skipper of the Lady Patricia reports on some recent skate fishing aboard the Lady Louise

Photo: A fine skate caught by Johan Wouters from Antwerp while fishing out from Courtmacsherry on the Lady Louise seeen here with their skipper Niall O Sullivan and the 7 Heads of Courtmacsherry in the background.

skatePhoto: Gert Eykens with a fine Common Skate tagged and released with Skipper Niall O'Sullivan.

Regards,
Mark Gannon
Lady Patricia Aquastar 38'. 370 HP
Lady Patricia Aquastar 38'. 370 HP
Address: Woodpoint Guest House, Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork.
Telephone: +353 23 46427 or +353 86 8250905
Email: csal@iol.ie Web: www.courtmacsherryangling.ie


28/08/09

Waterville

Kevin Brain of KB fishing reports on recent sea angling in the South West.

With all the bad weather we have had I still managed to pull out some good mullet to 5lb last week, it was nice to go and get a bend in the rod.
Kevin Brain
KB Fishing Ireland
Waterville, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 66 9474942
E-mail: info@kbfishingireld.com Website: www.kbfishingireland.com

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Shannon Region

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

no report this week [last report 26/05/09]

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Western Region

Kevin Crowley reports:
E-mail: kcrowley@wrfb.ie

28/08/09

Bluewater Charter Boat

Skipper John Brittain of the charter boat Bluewater in Clifden sent us the following report.

colfishThe weather continues to be the enemy with one gale after another rolling in from the Atlantic but for the most part its made things uncomfortable and today Friday 28th August is the first day Bluewater has lost due to weather.

Photo: A young angler with a big smile for his big coalfish.

Its blowing between 8 and 9 from the west but its forecast to moderate tomorrow in time for Kilkenny regular Tom Walsh's group to have a go at the blue shark.

rayLast week Andre Van Peppen’s group from Holland had some good ray fishing in Ballinakill Bay with a session producing more than 30 thornbacks to about 10 lbs plus some bull huss and heaps of dogs.

Photo: A medium size thornback ray.

The group also had good pollock and some conger to 15lbs during their stay.

pollackLast Monday Bluewater finished early and took a group of local anglers out for a short trip to an area just 10 minutes from Cleggan Pier.

Photo: A few pollack and coalfish on light tackle.

The group consisting of Neil Taylor, The Western Kingfishers owner Johnnie King and Chris and Adam Mc Donald from the Pier Bar had had a real quality couple of hours light tackle pollack fishing. The area produced pollack to double figures and best of the lot was John Brittain's coalfish of 11 lbs with all the fish fighting hard in the shallow water which is less than 30 feet deep in spots.

I have just heard back from the CFB that a tag I found in a local fishing boat was originally attached to a bull huss last July by Luke Aston on the Shannon Estuary. The fisherman works between Inishturk and Clare Island so the Huss had travelled around 80 miles during the year.
John Brittain
Bluewater 42' Cygnus. Twin 250HP
Sharamore House
Streamstown, Clifden, Co. Galway.
Tel: +353 (0)95 21073
Email: bluewater@eircom.net Website: www.seafishingireland.net

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North Western Region

Markus Muller reports:
E-mail: info@nwrfb.com

no erport this week [last report 26/05/09]

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Northern Region

Lindsey Clarke reports:
E-mail: info@nrfb.ie

26/08/09

More porbeagles off Downings

porbeagles
Photo: A selection of the porbeagels recently caught on board Rosguill.

Good numbers of porbeagle sharks. Some blue sharks but not as many as past couple years. General fishing over sand and pollack fishing not so good at this time.
Michael McVeigh
Rosguill 43' Aquastar. Twin 310 HP
Downings, Co. Donegal.
Telephone: +353 74 9155080 or Fax: +353 74 55090
Email: info@rosguill.com Web: www.rosguill.com

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Foyle and Carlingford Fisheries

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

280/8/09

Carlingford Sea Angling

Peyton Cunningham reports as the weather remains changeable, the fishing continues to be steady, with some good Tope being caught. Mackerel are plentiful, although they are hard to locate at times, but are about in good quality. Cod are being taken on Mackerel strips and we are also catching Bull Huss. Good numbers of sand eels are showing up close to the shore around the mouth of the Lough.

Sea fishing in Carlingford remains very good, for further info on boat fishing in Carlingford contact Peyton, Oliver or Brian at the details below.

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

Oliver Finnegan
Tel: + 44 (0)28 3026 4906
ROI: 048 3026 4906
Mobile: + 44 (0) 77 03 606 498
email: oliver@carlingfordlough.co.uk
Web: www.carlingfordlough.co.uk

Oriel Angling offer skippered smaller craft for day hire -
Orkney 19 and 16 foot Orkney long liner.
Mobile: Brian Connolly: +44 (0)77 52 975 703
Mobile: Fergal Mallon: +44 (0)77 79 625 633
email: info@orielangling.com
Web: www.orielangling.com

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Northern Ireland

Hamish Currie reports:

01/09/09

Red Bay

Hamish Currie, skipper of Predator II of Red Bay in Co. Antrim sent us this photograph.

congerLast week we had good mixed species fishing including this huge conger eel. It weighed in at 56lb 7oz and is the biggest conger ever caught aboard Predator II.

Luck angler Richard McAlorum, Bangor, caught the conger on a whole coalfish bait.

Photo: Richard McAlorum, Bangor, with the biggest conger ever caught aboard Predator II.

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

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