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Irish Angling Update

29 April 2010

Editor: Paul Bourke, Angling Information Officer
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SALMON ANGLING

Salmon angling Update


Eastern Region

David Byrne reports:
E-mail: info@fishingireland.net

28/04/10

Sea trout

There are no specific individual catches to report on this week but anglers are reporting good catches of sea trout along the coastline from Cullenstown in County Wexford to North County Dublin. Spinning is producing the best results but good catches have been recorded on the fly.

River Fane

No salmon or sea trout have yet been reported from the Fane however a number of anglers have reported that they have stopped fishing some areas because of shoals of smolts congregating in a number of pools. Please exercise caution when fishing these pools and where possible avoid them altogether.

Castletown River

Fishing has been difficult on the Castletown River to date due to the low clear water conditions. This river needs water and the current low water conditions are due to the lack of rain recently.

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Southern Region

[28/04/10]

River Blackwater

Fort William Estate Fishery

28/04/10 Water conditions and levels are perfect on the fishery as it is .40cm on the gauge. After the weekends good fishing nothing to report this week so far but in saying that two fish were lost on spinner. A good few fish are certainly moving on top of the tide but these fish have one think on there mind and that is heading straight through. Prospects are looking good as water levels keep dropping and the forecast is for showers.
Paul Whelan
Fort William Fishery
Fort William Estate, Glencairn, Lismore, Co. Waterford.
Tel: +353 (0)87 8292077
Email:
info@fortwilliamfishing.net Web: www.fortwilliamfishing.net

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South Western Region

[28/04/10]

Lough Currane

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

22/4/10 All quiet on all fronts. Wind SSE light to calm with bright sunshine all day. Max air temperature 12.4c.

sea trout
Photo: Mr. Clancy finished the day off with a fine Seatrout of 5lb 5oz

23/4/10 There was some great action on Lough Currane today, I will start in the salmon department, first in the striking zone was Mr. Rob Wasmuth of the UK and Waterville who caught a fine 8lbs Salmon on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and @ Watervilleboats@gmail.comalso in good form was local Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley who caught a 10lbs Salmon on the troll on the south side, but catch of the day goes to Mr. Clancy he caught first 4lbs Grilse in the morning and finished the day off with a fine Seatrout of 5lb 5oz. Fishing with his Gillie Mr. Sean Brain of www.kbfishingireland.com Wind S light to fresh with reasonable cloud cover and taking of cloud cover there are signs there is rain on the way which will be no harm, because Lough Currane is in need of liquid refreshment. Max air temperature 14.3c.

24/4/10 there was a good SE wind blowing across Lough Currane which made for good fishing, and they say the early bird catches the worm, well Mr. Dominic MC Gillicuddy was a perfect example of that when caught a 7lbs Salmon on the troll before 9am this morning, and come one o’clock the heavens opened with light rain for the rest of the afternoon. Amount of rainfall 9.4mm, max air temperature 13.6c.

25/4/10 There was a fine Salmon caught on the fly by Mr. Ken Towner of the UK and Waterville, Ken was fishing with his gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan and of www.Vincentsfishing.com and in the Seatrout department a guest fishing out of www.lakelandshouse.com caught a fine Seatrout of 3lbs on the troll with his Gillie Mr. Mike O’Dwyer and @ Mikegdwyer@gmail.com Wind WSW light with reasonable cloud cover, amount of rainfall 1.7mm, max air temperature 15.1c.

26/04/10 All quiet on the SW front.

27/04/10 Lough Currane was at a stand still thanks to a strong SE wind blowing across the Lake, even though one or two boats did venture out first thing this morning, it wasn't long be for they headed for the shore line.

28/04/10 There was 7lbs salmon caught on the troll in Copal, by guests fishing with their Gillie Mr. Brod O'Sullivan.

That is your ration 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

[28/04/10]

River Feale and Smearlagh

28/04/10 Low water conditions and overcast.
Anthony McAuliffe
North Kerry Anglers Association
Web: www.northkerryanglers.com Email: info@northkerryanglers.com

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Western Region

[28/04/10]

Galway Weir

salmon
Photo:91-year-old Ned Cusack with his 13lbs bar of silver from the Galway Weir, taken this afternoon.

Spring salmon are coming in bigger numbers in Galway this week, and a good few fish were taken over the last few days. Water levels are high but dropping slowly, with 4 gates open, which curtails wading and restricts flyfishing a bit.

There were 15 salmon reported for the week, including some fine spring fish. Dave Lenihan and James Quinn both had 13lbs salmon on shrimp, as did the most venerable angler in Galway, 91-year-old Ned Cusack, who landed his sparkling bar of silver to the delight of his fellow fishermen. Ned, a former manager of the fishery, seems to be improving with age, and proves it every year by outfishing his younger colleagues.
George Emerson from Northern Ireland had a 10.5lbs fish on shrimp, while Owen Jackman from Tipperary landed a fish of 11.5lbs on fly. Eugene Murphy from Meath had an 11.5lbs fish on shrimp, and Tom O’Connor had a nice 8.5lbs fish, also on shrimp. Pat Roche from Kerry took a 9.5-pounder on spinner, and Eoin Warner from Dublin had a 6lbs fish on shrimp. Christian Berger, a regular visitor from Switzerland, took a 6lbs fish on fly, as did Kildare man Sean McManmon, fishery manager of Killeen Castle and a regular visitor to Galway for many years.

Peter Lynch from Kildare had a nice 7.5lbs salmon on shrimp, and Moycullen angler John Anderson caught and released a 6lbs fish on fly.

With water levels continuing to drop slowly and fresh fish running the river, prospects are very good for the coming weeks.

Kylemore Abbey Fishery

28/04/10 Persistent drizzle and a couple of heavy showers overnight gave us a well needed rise in water levels.

John Irwin landed a fine fresh run 13.5lb Salmon from the Lunch pool on the Lower River taken on the ever productive Kylemore Killer. One Kelt at approximately 10lb was returned to Joyce’s Pool on the Upper River.

More rain is promised over the next few days which will keep the river in good condition for the holiday weekend.
Nigel Rush
Kylemore Abbey Fishery
Tel: +353 (0)95 41178 or +353 (0)95 41161
Email: nigelrush@eircom.net Web: http://www.kylemoreabbeyfishery.net

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North Western Region

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

[28 April , 2010]

River Moy

salmon
Photo: John Howley, NWRFB, with the Ridge Pool's first salmon of 2010.

Water levels continued to drop on the Moy throughout the week and, with a total of forty salmon reported, the spring run appears to be well underway. Large numbers of returning kelts are still being reported in the river so anglers should use caution. Any kelts hooked should be quickly released.

Ballina Salmon Anglers reported four salmon for the week, with Donal McCurtain, Foxford, landing one salmon of 7lbs taken on the worm. The Scott-Knox-Gore water at Knockmore reported three salmon while the Attymass water yielded two salmon. Armstrong’s Fishery reported two salmon with Gilles Bodinier, France, catching both fish, one at 6lbs which was released and a second at 10lbs, both caught on the spinner. Gannon’s Fishery also reported two salmon, with Geordie McLucas, N.Ireland, catching one at 10lbs on the worm. At the Foxford Fishery, Granville Nesbitt had one salmon at 8lbs taken on a spinner. At Bakers New Fishery, The Foxford Rocks, two salmon were caught and the Foxford Salmon Anglers water at Rinanney also had two. On the N.W.R.F.B and Foxford Salmon Anglers water a total of five salmon were reported. A further two salmon were reported for Foxford Town while Beat 1 of the Cloongee Fishery produced two salmon. Beat 2 produced four salmon, with Jim Murray, Foxford, catching a fine fish of 13.5lbs on the spinner and Maurice Walters, England, catching a salmon of 10lbs also on the spinner. The East Mayo Anglers water continued to fish well with a total of eight salmon being reported. Lothar Waldeck, Germany, had success with two salmon taken on the fly, with his best at 9lbs. Tom Fennelly, Carlow, had one salmon of 6lbs and Enda Conroy, Knock, also had success on the spinner catching one salmon of 10lbs. Finally the Ballyvary/Clydagh Fishery reported one salmon for the week.    

Carrowmore Lough

Angling in Carrowmore has really taken off this week with large numbers of salmon being reported, particularly at the weekend. In total, Carowmore produced an astonishing 53 salmon for the week. Many local anglers and visitors had fish from the lake, ranging in size from 4lbs to 9lbs.

David Malpass, England enjoyed good fishing with three salmon between 4lbs and 7lbs as did John Cosgrove, Bangor Erris, who also had three salmon with his best at 8lbs. Mark Mason, N.Ireland, also landed three weighing between 5lbs and 7lbs. Wayne Oldfield, South Africa, caught a salmon of 6lbs as did John Donnellon, Co. Clare, who caught his first ever salmon which weighed in at 6lbs weight. The most successful angler of the week however was Pat Foley, catching an impressive six salmon and safely releasing five.

The flies which proved successful included Clan Chief, Green Peter and Claret Bumble, fished on intermediate or sink-tip lines. 

further information on Carrowmore Lake please contact
Seamus Henry of
Bangor Angling Club
Bangor Erris, Co. Mayo.
Tel: 097 83487 Web: www.bangorerrisangling.com

Lough Beltra

Lough Beltra produced a total of three salmon for the week, with James O’Hora, Only two salmon were reported for the week on Lough Beltra, those coming from the Glenisland Co Op waters, Beltra East. Those who had success were Jackie Diffley, Glenisland, with a salmon of 8lbs and Eamon Kennedy who caught one at 7lbs.

Ballisodare Fishery

salmon
Photo: Chris Kitchen with his 7lb Salmon and Frank Adams with his 12.75lbs Salmon, both caught at the Ballisodare Fishery with the worm.

The Ballisodare Fishery continued to yield consistent numbers of good sized spring salmon, with a total of 20 salmon being reported for the week, 16 of those being safely released. Among those to have success were visiting anglers Frank Allen and Chris Kitchen, N.Ireland who both caught salmon, Frank’s weighing in at an impressive 12.75lbs while Chris caught one at 7lbs with both taken on the worm. Also tempting the salmon was Sean Maye, who caught and released a 9lbs fish which took a Willie Gunn fly.

Lough Gill

Lough Gill produced a further five spring salmon with Wayne Conway catching two for the week. Wednesday 21st saw Wayne landing a gleaming silver fish of 12.5lbs while trolling and, again on Friday, Wayne had success with a second salmon. Thomas O’Donovan and Brendan Gordon also landed a salmon each on the 23rd and on the 25th Tony McLoughlin had an 8lbs salmon.

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Northern Region

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

[28/03/10]

RIVER DROWES

The weather over the week was somewhat cool with overcast days for the most part. There were odd rain showers but these did not bring sufficient precipitation to reach the river. Water levels fell gradually over the week with the gauge at the Four Masters Bridge read 5.6 at the start of the week falling to 4.6 by the end of the week.
The fishery was quiet during the week with only a handful of anglers recording salmon caught. However, one of these recorded 4 salmon caught for their days fishing (as did another angler on Saturday). There was one salmon reported caught on Monday from Lennox’s bridge. There were no fish then reported until Friday when Rory Morrin recorded 4 salmon caught on the fly weighing 5, 7, 8 & 9lb. The three larger fish were released again and all the fish were caught on a size 10 Green Butt Cascade from the Black Hole & Corry Clay. The fishing was good over the weekend with more visiting rods in attendance than during the week. On Saturday, regular visitor Brian McEvoy recorded 4 salmon caught and released from The Flagstones, Two Islands and Briney’s. Thomas Colgan accounted for a 5lb fish caught from the Sea Pool on a Flying ‘C’ spinner. On Sunday, Chris McDaid caught a 5lb grilse in the Mill Pool on a Green Butt Cascade fly. Seamus Harte recorded a 4lb grilse caught on worm form The Cascades. Gary Morrow accounted for a 7½lb salmon caught prawn from The Meadow. David McDowell recorded a 7lb salmon caught from the Trout Pool on prawn. Gerard Taggart accounted for a 7lb fish caught on a Cascade fly form the Sea Pool and Marius Kettyles landed an 8lb salmon from the Sea Pool on a Green Highlander fly. There was a further salmon caught and I await details of the same.
The forecast for the coming week gives some rain for the middle and latter part of the week which will hopefully raise levels in the river once again.
Shane Gallagher
Drowes Salmon Fishery
Web: www.drowessalmonfishery.com
Tel: 071 9841055.

Lough Melvin

The Salmon angling on Melvin picked up this week with the arrival of early grilse in the Lough. There were a number of salmon recorded over the week all caught trolling. On Tuesday, Kevin Gilmurry landed an 8lb salmon from the Rossinver Fsihery. On Thursday Joe Feely accounted for a 7lb salmon caught from the Rossinver Fishery. On Friday, Noel Johnson landed a 7lb salmon also caught in the Rossinver Fishery. On Saturday, John Gosling accounted for a 6lb fish and Rodney Benson landed a 9lb salmon. On Sunday, Robbie Beatty caught an 8lb salmon and Gabriel Timoney caught a 3lb grilse.

For info/bookings etc on Lough Melvin:
Drowes Salmon Fishery
Web: www.drowessalmonfishery.com
Tel: 071 9841055.

Melvin & Rossinver Fishery
Ruth Mettler
Tel: 071 9841451.

Owenea Fishery

The river remained very low all week. There was little rainfall over the week with only light showers on Saturday which saw the river rise to a measly 0.10 metres on the gauge, the highest reading of the week!  The gauge average for the week read a paltry 0.06 metres. Understandably, we had no anglers fishing over the week and there is little to report!

For info/bookings etc on the Owenea Fishery – Tel: 074 9551141. (9am to 1pm April to May & 7am to 1pm June to Sept).

 

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Loughs Agency area

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

[28/04/10]

The Foyle Area and Carlingford Area (Angling) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 

These regulations amend the Foyle Area and Carlingford Area (Angling) Regulations 2001 by:

(a) prohibiting the retention of salmon, sea trout and brown trout taken by rod and line from the Loughs Agency managed permit waters of the Rivers Finn and Foyle;
(b) prohibiting the use or attempted use of a hook other than a single barbless hook, the gape of which does not exceed 7mm, while angling for salmon, sea trout or brown trout in the Agency managed permit waters of the Rivers Finn and Foyle; and
(c) prohibiting the use or attempted use of any earthworm as a bait while angling for salmon, sea trout or brown trout in the Agency managed permit waters of the Rivers Finn and Foyle.

Hard copies of these regulations can be obtained from the Loughs Agency by telephoning +44 (0) 2871 342 100.

The regulations are also available on the Loughs Agency website

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Northern Ireland

 

National Countrysports Fair

The National Countrysports Fair, which will be held at Moira Demesne in Co. Down over the Bank Holiday weekend of 29 & 30 May 2010, will feature of the largest outdoor angling events staged in Ireland this year.

The two-day game and country fair is a popular summer event in the country sports calendar and attracts thousands of people to the delightful surroundings of Moira Demesne which is located just ½ mile from M1 Junction 9, some sixteen miles from Belfast.  The event’s Director of Angling, Lawrence Finney said this year’s Angling Village at the show will prove to be something of a Mecca for Ireland’s anglers.
Web: www.gamefairireland.com

Irish International Fly Fair

flyfair

3rd Annual Fly Tying and Casting Festival hosted by The Dibney River Conservation Trust. From Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 10:00am to Sunday, July 4, 2010 at 4:00pm. Location: Killyleagh, County Down, Northern Ireland

Visit http://www.irishinternationalflyfair.com for more information.

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TROUT ANGLING

Trout Angling Update


Eastern Region

David Byrne reports:
E-mail: info@fishingireland.net

21/04/10

Angling Events

For a detailed list of angling and other fisheries related events taking place in the Eastern Region during Fisheries Awareness Week (22nd – 29th May 2010) and how to take part please visit www.faw.ie

Ladies Don’t Forget this Important Date for Your Diary, 22nd May 2010 

The Eastern Regional Fisheries Board is delighted to announce the first of its two ‘Ladies Fly Casting Events’ for 2010. It will take place on Saturday 22nd May 2010 at Rathcon Fishery, Grangecon, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow. This super day is organised so that beginners and improvers can learn more about the sport of angling (theory and practice), from top angling experts Glenda Powell (Blackwater Lodge) and Mark Corps, Angling Adviser with the Central Fisheries Board.

Applications are now being accepted for the ‘Ladies Fly Casting Day’ so if you wish to participate in this free event, please contact the Eastern Regional Fisheries Board, Angling Coordinator, David Byrne at 087 9918608 or by email at david.byrneerfb@gmail.com. As there are a limited number of places available it is important to reserve your place as soon as possible.

River Boyne

Water levels in the River Boyne are slightly higher than normal for the time of year. The water is still tinged with colour but some good trout fishing has been reported around Trim recently by angling guide Marc ORegan. Visiting angler, Brendan Whelan fished the Boyne recently and recorded 10 brown trout over the duration his visit. The best of Brendans fish measured 11 inches. Although present, hatches of olives are surprisingly sparse at the moment despite the recent rise in water temperatures.

River Liffey

Karl from Southside Angling and angling guide John Higgins report that the River Liffey has continued fishing well for brown trout in its middle and upper reaches. The river has remained low and clear over the last week and water temperatures have risen slightly. The olive hatch is in full swing at the moment and the hatches of large dark olive (Baetis rhodani) have produced some exceptional dry fly fishing on the Liffey. The best of the olive hatch and the accompanying rise are reported to be occurring in the early afternoon and lasting until evening time.

Spanish visitor Manuel J. Caneda, has just spent two terrific days fly-fishing on the River Liffey with angling guide John Higgins. On Tuesday 27th April Manuel caught and released 27 wild brown trout to 9 inches. Hard to beat you might think! However, the following day Wednesday 28th proved even better with a total of 34 small but beautiful marked wild brownies being landed.

If you are interested in spending a day on the Liffey with angling guide John Higgins, he can be contacted by email at jjhiggins@o2.ie or mobile 086 8135497.

River Fane

Water conditions in the Fane are bordering on moderate to low. As with most trout waters, good hatches of olives are being reported at the moment. The Fane has produced a number of nice wild brown trout during the last week with the best fish reported, being taken by Eamon Conway. This fine wild brown trout was caught recently, on a dry olive pattern in the upper reaches of the Fane and measured 15 inches.

Castletown River

Some good fishing for small brown trout has been reported on its upper reaches.

Creevy Lake

Creevy has continued to fish very well over the last week with many trout to 2lbs being taken on fly and bait. Twenty to forty anglers are fishing the lake on a daily basis. The water level has dropped since last week but this has not affected the fishing.

Creevy is a stocked fishery located just outside Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. It is run by Carrickmacross Trout Anglers Association. The lake is open for fishing on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday of each week. Creevy Lake is closed to fishing on Monday, Thursday and Friday. Permits are available from club Secretary Gordon Sweetnam in Carrickmacross and from John at the Crock of Gold in Carrickmacross. Tel: 0876490499 or 042 9661702. A season permit costs just 30.

Ballyhitt Trout Fishery Wexford

A total of 12 well conditioned rainbow trout were taken on fly by two anglers at the Ballyhitt Fishery on Tuesday last 27 April. Despite the cool breeze, trout were feeding close to the shore and a good number of the larger rainbow trout were showing. Stephen Byrne recorded the best fish of the afternoon, a nice rainbow trout weighing in at just over 2lbs. Stephens fish was taken on a nymph fished slowly on a sinking line. Fishery owner and manager James Pettit has been catching some nice fish with friends and family over the last number of weeks and is looking forward to welcoming local and visiting anglers over the coming weeks.

This fishery is located in Co Wexford near the village of Broadway (off the N25 Wexford to Rosslare Road). When travelling from Wexford to Rosslare, turn right at Tagoat. This small fishery covers approximately 2.5 acres and is well stocked with hard fighting rainbow trout up to 20lbs. Tuition, tackle and fishing gear are all available at the fishery. Car parking and picnic facilities are also available.

Further details on fishing at Ballyhitt Fishery, can be obtained from James or Marguerite at 087 6796900 or 087 7614501. jamespettit@eircom.net

As part of the National Fisheries Awareness Week (22nd -30th May) the Eastern Regional Fisheries Board, in association with Ballyhitt Fishery, have organised a fly casting day at the fishery on Saturday 29th May with well known fly angler Jim Hendrick. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in participating in this event please and would like further information please contact the Eastern Regional Fisheries Board, Angling Marketing Coordinator at 087 9918608 or by email at david.byrneerfb@gmail.com

River Slaney

Some good trout fishing has been reported from the River Slaney in Co. Wexford. Olives are hatching in the afternoons but trout were observed rising at 8.30 one morning last week as he was heading into work. Many of the trout are small measuring 8 to 10 inches. Some larger trout have been reportedly caught in the Tullow area.

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Southern Region

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

No report this week - [most recent report 21/04/10]

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South Western Region

No report this week - [most recent report 21/04/10]

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Shannon Region

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

[28/04/10]

Trout fail to come to the fly on Derg

Angling conditions were perfect on Lough Derg on Sunday last but those hoping to catch trout were disappointed. The majority of anglers returned after the day empty handed as the fish refused to come up to any kind of fly offered- and it was the same story for the few who ventured out on Saturday. It marked a very uneventful start to Garrykennedy Fishing Club’s series of Mayfly Competitions. Indeed, hardly a mayfly was seen on the lake despite several sightings the previous week. Sunday’s competition hosted by the Garrykennedy Club produced just one fish. The lucky fisherman was Jim McCormack who had a trout of 1lbs 7 ozs on wetfly, earning him the Kevin Reynolds Trophy. This coming Saturday the club will host the competition for the William Donnellan Trophy and on Sunday the competition will be sponsored as usual by Pat Nolan, the proprietor of Premier Angling Supplies, Cunnahurt, Nenagh.

At a meeting in Killaloe last week a new organisation, the Lough Derg Action Group, was set up to oppose plans by a company to locate a seaplane on Lough Derg. A company called Harbour Air Ltd., have submitted a planning application to Clare County Council to build structures to facilitate the landing and take-off of a seaplane in Mountshannon Harbour. The Shannon Regional Fisheries Board and the Inland Waterways of Ireland are among a list of objectors to the plan. The Lough Derg Action Group is now in the process of drawing up an objection also. Anglers on Lough Derg fear that the landing and takeoff of the seaplane will pose a health and safety risk and impact on fish and bird life.

A trout angler from Portroe who has little grá for pike had a surprise on Lough Derg on Sunday when a pike of 5lbs was tempted by one of his trout flies. Trolling for perch has also being proving fruitful on Derg in recent weeks – I met two anglers on Sunday week who had 13 fish. John Ryan from Newtown had 10 small trout on nymph, wet and dry flies on the Nenagh River on Saturday afternoon last – all put back.
Peter Gleeson
Nenagh Guardian

FRIENDS OF LOCH AN DOCHAIS TO HOST THE ALL IRELAND TROUT ANGLING MATCH 2010

The Annual All Ireland Trout Angling Match for anglers with special needs run by Loch an Dochais takes place at Loch an Dochais, Kilcormac, Co Offaly on Sunday 30th May 2010. This is the 14th year of this competition and the lake now has the capacity of 43 angling spaces with ample car parking available. Great credit is due to all involved who have brought the lake to the state it is today and running this competition.

Anglers will be competing for the Mary Robinson Perpetual Trophy and other prizes. The usual rules apply for this years match.

Presentation of prizes takes place in St Josephs Community Cente, Kilcormac at 3.30 pm. This is courtesy of the Kilcormac Development Association.

A youth trout angling competition follows the All Ireland match. This will be run by the friends of Loch an Dochais and the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board. Fishing is from 3pm to 5pm, with a bag limit of 4 trout per angler. The entry fee is €4.00 and all legitimate angling methods are allowed to fish on the lake during this period. Children to be accompanied by an adult.

We wish all anglers the best of luck.

All enquiries for both competitions to Secretary Denis O'Driscoll. Tel: 057 9135328.

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Western Region

281/04/10

Olives are just beginning to hatch on the Western lakes, aided by the milder weather, with southerly winds bringing an end to the cold nights.

Lough Mask

On Mask, trout have been seen feeding on olives in sheltered bays, with some fish reported taken in Ballinchalla Bay. Fishing has been up and down, with some anglers blanking while others are reporting good catches. As hatches increase, trout should come on the feed more confidently and angling will hopefully pick up.

Lough Corrib

On Corrib, the hatches generally start at the southern end of the lake, and better fishing has been reported from the lower lake this week. The upper lake was quite slow, with few olives hatching yet and duckfly finished. The Cornamona Anglers held a catch-and-release pairs competition in aid of Galway Hospice, with 34 anglers reporting 45 trout. Stephen Lydon and Jimmy Molloy took top honours, with 6 trout for 1,600 points. John Summerville and Ben Watson were second, with 7 trout for 1,460 points, while Peter Curran and John Hopkins were third with 5 trout for 1,300 points.
Sean Dixon from Ennis and a friend had 2 trout for their day’s fishing, while John Summerville had 6 trout for a day, all released. Peter Curran also fished a day and landed 2 trout for 3.75lbs.

Over on the Oughterard side, fishing was described as poor, with sparse hatches and few fish seen. Bigger hatches were expected this week as the weather gets milder. The Bartley McGauley Cup, fished out of Oughterard, was won by local angler Kevin Molloy, with 2 trout for 3.5lbs, while Eoin Kelly took 2nd with 2 trout for 3lbs. Trolling proved more successful for some, with two Northern Ireland visitors landing 6 trout for 11lbs for a day spent trolling.

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North Western Region

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

28/04/10

Lough Conn

Lough Conn experienced a slow drop in water levels over the past week; however, with many days dominated by bright sunshine and cooling easterly winds anglers were slow to venture out on the lake. Fishing out of Pontoon on Lough Cullin, Neil Shevlin and Ian Daly, Louth, had five trout for a total weight of 5lbs, all taken on wet flies and released.

From Crossmolina, John Warren and Ian Wyse fishing Bog Bay had two trout each taken on buzzers.  Angling in the Cloghans Bay area Martin Cawley and Padraig Kelly had two reasonable sized trout while releasing a further 10, all taken on Green Peters and Bibios. Seamus Kelly also had two trout for 2lbs taken on Bibios. John Quinn had three trout on one evening all taken on Golden Olive Dabblers. On the Brackwansha shoreline Brendan Bresslin and Mick McNeely had six trout all taken with the Connemara Black and Bibio. Francie White also had good fortune while trolling the Northern shores of Lough Conn, catching a 10lbs salmon on a Silver Spoon.

Sunday the 25th saw two trout angling competitions held on the Lough. Foxford Angling Club hosted the Devenny Cup Competition with twenty-five anglers participating and a total of seven fish being weighed in. In first place, winning the cup for the second time was John Burke of Toomore, Foxford, who had three trout for 3.04lbs all caught on a ‘Just Add Water’ fly. Second place went to Joe Quinn, Cloghans, who had two trout for 2.90lbs and third was Adrian Murphy, Cloghans, with one trout of 1.01lbs. Castlebar Angling Club also held a competition which was won, for the third time, by Joe Quinn, Cloghans, with two trout for a total of 2.9lbs.

Ballin Lough

Ballin Lough again fished well for the week, with a total of 21 rods fishing and landing 104 rainbow trout, eighty of these were released safely. Ronan Gibbons and friends, Galway, had a total of 22 rainbows, releasing 21 of these with their best fist at 3lbs. Jimmy Gibson, Westport, had 11 trout with his best at 2.5lbs while Tommy Carroll and friend, Islandeady, had 13 trout, releasing 12 and their best being 1.5lbs. Best flies for the week included Cat’s Whiskers, Black Dabblers, Buzzers and various nymph patterns.

Bilberry Lake/Lough Lannagh

The first competition of the season was held by Bilberry and Lannagh Angling Club on Sunday April 25th. Winning first prize was Andy Walsh with a total of five trout for 6.4lbs, second was Liam Walsh with five trout for 6lbs and third place went to Peter Byrne with four trout for 5.4lbs. The best junior angler prize went to Dean Carney, Islandeady, with a trout weighing 1.5lbs.

Lough Arrow

Lough Arrow is now producing some good fishing for those who venture out. Peter Dunne reported fourteen trout over the past two weeks, averaging in size at 2lbs, with the best weighing in at 2.5lbs. Gerard Martin also reported trout of 1.5lbs while Noel Clinton had two trout at 1.5lbs. The late evening duckfly fishing produced the majority of catches to date on Lough Arrow.

Lough Na Leibe

Lough na Leibe hosted the second leg of its fly fishing competition on Sunday the 18th April. Several anglers took part with a total of 15 rainbow trout being caught. First place went to Tommy Lynch who landed a total of 6 fish (Tommy is also the 2008 and 2009 Lough na Leibe fly fishing champion), Francis Brady landed three as did Alan Spencer, Bernard Mc Dermott had two fish and Colm Walsh had one. There will also be a litter clean up on the shores of Lough na Leibe on Sunday the 2nd May from 2.00pm-3.00pm and all members are encouraged to participate.

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Northern Region

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

12/04/10

Lough Melvin

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Photo: 5lb 12oz Melvin trout.

The trout fishing was variable and patchy over the week. There were reasonable catches when fish could be found feeding on fly but this feat did not seem easy to achieve. I was out myself on Sunday and hooked and lost a number of trout with the odd fish feeding on Sedges around Derrynaseer and Hill’s Bay. I finished with only two trout but the best was a fine fish of 5lb 12oz which took a wet #10 Green Peter and was returned after a brief photo call.

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Northern Ireland

[28/04/10]

Lough Erne

FRANKIE MCPHILLIPS FISHING TACKLE PRESENTS A MAYFLY OPEN DAY

VENUE: The Buttermarket Enniskillen

DATE: Saturday May 1st 2010

FLY TYING DEMONSTRATIONS WITH RYAN HOUSTON (Fly Fishing/Fly Tying Masters Fly Tying Champion) and FRANKIE MCPHILLIPS (Both tying Classic and Modern Mayfly patterns)

FLY CASTING DEMONSTRATIONS/CLINIC WITH PACKIE TROTTER (A.P.G.A.I. IRL) (How to present your Mayfly patterns to the trout)

ON THE DAY BARGAINS/SPECIAL OFFERS

Starting Time: 10.30am

ADDMISSION FREE

Details: Tel. 028 66323 047 E-mail: frankie79183@aol.com

National Countrysports Fair

The National Countrysports Fair, which will be held at Moira Demesne in Co. Down over the Bank Holiday weekend of 29 & 30 May 2010, will feature of the largest outdoor angling events staged in Ireland this year.
The two-day game and country fair is a popular summer event in the country sports calendar and attracts thousands of people to the delightful surroundings of Moira Demesne which is located just ½ mile from M1 Junction 9, some sixteen miles from Belfast.  The event’s Director of Angling, Lawrence Finney said this year’s Angling Village at the show will prove to be something of a Mecca for Ireland’s anglers.
Web: www.gamefairireland.com

 

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Loughs Agency area

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

28/04/10

Cashel Trout Fishery

Once again the beautiful weather encourages anglers to give Cashel a throw. Declan Heaney (Limavady) took two trout home which weighed 3lb and fell to green fritz flies. Derry’s Ivor Smyth used rubber legged daddies to bank four trout averaging 2.5lb. Kevin Burke (Claudy) released eight beauties which took suspender buzzers while John Hind and Craig Lewis (England) banked five trout in total with John’s two for home weighing 4lb 65ozs.

Dungiven’s Martin Bradley and John Hasson released half a dozen trout each which fell to assorted nymphs and suspenders. Michael Edwards (Antrim) bagged three and released three which weighed 2.5lb each on average and fell to dawson’s olive and cat’s whiskers. Gavin Mc Laughlin (Feeny) released two trout but unfortunately his two mates James and Roland were not just as lucky.

Charity fish in aid of Glenshane Care Association, Dungiven. Further details later. If interested in taking part contact me on the details below.

Well done to all!
Marlene
17 Birren Road , Dungiven, BT47 4SH, 
Tel/Fax: 028777 42159
email: casheltrout@hotmail.com  Website: www.cashellakeview.com

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COARSE ANGLING

Coarse Angling Update


Eastern Region

David Byrne reports:
E-mail: info@fishingireland.net

[28/0/10]

Hybrids from Muckno during a slow week

Coarse angling has been slow in the north east over the last week and few reports of good catches were received. Apparently the fishing turned off suddenly with local coarse angling expert Peadar OBrien saying you would think that someone had turned off a switch. A nice bag of skimmers, hybrids and roach was recorded by Dick Caplice at Lough Muckno on Sunday fishing a long pole to 10m.with a short line. The fishing was very difficult though and Dick had to work really hard for his 25lb bag. Fish responded to sweet corn. Water levels were low and the water was clear.

Senior Canals Championship 2010

National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland
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proudly presents
Senior Canals Championship 2010
Sponsored by
Waterways Ireland

1st/2nd May 2010 at Grand Canal, Daingean
Guaranteed €1,400 in prize money, includes trophy for overall winner
€50 entry for 2 days fishing (no Bloodworm/Joker)
Fishing 12 – 5 on Saturday 1st & 11 – 4 on Sunday 2nd
Pegs must be booked at least 1 week in advance due to limited numbers.

For further details, bookings and enquiries contact Sean 0868115526, Declan 0863796582 or John 0872370446 or email secretary@ncffi.ie
More details are available on http://www.ncffi.ie

Junior Canals Championships 2010

National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland

proudly presents

Junior Canals Championship 2010

Sponsored by

Waterways Ireland

29th May 2009 at Royal Canal, Ferns Lock, Kilcock, Co. Kildare

€5 entry open to all juniors between the ages of 8 and 18

Lots of Prizes

For further details, bookings and enquiries contact Sean 0868115526, Declan 0863796582 or John 0872370446 or email secretary@ncffi.ie
More details are available on http://www.ncffi.ie

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Southern Region

[28/04/10]

River Barrow bream

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Photo: Gerry McStraw (Chairman) Carlow Coarse Angling Club with some River Barrow bream.

Members and committee of the Carlow Coarse Angling Club travelled to a well known beauty spot on the tidal stretch of the River Barrow on Sunday 25th April.

The day started with breakfast in Graiguenamanagh then all travelled to St.Mullins for a good days Bream fishing. Every one caught Bream, Trout, Dace, Roach and Hybrids. The Bream ranged from 3.5lb to 7lb while the Roach were around the pound mark, the Trout were small and the Dace a fairly decent size. A good day was had by all and spirits remained high even with the wind and rain in between the sunny spells. The Carlow town High bank match stretch is also fishing good at the moment with two members of the club bagging over 50lb of Roach, Dace and Hybrids in two hours on Friday afternoon which included a Hybrid Roach/Bream over 3 lb in weight.

If any one has any enquiries or would like to join the club or register Junior members please do not hesitate to contact Gerry Mc Straw in St.Fiacc's Tce. Graiguecullen or ring 085 2844566.
Gerry McStraw
Tel: 085 2844566

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South Western Region

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

No report this week - [most recent report 10/06/09]

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Shannon Region

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

[29/04/10]

Lanesboro

Saturday 24th April There were seven bivvys camped out last night along the stetch, something I've never seen before at Lanesborough. Some of the lads were catching during the night whilst others struggled. Killian McCormack and his twin brother Glenn shared the majority of Tench with 11 between them. The biggest went 6lb 2oz and all the females had recently spawned. Elsewhere the sport was patchy with only one other Tench caught. A lot of very small Roach were present.

Sunday 25th April The Ballyhaunis lads had a good night with the best part of a 100lb between them with good Hybrids to 3lb. Most of the action came between midnight and 4am. Below them the Mullingar trio packed in with a similar weight but over two nights. Up on the gusher pegs, the two Dublin lads caught two 5lb plus Bream and an assortment of bits. As the day wore on the fishing got progressively worse. Glen McCormack caught a male Tench of 4lb 6.5oz but that was it.

Monday 26th April   The night wasn't too good for them having just a Bream and a Tench. It was mid afternoon before anyone started fishing again and of course, they struggled. I later heard Pete from Halifax had a Tench on the pole at 3lb 8oz.

At 6.30pm I found Philip near the disabled swims out for an early evening session. Later he was joined by Joe and myself. When I left at 11pm with a solitary Hybrid, they had a Perch each and a smallish male Tench for Joe. The air temperature was about 11-12c and the slight southerly wind was pleasent. There was a lot of surface activity on the navigation channel at dusk. Tim and Jamie Collier shared 8 Tench and 3 Bream near the duckpond.

Tuesday 27th April Up before dawn for a spot of Tincaring near the disabled pegs below the bridge. There was a bit of chop coming off the lake but not too much to spoil presentation. Second cast I was into a Tench, a male weighing in at 3lb 10oz, this was followed by a recently spawned female of 5lb 2.5oz and another male of 4lb 6oz. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that the female was a new Irish P.B. for me (although my U.K. best is 7lb 1oz) and this was my first multiple Tench catch since 2003.

For most of the day the weather deteriorated with high winds and rain and the bank was deserted. At 7.45 pm I decided to miss "The Bill" and try again. This time I started with a flurry of Rudd to 6oz, a couple of Perch and a small Hybrid before finally getting two Male Tench of 3lb 1oz and 3lb 5oz. I would have fished on, but with no head lamp I couldn't rebait my hook.  

Wednesday 28th April - I was so confident of a prolific Tench session today but arrived to find the river conditions had worsened. To see a bite in the wind was going to prove difficult. I may have missed some, but the three I hit were good hard fighting fish weighing in at 3lb 1oz, 2lb 12oz and a female of 4lb 6oz. The only other fish was a tiny Perch.

This weekend should, tradionally be the peak of the season for tourists and fish, but it's hard to see a fresh influx of fish coming before the power station goes off on Friday at 5pm.

My evening session went reasonably well despite the increasing winds. Before it got dark, all I had were tiny Rudd and odd Perch. It was 9.30 when the first Tench was netted, weighing in at 3lb 8oz. Steve from Navan went 2-1 up with fish of 3lb 5oz and 4lb 11oz before I got my equalizer, a female of 4lb 5oz. I also had a Bream of just under 2lbs and 3 bootlace eels which prompted my retirement.
Paul Waghorne
Web: www.lanesboroughangling.ie

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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

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

no report this week - [most recent report 26/03/09]

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Northern Region

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

[28/04/10]

Belturbet, Deredis, Killkeen

The River Erne at Belturbet has been producing good bags of fish while fishing at Deredis is also reported to be quite good. The river at Killykeen is also producing good Roach.

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Northern Ireland

[28/04/10]

The Erne Lakes and Rivers

Jack Tisdall from the Cloughballymill Angling Centre reports on the 2nd leg of the Junior Classic in the Co. Fermanagh area near Enniskillen.

2010 Waterways Ireland Classic Fishing Festival

The 2010 Waterways Ireland Classic Fishing Festival kicked off on Monday on the shores of Lough Erne, with 260 anglers casting their lines in the hope of landing a good catch and possibly a share of the £20,000 plus prize fund.

Following the coldest winter on record for many years, the Festival organisers are hoping that the recent increase in temperatures will encourage the fish to feed, so that catches will match up to last year’s excellent results. 

The leader board at the end of day one is made up of seasoned Waterways Ireland Classic regulars.  Today’s top weight of 21kg 890g was caught on the Ely Lodge section by Manchester angler Ray Thompson, who also netted £500 for his efforts.  Second was Northwich angler Frank Slater with 21kg 650g caught on peg 10 of the Rossahilly section.  In third place was Michael Taylor from Wigginton who landed 16kg 600g, again from the Rossahilly section.  Completing the top four was yet another Classic regular Terry Bintliff, with 15kg 880g from peg 15 on the Queen Elizabeth Road.

As is normally the case with the Classic, local anglers are well represented in the higher places.  Enniskillen angler, Simon Huthwaite is in fifth overall, Gavin Brown from Kesh in twentieth, with Mark Theedom and Peter Jones, both from Enniskillen, in twenty seventh and thirtieth places respectively.

The second day of the three day Waterways Ireland Classic saw a change in the weather, with more windy conditions bringing a further improvement in the fishing on all of the sections. 

The 257 anglers lined up at the draw box in the Lakeland Forum in Enniskillen, each one knowing that the peg he drew today could net him one of the many daily prizes, or even set him up for the overall Classic top prize of £5,000 and a crystal chalice.

The leader board going into day two was made up of regular English visitors, but as is normally the case, the competition is wide open, with only a few kilos separating the top ten.

Top weight today was 28kg 370g, landed on the productive Trory section by German angler Thurston Beil.  Second overall was multiple World Champion and Classic regular, Bob Nudd, who extracted 21kg 700g from peg 4 on the Broadmeadow section.  John Smalley finished in third overall with 18kg 120g, from the other end of the Trory section.  The top four was completed by 2007 Classic winner Richard Hoskins, with 16kg 620g from the Boa Island section.

Erne Anglers Junior Winter League

With one match remaining any one of five anglers could still win the Erne Anglers Junior Winter League. The latest match fished at Bellanaleck Marina was again a low weight event with 11 year old James O Doherty (Enniskillen) winning the event with 1.200Kgs on peg 1. Runner up was Conor McGarry (Belturbet) .750Kgs with Billy Williams (Bellanaleck) third .340Kgs. Kieran Kelly remains in the top position with the final match next week.
Jack Tisdall

Cloughballymill Angling Centre
Unit 3, Sligo Road, Enniskillen. BT74 7JY
Tel: +44 28 6632 2008
Web: http://www.cloughballymillanglingcentre.com E-mail: jacktisdall@btinternet.com

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PIKE ANGLING

Pike Angling Update


Eastern Region

David Byrne reports:
E-mail: info@fishingireland.net

[28/04/10]

Cavan pike report

Pike angling has been slow recently but things look like they just might be picking up in the Cavan area, post spawning. A report was received from angling guide Marc ORegan who had three French anglers fly-fishing for pike in the Cavan area today 28th April. Martin Collet, Vincent Valentine, Mr. M Foulqueir all from Paris, France have boated 22 pike to date with the best pike weighing in at 12lbs.

A number of pike have been reported from Lough Muckno but fishing has been described as slow at this venue.

Small pike are still been taken at Rahans and Ballyho but fishing has slowed considerably on last week despite the rise in water temperatures.

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Southern Region

no report this week - [most recent report 21/02/10]

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South Western Region

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

no reports this week - [most recent report 28/10/09]

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Shannon Region

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

28/04/10

Boyle area

As the water temperatures in local lakes and rivers rise (currently between 9 and 13.5 degrees Celsius) the pike are beginning to be more active.

Spawning is now more or less completed in most waters and the pike are getting hungry.

The first flurry of activity saw us catching good numbers of small to medium sized pike, but a few better fish are also starting to show. I am looking forward to keep you updated here as always, but particularly over the coming weeks, as the month of May usually presents some great pike fishing in Ireland.....
Bodo Funke
Angling Services Ireland,
Boyle, Co Roscommon
Web: http://www.anglingservicesireland.com

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Western Region

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

No report this week - [most recent report 15/03/10]

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North Western Region

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

[28/04/10]

Castlebar Lakes

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Photo: Pike angling guide Kenny Sloan and guest with a 20lbs pike taken on the fly

Reports of great pike angling in the Castlebar area continue to come in, with the Manulla and Castlebar lakes providing some great sport. Local pike angling guide Kenny Sloan reported great angling for pike with the fly while guiding two Co.Wexford natives, David Anchell and Jim Hendrick. Over twenty pike came to their boat over two days angling with the biggest weighing in at just over 20lbs. The Castlebar Lakes are “fly only” waters.  Kenny Sloan can be contacted on 094 9256501.

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Northern Region

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

[28/04/10]

Arvagh

Fourteen boats fished Town Lake, Arvagh on Sunday week the 18th. April. Sixty five pike were caught in total.

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SEA ANGLING

Sea Angling Update


Eastern Region

David Byrne reports:
E-mail: info@fishingireland.net

[28/04/10]

Wexford shore angling report

Martin Howlin from the Wexford Sea Angling Club reports that many of the East coast venues are fishing poor at the moment. A few flounder, codling, rockling and dabs are being taken but nothing very exciting, except for some small school bass. Martin thinks that the North easterly winds over the last week have been affecting the fishing.

The South Wexford beaches have been producing dogs, coalfish some codling and flounders. On the rougher ground marks pollack and wrasse have been reported. The only good news is that the flounders have started to return to the estuaries. Some good sized flounders have been reported up to 47cm have been taken recently in the Wexford area with peeler crab producing the best results.

Dublin and Wicklow shore angling report

Karl and the lads from Southside Angling have reported that sea angling in the Dublin area has been quite slow as well with nothing major to report. Good catches of smoothhound pups around 2.5lbs are being caught regularly in the Arklow and Courtown areas. Sea trout are again being reported on the coast and estuaries with catch and release being practiced by many anglers.

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Southern Region

John Flynn reports:
enquiries@srfb.ie

[27/04/10]

Shad fishing

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Photo: After a quick photo the shad was released.

Anglers fishing at St Mullins on the River Barrow on Tuesday morning early reported about 35 shad taken before the midday. Plenty of large females and small males were caught. Those who enjoy a bit of comfort will welcome the news that there is a café opened down there which opens from 9-6 Tuesday to Sunday.

The annual Shad Fishing Festival is due to be held this bank holiday weekend.

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South Western Region

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

27/04/10

45 Kerry bass in a day

Bass angling guide Kevin Brain report reports from Waterville.

The reason I have not put much on the web is the Irish government are thinking of reopening commercial bass fishing. So I have been holding back for as long as I could, but now for the results. There are so many bass around, my head is spinning.

I had 2 lads out from Austria one day last week, and one of them got 28 bass on fly, plug and red gill. The other lad had 17 bass all around 35cm to 50cm.

I have just came in from fishing. I went to try for them on bait and on my second cast I landed a 5lb bass, there is no stoping it I HOPE,
tight lines.
Kevin Brain
KB Fishing Ireland
Waterville, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 66 9474942
E-mail: info@kbfishingireld.com Website: www.kbfishingireland.com

FISHING ON THE BEARA

Paul Harris reports

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The fishing season started up last week with our first visitors of the year, Jason Toomer teamed up with brothers Shaun and Simon Nutley from Wiltshire and Hampshire for their first visit to the Beara Peninsula.

The cold winter was still having its effects and with water temperatures down by some 5 degrees on this time last year the summer species of wrasse and pollack were not showing as yet.

Their first targets however were bull huss and conger and along with LSD’s they had plenty of them with the best huss at 12lb and conger at 8lbs but many tales of bigger fish hooked and lost.

The sight of a shoal of mullet feeding had them digging out lighter tackle and Shaun geared up with a bubble float, size 8 hook and bread flake to try and tempt this wariest of fish. Several fish around the 3 lb mark examined his bait until a lrge fish came from nowhere, grabbed the bread and shot off. Thoughts of a record mullet were on their mind until after a great fight they slipped the net under a 9lbs 2oz bass.

Last day they decided to see if the pollack had showed up and headed out to Dursey. It turned out to be their best session of the week as plenty of hungry pollack took their spun or float fished sandeels. So hectic was the sport that Simon had to do a 40 mile return journey to pick up extra supplies of bait. Mainly fish in the 3-4lb range but a few bigger fish were hooked and lost in the combination of rocks and kelp that pollack so love.

Anyone looking for information on fishing on the Beara can can phone or email me.
Paul Harris
Dromagowlane House
Tel: +353 (0)27 60330 email: dromagowlanehouse@eircom.net
Web: www.dromagowlanehouse.com

Cork Harbour boat report

The following reports are courtesy of the Cork Harbour Angling Hub blog.

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Photo: Cork Harbour Cod.

25/04/10 Cobh SAC had a great day on Sunday. Out of a total of 248 fish landed, 207 were codling! The bulk of these fish fell to crab, however, lugworm did account for many fish. 9 anglers fished the competition aboard the charter boat the 'John Boy'. That gave an average of 28 fish per angler. Not bad going at all, but nothing compared to last months average of 54 fish per angler. Its probably a sign that the spring run of codling is coming to an end.
Donie Geary
Charter Skipper
Web: www.sea-fishing-ireland.com.

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Photo: A trip to the Smiths for good ling

24/04/10 Mick Lockyear and the lads on Naomh Cartha are at it again!!! On Saturday they brought a couple of 'greenhorns' out for their first day's fishing. What a baptism of fire they gave them. Instead of weaning them in with a bit of mackeral bashing they took them straight to a wreck. One of the lads was into his first fish the minute he hit bottom, and what a fish it was too. A fine ling weighing in at 14lbs+. Drift after drift produced a constant stream of fish. Most were ling, and good quality ling at that, but there was pollack there too. In fact by the end of the session Mick reckons they had over 30 pollack and over 40 ling. Now that's good fishing!!!
Mick Lockyear
Charter Skipper
Web: www.corkanglingcharters.com

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