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Irish Angling Update

10 February 2011

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

Trout Angling

Coarse Angling

Pike Angling

Sea Angling


SALMON ANGLING

Salmon Angling Update


Southern Region

[08/02/11]

River Blackwater salmon caught

Derek O'Keeffe, from Thomastown, Kilkenny came to the Lodge for a casting lesson with Glenda this on February 3rd. After the lesson, Glenda invited him to fish on for the rest of the afternoon on Upper Kilmurry. He hooked and landed a lovely fresh fish of about 8lb. on a fly he tied himself. The fish was caught at the head of the Hut Pool on Upper Kilmurry and took about 15 mins to land having jumped half a dozen times. Derek - a firm believer in catch and release - carefully returned the fish alive. Not wanting to harm the fish in any way, it was quickly released without even taking a photo as he was fishing on his own - the only rod out on the fishery in fact.

The river is now in flood after some very heavy rain.
Ian & Glenda Powell
Address: Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery, Upper Ballyduff, Co. Waterford.
Tel: 00 353 58 60235     From UK: 0871 474 0135  (10p/min any time!)
Mobile: 00 353 87 235 21 20
E-mail: info@ireland-salmon-fishing.net Website: www.ireland-salmon-fishing.net

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South Western Region

[10/02/11]

Laune River

Beats 1 and 2

3 salmon landed for the week – 1 salmon of 7lbs landed by local anglers on Beat 1 on worms and 2 salmon landed on Beat 2 averaging 7lbs to 9lbs each by local anglers on worms.

Laune Anglers Association Waters

As of Saturday 5th February water back up to 3 feet 6 inches.  

Members who have fished Laune Anglers waters are meeting spent fish but no sign of a Springer yet!!!

One still needs a copper tube fly and a full sinking lines to get down.  The upper Laune Anglers fisheries or Beats 1, 2 or 3 would be best for a pull.
Laune Anglers Assoication
web: http://www.launesalmonanglers.com/

Salmon anglers trying hard for a fresh fish on Currane

03-07/02/11 Lots of heavy winds and mix of strong winds and gales kept anglers off the lake for the most part and no fish were taken. Just for the record there has been 55.4mm of rain in the last two days.

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Photo: This 8lb salmon caught by guests of Ghillie Michael O'Sullivan was one of 3 fish caught on Tuesday.

8/2/11 There was some great action on Lough Currane today with a total of 3 Salmon caught, the first Salmon of 8lbs to be caught on the troll this season was by Guests fishing with their Ghillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville boats and @ Watervilleboats@gmail.com and staying with the troll, those renowned Gillies Mr. Terence Wharton Snr and Mr. Terence jnr caught a fine 12lbs Salmon on the troll and finished the day off with 8lbs Salmon caught on the fly in the Mouth of the Commeragh, and you can catch Terence @ +353 872100064.Wind SE fresh to strong and overcast with light rain at times.

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Photo: Gillies Mr. Terence Wharton Snr and Mr. Terence jnr caught a fine 12lbs Salmon on the troll and finished the day off with 8lbs Salmon caught on the fly in the Mouth of the Commeragh

9/2/2 There was a fine 11.5lbs Salmon caught on the troll, by well known local Gillie Mr. Bob Priestly. Wind S then veered SW and then W light to fresh and calm this afternoon.

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Photo: Bob Priestlly caught this lovely 11.5lb salmon on Wednesday.

That is all the news 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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Western Region

Kevin Crowley reports:
E-mail: galway@fisheriesireland.ie

Delphi Fishery

We are now one week into our new fishing season but still have yet to land a fresh fish. It is still too early to fish Finlough so for the time being all effort is being concentrated on the River, so far it’s just one or two rods a day that have braved the elements. Our anglers so far have had to be satisfied with a few kelt, which having fulfilled thier spawning mission will readily take a fly, but of course struggle limply to the net.

Fishing conditions have not been good, with the River in flood most of the time and the reading on the Rock Pool guage holding steady at 80+. Obviously with so much water, any retunring spring fish will have no problem entering the Delphi system and we remain hopeful to catch a few when the conditions improve.
Michael Wade
Delphi Fishery
Delphi Lodge, Leenane, Co. Galway.
Tel: +353 (0)95-42222 Fax +353-95-42296
Web: www.delphi-salmon.com

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North Western Region

Bryan Ward reports:
E-mail: ballina@fisheriesireland.ie

9.5lb springer from the Owenduff

A 9.5lb spring salmon was caught by Ian Wise fishing the lower part of the Owenduff. Ian fished the tidal section (below the weir) of the Owenduff, on Sunday 6th. After catching and returning three kelts, just before heading home he changed to a 2 inch Waddington, and was amazed to hook into and land a fine fresh, sea liced fish of 9.5lbs. Water conditions were slightly high at the time, however he told me that he has had similar luck in the past, catching a fresh fish on the Owenduff on the 15 Feb some years back.

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Northern Region

Lindsey Clarke reports:
E-mail: ballyshannon@fisheriesireland.ie

[09/02/11]

A couple more salmon from the Drowes but water high

There were some nice water levels over the week as the river fell slowly from 0.57 metres. The weekend however brought heavy rain and the river rose rapidly and was reading 0.78 metres by the end of Sunday. The fishery was fairly quiet overall with few rods fishing during the week and a small number of anglers out over the weekend. We have heard of only one fresh salmon caught to date. This was caught on Sunday from just above the Eel Weir by Paul Cardy on a Rapala. The fish weighed some 8lb and was released. At the time of writing (Tuesday), the river is very high and is now reading 0.9 metres. No rods are fishing at present with the river being so high. The forecast for the coming days is for dry weather and the river should begin to fall fairly rapidly.

9 February 2011 The fishing has been quiet over the past couple of weeks. Water levels have risen to 0.9 metres on the gauge at the Four Masters’ Bridge. Further patchy rain is forecast over the coming days.
Drowes Salmon Fishery
Web: www.drowessalmonfishery.com
Tel: 071 9841055.

Lough Melvin

Lough Melvin opened for the 2011 season on Tuesday. The morning brought lovely settled conditions and 25 boats fished out of Garrison on the opening day morning with a few more venturing out from the Rossinver Fishery. The boats came in at lunch time to enjoy the soup and sandwiches. The weather then turned and the afternoon brought windier weather which meant the Lough became somewhat rough. This meant a smaller number of boats ventured out for the afternoon with many rods heading home again. All parties that were out fished for salmon and I heard of nobody targeting trout yet. It is still very early in the season for trout fishing. There were no fresh salmon recorded for the day. To date, I have only heard of a number of Kelts caught and released and we still await the first salmon of the season from the Lough.

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TROUT ANGLING

Trout Angling Update


North Western Region

Bryan Ward reports:
E-mail: ballina@fisheriesireland.ie

[07/02/11]

Hard fighting rainbows for Lough na Leibe anglers

The strong winds and cold temperatures mid week did not keep anglers away and Tommy lynch was rewarded with 11 hard fighting rainbow trout. The weather improved slightly over the weekend and a total of 14 trout were taken over Saturday and Sunday. Adam Kelly had 3 trout all on the wet daddy long legs the best was over 2lb, and Francis Brady had 2 trout fishing lures, his best trout came to the net at just under 3lb. Most of the trout were safely returned to the water to fight another day. 2 trout per angler per day are permitted to be kept. The first fly fishing competition will be held on March 6th starting at 12.30pm sharp on lough na leibe and all members of Ballymote & District Angling Club 2011 and welcome to take part. Please have your 2011 membership card with you at all times as appointed water keepers and Fishery Officers with Inland Fisheries Ireland will ask to see them. Please use the chain provided to lock the gate when entering or exiting the lough and bring all your litter home. Please help us keep our club waters clean and tidy.

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Northern Region

Lindsey Clarke reports:
E-mail: ballyshannon@fisheriesireland.ie

[10/02/11]

Rossnakill Open Fly Angling Trout Competition

The Meadows Rainbow Trout Fishery in association with Mc Brides Bar, Rossnakill will host the first ever Rossnakill Open Fly Angling Competition on Sunday the 20th of February. Fishing is from 12 noon until 5pm with the prize giving and food afterwards in Mc Brides Bar, Rossnakill.

A courtesy Bus will also be available to pick up and drop off competing anglers from here at the Lough Swilly Angling Centre to the Meadows Fishery.

Hardy/Greys, The Lough Swilly Angling Centre and Mc Brides Bar, Rossnakill will sponsor the competition.

To book your place or for more Competition information, please contact Paddy on 0863192949, Josie on 0860829618 or myself on 0872929888
John McLaughlin

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Northern Ireland

The brown trout fishing is closed until 2011.

But here is a list of put and take fisheries many of which open all year round.

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Loughs Agency area

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

[10/02/11]

Blobs and Fritzs for Cashel Trout Fishery in tough conditions

Another weekend of challenging weather but this made our anglers keen to put their skills to the test once again.

Jim Russell and Danny Walker (Newtownabbey) bagged a trout each and released three which fell to wee red gold heads.  Martin Bradley (Dungiven) released seven great trout which took wee black blobs and orange fritz flies.  John Hasson also from Dungiven released six trout which took wee bloodworms while Ballykelly’s Brian Duffy also released half a dozen trout which fell to a mixture of bloodworms and white cat’s whiskers.  Paul Ford (Derry) fishing only for a few hours released two trout which took black buzzers while Mark Boyce (Dungiven) released seven trout which also fell to black buzzers.

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: david.byrne@fisheriesireland.ie

Lough Muckno's Black Island Produces in South Armagh League

Following the freezing conditions over the last couple of months, clubs and anglers in some areas are starting to venture out again to catch up on events calendars and match schedules.

On Sunday last, 6th February, South Armagh and District Coarse Angling Club held one of their league matches at Black Island on Lough Muckno in Co. Monaghan. It was cold, wet and windy but this did not deter the 18 participants from fishing this important event. All eighteen of the pegs weighed in fish and less than 2.5lbs separated the top four anglers. First place went to Jim McAlastair from Lurgan with a weight of 11lbs 8ozs on the feeder, second place went to Philip Jackson also from Lurgan who weighed in a mixed bag of fish for 10lbs 8ozs, third place went to Jim Reilly from South Armagh with 9lbs 8ozs and fourth place went to Micky White from South Armagh with 9lbs 4ozs. Catches on the day consisted mainly of roach and skimmers with only an occasional bream showing up. Feeder fished at 40m produced the best results.

North Monaghan water levels high

Dick Kiernan from Venture Sports in Monaghan reports that because the bad weather there has been not been much coarse going on in the north Monaghan area. Recent rain has put water levels up in most of the lakes in the area.

For up to date local information Dick can be contacted at Venture Sports.
Dick Kiernan
Venture Sports
71A Glaslough Street, Monaghan. 
Tel: (047) 81495
Web: www.monaghan-outdoors.com

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Southern Region

Miro wins again on the Barrow

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Photo: Miroslav Svajlenin weighed in 35lb 14oz of good roach and the occasional hybrid.

Carlow Coarse Angling Club committee member Miroslav Svajlenin succeeded in winning this Sundays coarse angling match following his win on the river Barrow in the Athy and District match last week. The River Barrow was bursting its banks in Carlow town so it was decided at committee level to approach the Athy and District anglers to ask the club could the marina be used for the match, of course there were no issues and permission was granted immediately.

Turn out on the day was good despite the early morning rain. The anglers assembled at Carlow Coarse Angling Supplies in St. Fiacc's Tce. Graiguecullen before heading off to Athy in Co. Kildare for the coarse angling match. Upon arrival at the venue most anglers decided that the favoured whip method was out of the question and with the feeder being a definite no go that either a waggler or the pole in very windy conditions was the way to go. Most anglers chose the pole method fished at eight or nine meters whilst a few anglers opted to stay on the waggler for the day.

Chopped worm and caster proved to be the winning method with Miroslav fishing the pole to eventually win the match with a total weight of 35lb 14 oz mainly consisting of quality sized Roach with the odd Bream/Roach Hybrid. Miro commented afterwards that he used Traper competition range Magic red combined with Traper competition Grand Prix red ground-bait to around thirty to forty per cent black dispersing leam, the mix certainly worked as Miro caught fish from the all in to the all out signalling the end of the four hour match.

In second place was Dublin based angler Bob Hulme former Irish International angler who runs the Floata Angling Club with a very impressive bag of Roach weighing in at 24 Lbs. Bob is now also an avid user of the Traper ground-bait and leams because the quality is very good and the range very extensive. Third place in the match went to another Carlow club member Tadas who also used the Traper ground-bait, Tadas used a mix of black competition Magic combined with Grand Prix competition black, Caster, chopped worm, hempseed and red maggotts to weigh in a total of 13Lb 15oz of mainly Roach. A good day out was had by all anglers in attendance with the usual banter and plenty of fish being caught. A special thank you to the Athy and District club for the use of the venue on the day and to all the anglers and committee of the Carlow Coarse Angling club for running the match.

The Carlow C.A.C. are now open for members junior and senior, if you require any further information as regards joining the club or other please to do hesitate to contact Gerry in St. Fiacc's Tce. Graiguecullen, Carlow or call 085 2844566.

I am also pleased to announce that the Carlow C.A.C. now have three officially A.C.I. (Angling Council of Ireland) coaches who are fully dedicated to caorse angling and the development of coarse angling within the region.
Gerry McStraw
Tel: 085 2844566
or visit
St. Fiacc's Tce.
Graiguecullen,
Carlow

30lb of roach and skimmer at Barrow photo shoot.

Gerry McStraw
Photo: Gerry McStraw with a good bag of Barrow fish.

10/02/11 The C.C.A.C. chairman Gerry McStraw of the ever increasing popular Carlow Coarse Angling Club was yesterday invited to take part in a photo shoot and interviews to help promote coarse angling in South East Ireland. Gerry was recently elected onto the executive committee of the Leinster Coarse Fishing Federation and has started the Leinster Federation page on facebook which also contains videos etc. Special thanks must go to the Athy and District Anglers and committee especially chairman John Shaunessy who was more than helpful on the day and supplying the venue for the interviews etc. in Co. Kildare.

In attendance on the day was Gary Robinson from the Irish Anglers Digest, Ashley Haden from the website anirishanglersworld also representing the People Newspaper Group, Gerry McStraw, Ian Warburton and representatives from the Athy and District Anglers. Ian Warburton managed to land a Perch weighing over 2lb on a 9 meter whip and was filmed doing so as well as weighing in a cracking bag of Roach.

The overall out come on the day couldn't have better with Gerry finishing the day with over 30lb of Skimmer Bream, Roach and Roach/Bream Hybrids. Gerry chose to use the Traper competition Grand Prix black groundbait mixed with some black dispersing leam and honey bread additive. Loose feeding casters proved to bring lots of fish to the net however the chopped worm and caster mixed with the Traper Molehill soil had the Skimmers in a feeding frenzy to the right hand side of Gerrys main fed line. He would switch from line to line heavily loose feeding caster as he went along to produce an absolutely wonderful bag of fish any angler would be proud off thus making the day an overall success for all concerned.

If you require any information regarding the Leinster Federation, Carlow C.A.C. or angling in the South East please do not hesitate to contact Gerry.

The Carlow Coarse Angling Club are now open for membership for senior and junior anglers and now have three fully trained Angling Council of Ireland Coaches who are fully dedicated to the promotion of junior development, coarse angling in Ireland and offer their services to the club for no charge.
Gerry McStraw
Tel: 085 2844566
or visit
St. Fiacc's Tce.
Graiguecullen,
Carlow

Canal sections of Barrow an option in high water

A relative newcomer to coarse angling and keen to unlock any secrets that the River Barrow might hold, I was happy to accompany Gary for a days fishing on a favoured section of his between Carlow and Athy. The Barrow is navigable from New Ross in Co. Wexford to Monasterevin in Co. Kildare, shallow areas bye passed by a system of canals which in the past served a number of milling operations. Today many are derelict although some have been restored for private use. Waterways Ireland maintain the canals and manage the lock gates enabling private pleasure craft and narrow boat hire companies to avail of this wonderful resource.

Gary Robinson trotting a float down a River Barrow canal section.

Overnight rain had rendered the main channel unfishable so Gary and I turned our attention to a canal section. Fish seek shelter in these waters during times of flood, and with water fairly pushing through Gary decided to try out his new Adcock Stanton centrepin reel. I on the other hand stuck to the game plan of feeder fishing with red maggot. Employing a light coloured groundbait mix of crumb, sweetcorn, and various particles we set to work. Bites were fairly immediate mainly from quicksilver dace and small roach.

A beautiful red finned River Barrow roach.

Missing a lot of bites, those dace are quick, Gary advised me to step down from using four maggots on the hook to just one or two, the result was three roach on the bounce and a couple of small hybrids. My efforts would have put a match fisherman to shame, but hey I was having fun. The Adcock Stanton reel was performing well, Gary trotting a quill float down his swim winkling out small dace supplemented with a few silver bream, roach, and hybrids.

Gary Robinson with a bag of roach, silver bream, and hybrids from the River Barrow, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

The day had been cold throughout, sunny interspersed with a number of heavy showers. A constant breeze from the south west hinting at worse to come. By 16.00pm with bites becoming less frequent we decided to call it a day. Gary had a mixed bag of 10.lb+, the less said about mine the better although I was happy to have caught all four species mentioned above. A feature was their good condition and how cold they were to touch. We did not connect with any perch or notice evidence of pike although they are definitely present. The day though was positive, a steady stream of fish to christen Gary’s new reel and one or two of the Barrow’s fishy secrets revealed.
Ashley Hayden
Web: www.anirishanglersworld.com


Northern Region

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

[10/02/11]

Roach and bream at Ballyconnell as Woodford rises

A rising Woodford River at Ballyconnell slowed the sport somewhat for the 29 anglers who turned up for the 7th round of the Float Only League.

The latest match was won by Keith Murphy (Tempo) who was on Peg 5 on the Canal at No1 Lock he caught mainly Roach at 5m for his 6.840Kgs catch.

Runner up was John Balcombe (Derrygiff) at the next peg who had 6.260Kgs on similar tactics, newcomer to the league PhIlip Walton (Belfast) was third from peg 17 at No3 Lock his 5.450Kgs included a bonus 2Kg Bream.

Other section winners at No3 Lock were David Burleigh (Kinawley) 1.950Kgs and Paul Eyers (Enniskillen) 5.130Kgs.

Jack Tisdall (Ballinamallard) won the section in the Harbour at No1 Lock with 5.000Kgs and remains top of the league with three matches remaining.

This week sees the return of the Erne Anglers any method league, book in as normal if you wish to fish.

The final three matches in the Float Only League will then take place on three successive weeks 20, 27 of Feb and then 06 Mar (due to the cancelled match from the 19 Dec10).
Jack Tisdale
Email: jacktisdall@btinternet.com

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PIKE ANGLING

Pike Angling Update


Eastern Region

David Byrne reports:
E-mail: david.byrne@fisheriesireland.ie

Glaslough pike taking well

Paul O'Callaghan from Anglers World in Navan reports that Fiachra Fairtlough from Drogheda fished at Glaslough on Thursday 3rd Feb with his friend John. They were on the water at daybreak in blustery conditions and they had to abandon fishing at 12.30pm due to high winds and very choppy water conditions. Even though the day was cut short Fiachra and John managed to boat 9 fish for approximately 5 hours fishing. I would imagine that the daily the total would have been much higher if the weather had stayed more favourable. All of the fish fell to dead-baits with the majority being taken on smelt and pollen. Tactics used included sink and draw and some static ledgering, all from the boat. The biggest fish of 13lbs fell to Fiachra's rod on pollan.

The highlight of the trip was when both Fiachra's rods screamed off together and he successfully played and landed both fish. Both fish were returned happy and unharmed, as John was on-hand to unhook and photograph both pike.
Paul O'Callaghan
Anglers World
Balmoral Business Park, Kells Road, Navan, Co. Meath. 
Tel: (046) 9071866
Web: http://www.anglersworld.ie

Cavan and Monaghan lakes

Float tubes might help

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Photo: Colm Lynch with one of his pike

Colm Lynch at East Coast Angling reports that pike anglers have reported better catches over the last week with plenty of anglers enjoying good pike fishing at a number of venues. Colm Lynch had two nice double figured on prologic lures at a venue in Co Cavan and John Baker also had two nice double figured fish from a float tube.
Colm Lynch
East Coast Angling,
Balmoral Industrial Estate,
Kells Road Navan, Co. Meath.
Tel: 046 9073377   Mobile: 087 2044996 

Coloured water at some venues

Well known Carrickmacross angling guide Gerry Duffy reports that angling conditions in Cavan and Monaghan were terrible lately with gale force winds and torrential rain. As a result the lakes were very coloured and dirty and access very difficult. On the few occasions that Gerry did fish he did not manage to catch any pike but Gerry did see a 15lb pike caught by an angler on legered deadbait on one of lakes in Co.Cavan.
Gerry Duffy
Angling guide
Tel:
087 6271993 email: gerryduffy3@hotmail.com

Jacks on fly

Angling guide Pat McLoughlin battled the adverse weather conditions during a quick 2 hour visit to Lough Adeel in County Westmeath. recently to take a well conditioned 5lb jack pike on the fly.

If you fancy a days guided pike fishing with Pat McLoughlin he can be contacted at  086 1017415 email: patandtrina@eircom.net

12 pike on the troll

Dick Kiernan from Venture Sports in Monaghan reports that despite the recent heavy rain and gale force winds there has been some good pike fishing on some of the lakes in the Monaghan area. Brian Byrne from Dublin had 12 pike on Sunday last 6th February trolling a bull dawg. Water levels are well up following the recent rain.
Dick Kiernan
Venture Sports
71A Glaslough Street, Monaghan. 
Tel: (047) 81495
Web: www.monaghan-outdoors.com

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Shannon Region

limerick@fisheriesireland.ie

Lough Forbes in flood but some good pike about.

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Photo: Mark Wenman caught the biggest pike of the day at the George Wenmn Memorial Cup. The fish weighed 15lb.

Last Sunday I ventured to Newtownforbes and fished the Camlin & District Anglers boat pike competition. The venue was Lough Forbes on the Shannon system and it was in flood with all the recent rain. Still a few good pike came on board and I actually featured in the prizes. Top prize was the George Wenman Memorial Cup, and the late George’s Son Mark topped the day with a super pike weighing over 15lbs. Camlin & District Anglers are from Longford, and we believe they pick up Angling Focus in Ballinalack. I joined Camlin Anglers last Sunday, and hope to fish more of their competitions in the coming season.
Mick Flanagan
Angling correspondent and photographer.
Mobile:
087-2797270.
Web:  
www.midlandangling.com

DERRAVARAGH PIKE COMPETITION.

It’s all hands on deck for the Derravaragh Angling Association open pike competition on Sunday February 20th. Entry fee is €40 per angler and maximum 2 Anglers per boat. Check in at Donore Shore from 9am, and fishing from 10am-5pm. Joe Keena is the contact number and you can get him on 086-8722449. All going well we will be Out & About on Derravaragh that day, and catch a few anglers on camera.
Mick Flanagan
Angling correspondent and photographer.
Mobile:
087-2797270.
Web:  
www.midlandangling.com

Guide dog helps angler catch 18lb 14oz pike

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Photo: Pearse and Fagan enjoyed good fishing at Stonehams - this 18lb 14oz pike was the highlight.

Visually impaired angler Pearse Bolger with his guide dog Fagan while fishing Stonehams Lake on Tuesday February 1st near Cuisle Holiday Centre, Donamon, Co. Roscommon the national holiday centre for the Irish Wheelchair Association, caught this 18lb 14oz Pike using a Roach as dead bait.

At Cuisle Holiday Centre facilities are available for people with all types of abilities and disabilities to encourage them to take up or resume the sport of angling.  Fishing tackle, bait, expertise and advice is available from our resident angling advisor. For further information contact Tina at Cuisle Holiday Centre 090 6662277
Email: cuisle@iwa.ie
Web: www.cuisle.com

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SEA ANGLING

Sea Angling Update


Eastern Region

David Byrne reports:
E-mail: david.byrne@fisheriesireland.ie

Mixed fortunes for east coast shore anglers

Changeable conditions over the last week led to differing fortunes for sea anglers on the east coast. Dessie from Southside Angling reports that Tony Behan from Dublin fished one of the evening tides on the north beach at Courtown last week and had a cracking evenings fishing. He landed 27 flounder all of which were taken on baits ranging from mackerel and rag to lug and black wraps. Tony was fishing short at about 20yds.

Gale force winds and cold conditions greeted the 17 members of the Inchacore Sea Angling Club who fished their club competition on Sunday last 6th February at Curracloe beach in north Wexford. Fish were scarce and the winner was Brendan Fitzpatrick from Lucan with two flatties. Best fish of the day was a nice 24cm flatfish taken by Tony Behan from Courtown.
Dessie and Crew
Southside Angling
Cork Street, Diblin 8.
Tel: 01 4530266
Web: www.southsideangling.ie

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South Western Region

Michael Hennessy reports:
E Mail: macroom@fisheriesireland.ie

Waterville bass report - big winds medium size fish

05/02/11 I only went out two wet the line, with a big surf running I went to one of my marks. On the first cast I hooked a small Bass of 3lb not what I was looking for. On the second cast again I hooked another Bass of about the same size - 3lb or so. I found the Bass were a long way out, so I put on some extra bait to try for the big one. As I was wading out the wind picked up and though I tried to cast as far as I could, the wind put paid to that. I only got out about 40m and I could hardly stand up with the wind blowing so hard so I called a day 3 casts and 2 Bass, still no big one's.
Kevin Brain
KB Fishing Ireland
Waterville, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 66 9474942
E-mail: info@kbfishingireld.com Website: www.kbfishingireland.com

Good charter fishing at Courtmacsherry, big bass in the Estuary

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Photo: Evan Craig with a ling

The last week wrecking produced medium cod, pollack and ling. Inshore we had good pollack and cod.

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Photo: Ronan was happy with this lovely pollack.

One local angler had 2 bass in one session on the estuary. The first was a 12lb fish (an Irish Specimen) and a 8lb fish!
Mark Gannon
Charter Boat Skipper
Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork.
Telephone: +353 23 46427 or +353 86 8250905
Email: csal@iol.ie Web: www.courtmacsherryangling.ie

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