PIKE, PERCH & TROUT ON LINE!

GRIFFERTY AND FLANAGAN: Yes F is for fish and also for Flanagan. Recently my nephew Cathal Flanagan was out on Owel with his other Uncle, well known angler and hurler Damian Grifferty. The lads worked lures for...

NODGER AND THE BLACK MOUTHED BASS

BLACK MOUTHED BASS: Our good pal Andy “The Nodger” Boyle has been back some weeks from his annual trip to Columbus Georgia. The Nodger is well known on the angling scene, not just in the Midlands but also right across...

WHITELAKE ANGLERS & WEEKLY REPORT

WHITELAKE ANGLERS: Noel McCabe of the Whiteake sent in some cracking photographs from the recent opening day Monster Trout Competition. Some super rainbow trout were caught and this included a first for Lauren King of Oldcastle. The...

OPENING DAY SPECIALS & CORRIB CRACKER FOR MARK RYAN

OWEL CRACKER FOR COYNE: Lough Owel produced some nice trout on opening day and I am told quite a few anglers ventured out and battled the elements. The water temperature was under 4 degrees celsius and the...

PADDY’S DAY CHARITY TROUT FLY COMPETITION ON LENE

ROYAL CANAL: The Royal Canal is coming up trumps for pike anglers these days, as many of our lakes are in flood and the likes of the River Inny is also high and discolored on some stretches....

TROUT SEASON CLOSES & PIKE ON THE MOVE

ENNELL’S LAST DAY: On Saturday October 12th the trout season closed and competitions were held on Owel, Ennell and Derravaragh. It’s hard to fish all venues so I opted for Ennell along with my pal Marty Smith...

SAVAGE FERROX FOR KINNEGAD ANGLER

OWEL FUNDRAISING COMPETITION: Last Sunday on October 6th, Lough Owel Trout Preservation Association hosted their open trout fly-fishing competition with all proceeds going towards stocking Owel with quality trout. It was well supported with many anglers from...

LEONARD’S LENE ANGLER OF THE YEAR

LENE/CHAIRMANS PAIRS: On Lough Lene the Chairman’s Pairs fly competition was held on Sunday 29th September. It proved a huge success, with John McGuire and Denis Goulding taking top rod with 2.64kg, 2nd was Alan Russell and...

IFFA LAKE OF MENTEITH AUTUMN INTERNATIONAL 2019 BY DENIS GOULDING

Autumn International Lake of Menteith, Scotland September 20th 2019 Away Gold at Last. September 15th saw the team depart in the early hours of Sunday morning to Scotland for the Autumn International on the Lake of Menteith. In...

JOHNNY MURRAY WINS RONNIE COX MEMORIAL COMPETITION

RONNIE COX MEMORIAL COMPETITION: Last week we mentioned that well known angler Johnny Murray of the Downs had a fantastic win on Lough Conn recently. Johnny was fishing the late Ronnie Cox memorial competition, which is going...