Yellow-bellied Slider Turtle found on the River Maigue

An unusual discovery was made on the River Maigue on Wednesday, 18th June, by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) officers: a yellow-bellied slider turtle. The male turtle was found in the tidal waters of the River Maigue at Adare Village. It...

MOONEY TOP ROD ON WHITELAKE

Another week has drifted past in the Angling World and we have another net bursting angling report this week. Whitelake anglers were in action and Paul Mooney of Castlepollard won the Joe Farrellelly Memorial Cup. Also in North Westmeath...

“Married to Victoria”

ITFFA National Championship Balbriggan angler Stuart Marry realised a boyhood dream when he won the National Challenge Trophy at the Irish Trout Fly Fishing Associations National Angling Championship. Stuart, who has been trying for over twenty years to represent his...

“Boobies for Brownies!”

2014 International Fly Fishing Match Hats off to Team England who won the Graham Munroe Hall Memorial Cup for the top team using conventional rainbow patterns and tactics. This year’s Spring International Match was hosted by the Irish Trout Fly...

DOONER ROCKING AND ROLLING ON ENNELL

It was a very entertaining week in the Angling World, with local and visiting anglers reeling in some cracking trout and pike. The secret is out, all anglers fishing Ennell need a good music system in their boat. On...

MAY-DAY ON THE TROUT SCENE

Yes anglers are sending out May Day messages across the Midlands with super trout coming from our Lakes. Some early May fly were hatching on Ree, Ennell, and I came across a few on Boderg last week while pike...

River Championship by Joe Keena

Well done to Joe Winder who caught 47 beautiful trout, scored 2165 points, and won Irish Trout Fly Fishing Associations (ITFFA) Leinster Rivers Championship Trophy. The 2014 match was hosted by North Kildare Trout and Salmon Angling Association and...

YOUNG ANGLERS HAVING FUN

Another hectic week in the Angling World and we had mixed fishing and weather since last weeks Angling report. Sheelin and Ennell are producing good trout as the may fly season is in full swing. Lene also producing good...

SLEVINS LAKE VENUE FOR OPEN PIKE COMPETITION.

This coming Sunday May 18th Slevins lake on the Castlepollard Road is the venue for the first Edward Hughes Memorial Cup. It will be hosted by Lough Glore Anglers and weather permitting will be a great day out. On...

Montster Pike for Italian Anglers.

Last week my friends from Italy were back in the Midlands on a Monster Pike Angling Adventure. Sandro Colangeli, Stefano Belisario and Andrea Palma are top class anglers, and they boated huge pike on some of our big Westmeath...