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 Glore Anglers are catching some lovely pike and perch. On the Trout scene I was on Ree and Sheelin for a few days and Ree produced some super trout for Marty Smith.ITFFA pro Joe Keena kindly sent us results from the recent International Fly Fishing Championships on Owel, and we included a few local faces caught on camera. No dough about it we anglers are a colorful bunch.
WHITELAKE ANGLERS. Well done to Castlepollard Angler Paul Mooney on winning the Joe Farrelly Memorial Cup on the Whitelake.Paul had a cracking fish of 4lbs 7oz to take top rod. Ray Loughlin of Trim was 2nd with another fine trout of 3lbs 15oz and 3rd was Joe Foley also of Trim. Junior anglers had a great day and Xena Fagan boated a fine trout of 2lbs 15oz to take top prize in the junior section. Reese McCabe was 2nd and Oisin McCabe 3rd. The Farrelly family would like to thank all anglers who competed on the day and Whitelake secretary Noel McCabe for organizing the competition.
GLORE ANGLERS.Glore anglers are reeling in some lovely pike and colorful perch during club competitions. Piotr Walczak had a lovely perch from Glore Lake, and as the water temperatures rise more perch will come on the feed. They are a super fish, and light-spinning gear will work a treat for these colorful perch. Drop into David o, Malley and he will kit you out for Perch fishing.
REE TROUT. The May fly season is wining down big time, and some cracking fish are being caught on the spent. I was on Lough Ree last week for a few days with Marty Smith and we boated some beautiful wild brown trout. Sheelin is also producing some nice fish as darkness falls, and both lakes are worth checking out this week. Boat hire on Sheelin contact Mary Reilly on 043-66-81124.
INTERNATIONAL RESULTS. Ireland finished 2nd in the recent International fly Fishing Championships on Owel.England took first place with 59 trout for 75lbs .The Brown Bowl for top International rod went to Phil Longstaff of England, and top Irish rod was Robery Reilly. Westmeath Anglers Brendan Murray, Paddy Ward, Johnny Murray, and Andy Duncan all fished for Ireland. The Irish Trout Fly Fishing Association would like to congratulate Team England on their win, and we extend our thanks to Lough Owel Trout Preservation Association and Inland Fisheries Ireland who made this competition a great success. More on this contact Joe Keena PRO ITFFA 086-8722449.
SUPER PIKE. The Midland Lakes are producing some super pike these days, and anglers are catching some huge double figure pike. Local angling Guide Barry Darby was on Ree last week and had some super pike. Lough Derravaragh is also producing good double figure pike, and we are back at the pike this week. I hope to have some action shots of pike taking the bait next week. One of the top lures working at the moment is the Belly Dancer. Drop into Brian Conlon of Anglers World and check the Belly Dancer.
THATS IT. We have a huge Gallery of pics from the International Fly Fishing Championships, and we will try and include a few in this weeks Angling Focus. Few Anglers looking for contact details for Mount Dalton Lake. I published contact number some weeks back and its 04493-55241.best time to ring between 6-8pm in the evening. I hope to get a day on Mount Dalton soon, and catch a few nice brown trout. Tight Lines till next week.