SUPER ENNELL BROWN TROUT: In the past few weeks we highlighted some beautiful trout being caught on Ennell. This week we feature a cracking trout caught by Raharney angler Jim Glynn. Jim, we were told, loves his bit of fishing and on this angling adventure he spent a day trolling with Jason Darby of Irishtown. It’s certainly going to be interesting on Ennell come the mayfly season where we will get see will some of these cracking fish take the fly. I was on Ennell pike fishing last week, the lake was quite calm and a good number of big trout were pitching with some showing an interest in surface feeding.
SUPER LENE RAINBOW: Lough Lene was a hive of activity recently with some big qualifier competitions taking place along with club members and day ticket holders out on the lake. The Irish Ladies Fly Anglers hosted a qualifier, as did the Irish Youth Anglers. One of the best fly caught trout of the 2017 season was boated by Gary Carlon of Rathoath. Gary was fishing with competition captain Pat Browne and his prized catch weighed in at 7lbs 10oz. Last week our pals Val Wynne and Owen McEnteggary were back on Lene aswell. The lads worked in Guinness and Owen had delivered to many local pubs here in town and also has family members in Mullingar.
LADIES ON LENE: The Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Team recently hosted a qualifier on Lough Lene here in Collinstown. Julie McGeever, pro of the Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Team, sent us the results and presentation pictures from this event. Ten of Ireland’s Top Lady fly anglers fished on Lene and had some good catches on lures and wet flies. Ruth Arrell won the qualifier with 5 trout for 240cms, 2nd was Michelle Hay with 4 trout for 193cm and 3rd was Cheryl James who also had 4 trout for 187cm. All fish were measured and released on the day. Julie Gerry of Collinstown and the Irish International Ladies captain for the up and coming Home International presented Ruth Arrell with her prize. The Home International will be fished on June 15th on Lough Melvin and we wish the Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Team all the best.
COARSE AND PIKE ANGLERS: Mullingar anglers are making waves on the coarse and pike angling scene. On the coarse scene, Pascal Weymes of Mullingar won the final heat of the Gaulmoylestown winter league with a super gross weight of 74lbs 2oz, 2nd was Damian Maddock with 62lbs 12oz and 3rd was Niall Purcell, Gaulmoylestown fishery manager. This week we also got news on some beautiful tench coming from the Lanesbourough area and this will be music to Mullingar coarse anglers. On the pike scene, another Mullingar angler making waves was Irish Rail employee Dermott “Roster” McEvoy. The Roster banked a lovely pike of 9lbs 10oz from the River Deel.