JIMMY NEA CUP: Ennell anglers ran the Jimmy Nea Cup last Friday night and a few nice trout were caught. Fishing was from 7pm-11pm and the presentation took place in HQ, Whitebridge Bay. Top rod was Mullingar angler Brendan Murray with a fine fish of 3lbs 6oz, 2nd was another townie, Niall Oakes with 2lbs 11oz, joint 2nd was Longford angler John Brennan, also 2lbs 11oz, a toss of a coin split the lads and 4th was local Postman Alan Tyrrell. John Tyrrell, competition captain, thanked all who fished and announced that the next Ennell competition is on August 25th. David O’Malley, Chairman of L.E.T.P.A, presented the prizes for the Jimmy Nea Cup and David has a huge range of flies in his angling center in Dominick Street. On Sunday August 25th Ennell anglers are back in action when they fish the Con Hope sponsored Lough Ennell Perpetual Cup. This club fly-fishing competition will be fished from 11am-7pm. New members welcome.

CRACKING PERCH: Our pals Tommy Tynan and Dave “Losso” Losty were in the thick of the action recently on the pike and perch scene. The pike fishing was tough going Dave told us, but Tommy saved the day by catching a personal best perch of 1lbs 5oz.  It’s a beautiful looking fish and took a copper spoon.

LARRY MULLIGAN MEMORIAL CUP: You just can’t keep Noel Farrar out of the angling news these days, as he fished the Larry Mulligan Memorial Cup on Lene last Friday night and won with a trout of 1.60kg. Noel Shields was 2nd with 1.50kg and Colin Cahil finished 3rd with 1.38kg. Presentation took place at Fagan’s Point.

WHITELAKE RAINBOWS: Noel McCabe tells us more cracking rainbows are coming from the Whitelake in North Westmeath.  Young angler Colin Doyle of Trim had two cracking fish on worms recently. Tom Moran of Kinnegad was also in the thick of the action and had a beautiful fish of 5lbs 15oz. The heaviest fish in recent days was caught by John Duignam of Kiltale and his fish rattled the scales at 7lbs 11oz.

DAN MULLALLY SHIED RESULTS: Stan McKeon of Lough Owel Trout Preservation Association sent in results and photographs from the Dan Mullally Shield fished on Owel last Wednesday 7th August. Bernard Sweeney was top rod with 1.180kg, Alan Tyrrell 2nd with 0.966kg and 3rd was Noel Farrar with 0.910kg. Stan told us 36 anglers fished the evening competition and 20 fish were caught, with smaller fish caught by anglers and returned.   

PATTI DOOLIN PERPETUAL SHIELD: This Sunday August 18th Lough Owel Anglers will host the popular Patti Doolin Perpetual Shield. This fly-fishing competition will be fished from 11am-7pm, with check-in at Mullallys and Tullaghan. New members welcome on the day.