Well here we are rattling into the 2nd week of September and already the nets are bulging with super fish. It was a magical week here in the Midlands and we have some cracking photographs of local and visiting anglers chilling out on our fantastic waterways. Moyliscar Lady angler Aishling Carroll is back home for a few weeks from Kilmore Victoria in Australia, and has Justin Brady on board. Justin is from Australia and is having a ball here in Mullingar. Stan Ryan and pal Justin Jordan were back in town, and had some lovely pike on a variety of colorful lures. The Zalt work wonders on the Ennell pike, and are avaible in O’Malleys Tackle Center. On the trout scene Mick McCormack was top rod last Sunday as we fished the Clonhuge Cup. Once again a big rainbow stole the show on Owel.

ZALT AND PIKE. Last week Stan Ryan and pal Justin Gordon had some cracking pike from Ennell. It was certainly hard going in flat calm conditions, but we had some lovely pike on a variety of colorful Lures. Justin had 3 pike on spoons trolled at snail pace behind the reliable Honda, and Stan had a few new Zalt lures that the Ennell pike could not resist. David O’Malley has a few Zalts left and they will work as we drift into the winter months.

MOYLISCAR LADY ANGLER. Aishling Carroll of Moyliscar is back home on holidays from Australia, and is having a ball in her hometown. This time around Justin Brady of Kilmore Victoria in Australia is on board, and he is nuts on fishing & shooting. Justin is having a ball here in Mullingar and we had some lovely trout from Owel earlier in the week, and we are planning a day at the pike before he heads home.

CLONHUGH CUP & MC CORMACK CUP. Last Sunday September 7th Lough Owel Trout Preservation Association hosted their last fly-fishing competition of 2014. On the day the Clonhugh Cup was up for grabs, and also the Tommy Mc McCormack Cup for angler of the year. The Lake produced some super fish, and it was a rainbow of 1.975kg that stole the show. In recent times quite a few rainbows have featured from Owel, which is classed as a brown trout fishery. It was a good day for local anglers and Ciaran Newman of Lynn finished 2nd with a brown trout of 1.135kg, Eugene Fagan originally Multy now a seasoned Dub was 3rd with 1.075, and young Frank Keena finished 4th with 1.010. Top junior angler was Niall Tyrrell with a fish of 0.480kg. Thats the last L.O.T.P.A. club competition of 2014, but on October 12th the last day of the trout season they host the end of season competition. More on this in the coming weeks. Also last Sunday the Tommy McCormack Cup was up for grabs. This is presented to the angler who produced the best gross weight of fish from L.O.T.P.A. competitions in the season. Mick McCormack was in cracking form all during the season on Owel, and had a combined weight of 8.130kg to take home the Tommy McCormack Cup.

I.T.F.F.A. Last week we featured the Interprovencial fly-fishing championships, which this year was fished on Lough Lene here in Westmeath. It was a super day out and anglers from Munster, Leinster, Ulster, and Connaught really enjoyed their day fishing on Lene. Up for grabs were places for the 2015 Irish International Fly fishing Team, and the top Leinster rods were Dennis Goulding of Kilbride Anglers, and Killucal Hot Rod Colin Cahill fishing for Lough Bane.

THAT’S IT. It’s hard to keep up on line with all that’s happening here in the Midlands on the Angling scene. Unfortunately we all have deadlines, and please remember this if sending in competition results fixtures etc.

Diary date. Lough Bane Social night will take place on Saturday October 11th in Teddy’s Pub Moylagh. Matt Leavy will be belting out the hits. More on this in the coming weeks. Tight Lines till next week.

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