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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Angling Notes: rainbows, browns and blues fight like tigers in Scotland

It was a real pleasure to revisit Menteith Fisheries in Scotland recently. The trip not only brought some fabulous fishing but the whole experience from travelling from Belfast to our return journey a week later, was indeed a memorable experience. The Stena sailing to Carnryan was pleasant and swift as our convoy of eight cars (16 anglers) made its way …

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Angling Notes: the first official wild Atlantic salmon of the year

Lough Currane in Waterville, Co Kerry again obliged with the first official wild Atlantic salmon from an open fishery for 2019. Local angler Michael O’Dwyer was the pride of the town and indeed, the country, with his silver beauty of 4.5kg (10lb) caught while trolling on the lake. Local angler Michael O’Dwyer with Waterville Inn landlord, Damian Duff Later, in …

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Cod almighty! Angler reels in a 31lb beast

Cod almighty! Angler reels in a 31lb beast during fishing trip in the English Channel after seven hours of waiting for a bite Lee Frampton was fishing off the Isle of Wight when 31lb cod went for squid bait  The 41-year-old said: ‘It was the only cod I caught on a seven-hour trip’ Angler took his spoils home and made …

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Cheshire and North Wales anglers net awards for year’s biggest catches

Anglers from across North Wales and north west England capped a productive season’s fishing with a prize night for the biggest catches and hauls. North West Flyfishers handed out trophies at the club’s annual knees-up at Forest Hills Hotel, Frodsham, Cheshire. The club awarded catch of the year to Manchester rod Ray Storey, who hooked an 11lb 2oz Rainbow trout …

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Angling: Lough Sheelin centre stage with two highly successful fly fishing competitions

Lough Sheelin took centre stage last weekend with two highly successful fly fishing competitions that put the lake back in contention as one of the finest wild brown trout fisheries in Europe. On Saturday, the Lough Sheelin Trout Protection Association (LSTPA) held its annual stream rehabilitation competition which attracted a record-breaking attendance of 242 anglers. Now in its 13th year, …

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Angling Notes: Project to improve access on River Easkey completed

A new project to improve angling access on the River Easkey in Sligo has now been completed. The venture, which was delivered by River Easkey Angling Association, received support from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) via the National Strategy for Angling Development. Structures such as footbridges, stiles and ladders are installed along the river while walkway routes have also been improved. …

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Angling News: Grand finale on Lough Sheelin as best wine served last

The last five days of the 2018 fishing season on Lough Sheelin were a turbulent mix of battling erratic weather and hooking confrontational trout, according to fisheries officer, Brenda Montgomery. It was a grand finale, where, for many anglers the best wine was left to last with great catches averaging 3 to 4lbs with top weight hitting 8lbs. Winter is …

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Dublin Angling Initiative casts a long line for young anglers

The Dublin Angling Initiative (DAI) is calling on youth clubs, community groups and schools in the Greater Dublin area to take part in its fishing programme which aims to promote, develop and improve angling among young people. In addition to practical fishing exercises, fishing presentations and tours provide an insight into fish, their habitat, conservation measures and education regarding local fishing …

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Angling Notes: Welsh move to protect salmon and sea trout stocks

In a dramatic move brought about by the perilous state of all salmon and many sea trout stocks, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has implemented a suite of emergency by-laws which will come into effect on January 1st, 2019. These will replicate the current level of protection for salmon stocks until a decision is made by the Welsh Government following NRWs …

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Youngsters put their lives at risk by illegally fishing at River Taff weir

The dangers of illegal fishing in the River Taff at Blackweir have been highlighted after three youngsters were spotted standing on the weir with their fishing rods. Natural Resources Wales Fishing has said that fishing at Blackweir contravenes byelaws that does not permit fishing immediately upstream or downstream of the majority of weirs on the River Taff. Anyone caught contravening …

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