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Tuesday 09th January 2008

Angling Report

Sea Fishing

Arklow Beach, County Wicklow

Angers have reported good number of small white whiting up to 20cm in length and good numbers of dabs, fishing the falling tide with lug and squid.

Annareilly Beach, County Wicklow

Again large numbers of whiting to 20 cm in length, plenty of rockling (small) and occasional thorn back ray (small).

Cortown – Wexford

Again small whiting, rockling, small numbers of dog fish and occasional thornback ray. Best baits seems to be lug, lugroom and fish baits.

Pike Fishing

Blessington Lake

Blessington lake has produced some good fish in recent days. One fish over 20lb and another over 25lb took static dead baits at Valleymount on Saturday. Another 20lb pike was taken on Wednesday 2nd January at Baltyboys on a sardine dead bait. Some anglers reported fish running with dead baits and then dropping them.

Lough Ramor - County Cavan

A good number of anglers have been fishing Lough Ramor since Christmas from both the shore and by boat. Some good doubles have been taken by the shore on static dead baits, Joey mackerel seem to work well. Two fish have been reported to have been caught over the 20lb mark from both angers fishing deadbaits under floats.

Castle Lake – County Cavan

A good number of anglers also have fished this lake from the shore in recent days. We are not aware of any 20's been landed yet but some low doubles have been reported.

Parkers Lake - County Cavan

One angler fishing Parkers Lake county Cavan reported reasonable bream fishing in spite of the time of year.


Corkagh Park

Last week Harry Kilpatrick of the Portobello anglers landed more than 20 carp over a seven day period. The fish ranged between 5-10.5 lb and were taken on maggot and corn. Harry fished a legard bolt rig. Harry also the trout lake at Corkagh park and landed a rainbow trout 10lb in weight using a floating line and a lure called a black teaser.

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