Shannonbridge Fishing Report…Dated
The river level remains at a low level with just a few short showers last week.
Wayne Pitt from
A nice quiet afternoon until the boats came in and spoiled it.
Ten year old Tara Naomi G-Jones from
Teenager Daniel Devery from Ballinahowen fished from the jetty at Clonmacnois using float and worm and caught 20 roach all over a pound weight.
His friend Eugene Boland 15, had no rod but fished alongside Daniel using a piece of line, a wine bottle cork as a float and hook and worms and caught 14 fine roach all over a pound.
Paul Burt from
Mick Burt also fished the Hot Water on the same day and used the swimfeeder and corn approach to catch 6 tench weighing 3 to 4 lbs each.
Rory Mc Allorum of the Dublin Pike Anglers fished on the River Suck on 5th August camped by his swim. In the dawn hours he used a feeder and maggot on a SIZE 8 hook and caught 50 lbs of small bream and roach. Not bad he says. He also had a pike rod set up and used a legered dead bait to catch two low doubles and a 4 lb pike. His friend David Hughes also fished the Dawn and used feeder, corn and maggot to catch 30 lbs of small bream and roach.
K. Conroy and friends from the Midland Region fished what they call “The Cusack Stand” at Clonmacnois on 5th August in very humid and breezy weather. They used Jerks to catch six pike with the best one weighing over 10 Lbs.
On Friday a Wexford footballer / angler Rory Deane was in Shannonbridge and passed on a fisherman’s prayer which goes as follows –
The Fisherman’s Hope
God grant that I may
Live to fish
Until my dying day
And when it comes
To my last cast
I then most humbly pray
That in the Lords
Safe landing net
I am peacefully asleep
And in his mercy
I be judged
As big enough to keep.