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Lough Derravaragh and the Inny River, Co.Westmeath.

July 3rd, 2011

Last Saturday Eddie Purcell, a great family friend and fly-fisherman, took John and I out on Lough Derravaragh. The lake is 8kms long with the Inny River flowing into and out of the northern end. Trout stocks are not high but they are big. We only had about 5 hours to fish so we decided to target pike as ideal water for them was evident. The first drift was about a kilometer long over perfect pike terrain. It was along a 15 – 20 foot drop off by reeds. I landed one little jack. Shortly after Eddie took us up the Inny river, a magnificent, wild spot with lots of bird and fish life. The fish were not giving themselves up easily but we had a few chances and landed another jack pike. I’ll have to come back here to fish for trout! According to Eddie they are the most beautiful trout you are likely to encounter anywhere. That’s a good enough reason for me!

More on early morning caenis feeders soon.. I have lots more grey hair since i started fishing for them!

Happy fishing all and a special thank you to Eddie for taking us out.



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