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Retirement and forum shutdown (17 Jan 2022)

Hi,

John Howell who has managed the forum for years is getting on and wishes to retire from the role of managing it.
Over the years, he has managed the forum through good days and bad days and he has always been fair.
He has managed to bring his passion for fish keeping to the forum and keep it going for so long.

I wish to thank John for his hard work in keeping the forum going.

With John wishing to "retire" from the role of managing the forum and the forum receiving very little traffic, I think we must agree that forum has come to a natural conclusion and it's time to put it to rest.

I am proposing that the forum be made read-only from March 2022 onwards and that no new users or content be created. The website is still registered for several more years, so the content will still be accessible but no new topics or replies will be allowed.

If there is interest from the ITFS or other fish keeping clubs, we may redirect traffic to them or to a Facebook group but will not actively manage it.

I'd like to thank everyone over the years who helped with forum, posted a reply, started a new topic, ask a question and helped a newbie in fish keeping. And thank you to the sponsors who helped us along the away. Hopefully it made the hobby stronger.

I'd especially like to thank John Howell and Valerie Rousseau for all of their contributions, without them the forum would have never been has successful.

Thank you
Darragh Sherwin

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18 Jun 2013 13:54 #1 by Buffalosoldier (Woj Ste)
Hey,

Is there any place apart Corkagh Park Fishery in Leinster where you can do some float fishing without driving to Mullingar etc?
Cheers,

Buffalo

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18 Jun 2013 15:45 - 18 Jun 2013 15:50 #2 by JohnH (John)
Have you looked at the Blessington Lakes?

www.fishinginireland.info/trout/east/dublin/blessington.htm
It's predominantly Trout, but some Coarse Fishing in the reservoir too.

Here's a better link for Coarse Fishing around Dublin:

www.fishinginireland.info/coarse/east/dublin/index.htm

John

Location:
N. Tipp

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl - year after year.


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It's a long way to Tipperary.
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18 Jun 2013 16:11 #3 by davey_c (dave clarke)

Have you looked at the Blessington Lakes?

www.fishinginireland.info/trout/east/dublin/blessington.htm
It's predominantly Trout, but some Coarse Fishing in the reservoir too.


Blesso lake would only be worth it if ye had a boat, wouldn't be a great fishing hole tbh but if the OP decided to try it you can buy the permits in charles camping and petrol stations in blesso. Ye can also hire boats from the garden centre on the n81 past blessington.
Sorry I'm no more help but I'm a trout fisher myself B)

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my plywood tank build.

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18 Jun 2013 19:21 #4 by irish-zx10r (James feenan)

Hey,

Is there any place apart Corkagh Park Fishery in Leinster where you can do some float fishing without driving to Mullingar etc?
Cheers,

Buffalo


This is only 10 minute from Tullamore town

www.loughbooraparklands.com/things-to-do...ing/finnamores-lakes

it might be to long of a drive but with the new motorway Dublin to Tullamore is only a 50 minute drive.

Something fishie going on here

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19 Jun 2013 09:13 #5 by Buffalosoldier (Woj Ste)

Hey,

Is there any place apart Corkagh Park Fishery in Leinster where you can do some float fishing without driving to Mullingar etc?
Cheers,

Buffalo


This is only 10 minute from Tullamore town

www.loughbooraparklands.com/things-to-do...ing/finnamores-lakes

it might be to long of a drive but with the new motorway Dublin to Tullamore is only a 50 minute drive.


Hey, this place looks nice. Do you know what are the fees?

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19 Jun 2013 09:30 - 19 Jun 2013 10:36 #6 by Buffalosoldier (Woj Ste)

Have you looked at the Blessington Lakes?

www.fishinginireland.info/trout/east/dublin/blessington.htm
It's predominantly Trout, but some Coarse Fishing in the reservoir too.


Blesso lake would only be worth it if ye had a boat, wouldn't be a great fishing hole tbh but if the OP decided to try it you can buy the permits in charles camping and petrol stations in blesso. Ye can also hire boats from the garden centre on the n81 past blessington.
Sorry I'm no more help but I'm a trout fisher myself B)


Hi Davey, thanks for the input. I actually got cheap fly rod from adverts yesterday. I ve been fishing since I was 5 years old but never done any FlyFishing. I live on leson street and the dodder is just a stone throw away. I read hat the stretch between N11 and Ballsbridge is worth of trying, what kind of flyes should I use, size etc? Where can I buy them? What about the permit? Any help in that matter is much appreciated.

Thanks,

B
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19 Jun 2013 19:38 - 19 Jun 2013 19:40 #7 by irish-zx10r (James feenan)
Finnamores lakes are free thats the first set of lakes 10 minutes from tullamore and my father is running the fyl fishing lake in cloghan 20 minutes from tullamore this lake is opened over 15yrs ago if you ever come down i will make sure he looks after you and give you some fly's for fishing and some good tips on where to catch the best trout there is a fee on the lake and you are only allowed to take home three trout and nothing over 3lb in weight.
I have seen some people taking home 12 and 13 lb trout and trow them out to the cats.

www.loughbooraparklands.com/things-to-do/angling/loch-clochan

www.loughbooraparklands.com/parklands/loch-clochan


if you need any more info just let me know i been fly fishing since the lake opened i dont get to do much now with two young kids but hopefully soon i be back fishing.

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20 Jun 2013 10:22 #8 by JohnH (John)
That's interesting - I have often driven past the Fly water at Cloghan (not a million miles from me) and have regularly wondered how it would be possible to get a permit for the lake. I must investigate further.

Has the regime changed at Finnamores Lakes? - I was told that a Carp fishing club had taken them over and that the charge was either €110 for the year, or €15 for a day permit, perhaps I was given the wrong info?

John

Location:
N. Tipp

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl - year after year.


ITFS member.



It's a long way to Tipperary.

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20 Jun 2013 11:35 #9 by Buffalosoldier (Woj Ste)

That's interesting - I have often driven past the Fly water at Cloghan (not a million miles from me) and have regularly wondered how it would be possible to get a permit for the lake. I must investigate further.

Has the regime changed at Finnamores Lakes? - I was told that a Carp fishing club had taken them over and that the charge was either €110 for the year, or €15 for a day permit, perhaps I was given the wrong info?

John


It apears to be correct as per info on their website. I couldn't find where to buy a permit though

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23 Jun 2013 17:56 #10 by irish-zx10r (James feenan)
@ John my father checks all tickets every day and anyone that does not pays gets booted out the ticket is bought the same as phone credit in the londis shop in cloghan.

@Buffalosoldier i didnt know there was a charge for the carp fishing i can find out more if you like.

If anyone from here is intrested in a days fly fishing let me know and i will sort a day out for you at the lake in cloghan.

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23 Jun 2013 18:22 #11 by JohnH (John)
That's a great offer, as soon as I'm mobile again (crashed the car yesterday) I'll be in touch. Do you know are they all Rainbows?

John

Location:
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We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl - year after year.


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It's a long way to Tipperary.

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13 Aug 2013 20:11 - 13 Aug 2013 20:25 #12 by joey (joe watson)
you could try balinakill lakes, good mixed fishery hard fighting tench for their size and the odd carp/koi knocking around too. its a tenner for the day.

bog lake on the heath has specemin carp, bream and rudd and i think a few others, never tried fishing it and not 100% on the price i was told 20 a while back for the day but maybe its come down a bit.

there is wallslough in kilkenny, not too far down the M8 and its a tenner for the day and when the fish are on its fantastic fishing only 3 foot deep, less in some spots, and stuffed with carp goldfish and koi amongst oddball hybrid carp/goldie/koi mixes. heats up in a flash and i've caught well casting a feeder to open water, but the "jungle" swims in the trees produce the best bags just fish heavy tackle (6lb line is fine - the biggest i seen from there was around 6lb i haven't heard of a double figure one being caught) to keep them out of the trees! dont use maggots there it is jammed with tiny rudd that will annoy you all day, unless the carp aren't having anything (happened to me in winter)

there is rathadaire lake near ballybrittas its hidden away a bit but good carp, tench and lots of rudd, as well as eel and the odd bream. it has some double figure pike in there too. its a tenner for the day. find ballybrittas fishing and camping supplies on facebook and ray in the shop just near portlaoise will give you a ticket and directions.

as for blesso lake, either a boat or use a feeder at range i haven't fished it but know lads that do and it can be a ball breaker according to them.

EDIT: sorry didn't check the date this was started :blush:
oh well, hope it helps someone out

Location: Portlaoise, Midlands
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