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Great day in Annamoe Fishery

Great day in Annamoe Fishery yesterday with 16 Anglers fishing our annual Christmas competition.A big thank you to Brian who had the tea and coffee ready on our arrival, Cathal Mc Donnell took 1st place 2nd Gerry Heaslip and 3rd Dermot Flynn, a very enjoyable day had by all , thank you all for coming […]

McCarron Cup 2022

As we head into the final competition of the DTAA calendar, it is clear that this event is much bigger than any single competition. It is all to play for among the top three: Competition secretary, angler extraordinaire and fly tying master Tom ‘Hipster’ Hipwell is in pole position on 39 points. Snapping at Hipwell’s […]

Elvery Cup 2022

Great day today for the Elvery Cup fished on Lough Lene by an eager 28 members. Super conditions but the fish were hard got even though there were plenty showing and brought up. Gerry Heaslip took top spot with a fish of 3.2 lbs, 2nd – Tom Hipwell 3.13 lbs , 3rd John O’Neill 3.07 […]

John’s Welshman’s Button

Grateful to John O’Neill for this excellent tying of the classic sedge pattern: The Welshman’s Button The Welshman’s Button is a sedge that hatches from morning till dusk, mid May right through the summer with small hatches in early August and even as late as September on lough Mask. Lough Ennell, Sheelin, Ree and Conn […]

Donal’s picks for Conn

DTAA member and expert fly tier, Donal Raftery presents his two picks. These are Donal’s go-to flies when fishing the magnificent Lough Conn at Mayfly time and he’d have these on his cast on any lough when the hatch is on. Big thanks to Donal. Please feel free to like and share…. On the left […]