Fishing fever hits Lough Rowan

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As the trout season edges closer to closure, the avid fly fisher is now looking at all options in order to continue his chances to cast a line out over the coming winter months.

As the trout season edges closer to closure, the avid fly fisher is now looking at all options in order to continue his chances to cast a line out over the coming winter months.

Fly-fishing for pike suitably fits the bill and offers the angler some serious sport with Leitrim holding a huge choice of venues in its many untouched wild waterways.

Lough Rowan is the place to be this Saturday, September 21, as it hosts the inaugural www.fishingfever.ie Pike fly fishing competition. There are some amazing prizes to the total value of over €1000 up for grabs. Entry fees are €25 per man, €20 for women and €10 for juniors. Eye protection is a must so don’t forget your sunglasses! Entry fees can be paid on the morning or by clicking into www.fishingfever.ie and following the special links. Prizes are subject to entry numbers.

There are some super prizes on offer: 1st: A “GoPro” sports camera, value €250, 2nd: “JMC” Pike fly fishing kit, 3rd: “Scierra” Kenai wading jacket, 4th: Yearly subscription to Ireland’s leading fishing magazine “The Irish Angler” plus pair of “Leech” fishing sunglasses, 5th: Free 3 course meal for two including a bottle of wine in “The Oarsman”, 6th: Voucher for www.fishingfever.ie online tackle shop, 7th: “Loop” Pike booster fly line, 8th: Voucher for www.fishingfever.ie value €50, 9th: “Zalt” bag, 10th: Voucher for www.fishingfever.ie value €25.

Rinn Shannon & District Angling Club are also holding a draw on the day for three yearly memberships for the forthcoming season 2013/2014 values at €60 each.

Lifejackets and eye protection must be worn; fishing from 10 am - 6 pm; Trolling not allowed; 3 categories: Men, Women, and under 16; Heaviest fish wins - fish must swim away - single hook only.

Fishingfever.ie is a new online fishing tackle shop set up by club member and expert Pike fishing guide Eric Devos who came to Ireland over 10 years ago for a weeks pike fishing and was so impressed with the fishing quality, he made a decision to stay! Eric guides anglers from Ireland, France and Belgium on lakes all over the country but in particular in the West and Northwest counties. Guides like Eric provide a valuable service to the recreational fishing sector and his expert knowledge goes a long way to making a pike fishing visit to Ireland a memorable one.

For further information and loads of very competitive prices on all your tackle needs please visit www.fishingfever.ie or alternatively visit Eric’s Facebook page facebook.com/fishingfeverireland.

Until next time ..Tight Lines!