What’s Inside




Issue No. 28 Irish Angler August 2006


07 Editorial

As the World Cup draws near, David Dinsmore shares his thoughts on competitions this month.

08 News And Letters

Livebait smuggling, the World Cup and an angling wedding this month. And in Letters, reader feedback.

12 Fish Of The Month

This month’s prize goes to a young angler for a fantastic trout from Corrib.

14 Practical Salmon Angling

Robert Gillespie talks about fly fishing this month. Learn how line and fly choice are dictated by current speed.

22 Well-Erned Bream

The Erne’s bream are back, and they’re bigger than ever. Join Matt Dean as he tries to bag the magic ton.

28 Learn Saltwater Fly Fishing

Jim Hendrick explains how to choose the right gear this month, and recommends some outfits for anglers of all levels of experience.

34 Fish Doctors

Dapping, groundbait, carp rigs and where to find bass this month.

40 Carp Column

Find out how out readers got on when Irish Angler visited Maynooth Lakes for a weekend’s carping with Lee Collings and Tony Mills.

46 Around Ireland

Kieran Hanrahan abandons his bucket and spade and tries to avoid the holiday makers at Wexford resort Kilkee this month.

50 Jewels Of Ireland

David Dinsmore loses his mobile signal when he visits the remote Inagh valley in search of sea trout.

56 Happy Snappers

In the final part of his series, Gardiner Michell shares some more of his secrets for better angling photographs.

61 Photo Competition

Your chance to shine! Take an angling-related photograph and win a fantastic Pentax W10 camera.

66 Dinghy Angler

The Clohessys re-visit a childhood haunt this month as they return to the ‘capital of Irish sea angling’, Ballycotton.

72 Famous Irish Fly Makers

In the last of the current series, Frankie McPhillips looks at the life and work of Moneymore’s Tommy Hanna, inventor of the famous Ballinderry Black.

78 Bass A-Peeler

Terry Jackson and his mate Big Phil are in Kerry this month learning a new technique for catching bass in tricky conditions.

85 Crazy Fish Facts

This month, Kieran Hanrahan tells you all about the sea trout, not a species many would associate with sea angling.

86 What’s New

Check out the latest gear in our review section – camera cases, fly lines and sea rigs are among the items this month.

91 Field Test – Hardy Swift

Traditionalist Mike Shanks puts a Hardy classic through its paces.

93 Field Test – Greys Gear

It’s Mike again! This time he’s dressing up – in the new Greys’ GRXi gear.

94 Top Ghillies

In the last of the current series, David Dinsmore meets Foxford’s Michael Tiernan, a guide and tackle shop owner with a famous ancestor.

98 Why I Fish

Bus driver John McGlane from Dublin talks about his love of pike fishing this month.