Contents Sept 2007
What’s the editor ranting on about now?
08 NEWS AND LETTERS
Forthcoming events and the latest from the Irish angling scene.
13 FISH OF THE MONTH
Cork angler Pat ‘Nav’ Heslin catches a nice trout from Lough Mask.
14 DINGHY ANGLER
The Clohessys find out that what works for cod on one mark fails completely on another. That’s fishing!
20 OUT TO LUNCH COVER STORY
Editor David Dinsmore joins a bunch of friends for a spot of lunch on Lough Mask.
26 ON THE ROAD TO… TIPPERARY COVER STORY
In the first part of an occasional series, the Irish Angler team take to the road in search of fishing and craic. The stop-offs this month are the Suir and Lough Derg.
32 A DAY WITH THE DOC
Casting guru Robert Gillespie puts a young lad who wants to fish for Ireland through his paces. Has the youngster got the right stuff?
38 FISH DOCTORS
Got a query? Contact our resident fish doctors and you could win a superb prize.
42 SHORE SCENE
Peter McGroary skives off work and heads to an undisclosed location in search of bass.
50 GUIDE’S DIARY
Tom Doc Sullivan enjoys the delights of the annual American hatch and shares one of his most successful flies.
52 FESTIVAL FROLICS
Barney Wright and Roger Mortimore, of Total Sea Fishing magazine, try a little ‘dogging’ at the Westport Festival.
57 PIKE RIGS COVER STORY
Matt Dean’s latest top pike rig.
58 JEWELS OF IRELAND
The Mount Falcon estate looks set to recapture its former glory as a prime salmon venue.
64 SPANISH MASTERS COVER STORY
John Buckley tries to extract trout from a Spanish river in full spate.
67 FIELD TEST
Robert Gillespie tries out the new Hardy Angel salmon combination.
69 FISHERY PROFILE
The Irish Angler team takes an in-depth look at the Laois Angling Centre.
72 AROUND IRELAND
Kieran Hanrahan is off to Dungarvan in Co Waterford, where he meets the real Arthur Daly – honestly!
77 SPECIES FILE
Gilthead bream have recently appeared off the shores of Ireland. They have a long way to go to reach their full potential, though – in Spain they grow to 16lb!
78 SPECIMEN HUNT COVER STORY
Terry Jackson’s off to Kerry for its legendary big ballan wrasse. Not sure we’d fancy climbing down those cliffs though!
87 WHAT’S NEW
More new gear that’s caught our eye.
94 A DAY ON THE WATER WITH… COVER STORY
David Dinsmore spends a day at the Fort William fishery on the Munster Blackwater with manager Paul Whelan and catches his first salmon.
98 WHY I FISH
Michelle Jordaan from Co Clare does the conger
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