Whelan in the Pike
On the shores of Lough Furnace near Newport, County Mayo Paul teams up with well-known fish scientist and fanatical angler Dr Ken Whelan, who along with his team of specialists runs the Burrishoole salmon research agency of Ireland. After a whirlwind look at the agency facilities it’s time to set off for some lough fly fishing for Salmon. But after only a few Trout have been caught in the bright, windless conditions, a change of tactics is called for. So Ken offers to take Paul to one of his secret little loughs for a spot of fly-fishing for Pike, which turns out to be a great success, with lots of surface action, fly caught Pike and even Perch.