Sea trout galore at Lough Inagh
August 2nd, 2012 | by Kevin Crowley
Fishery manager Colin Folan reports that the sea trout keep on coming at Lough Inagh! 177 sea trout to 2.5lbs and 7 salmon were reported for 54 rod days for the week up to the 29th. Nearly all the fish were taken from the lake, as there was medium to low water in the river beats for most of the week.
Notable catches for the week included Michael Heery and William Hamilton, who fished Inagh for a day and boated 29 sea trout and 2 Arctic char, on a Green Dabbler, Fr. Ronan and a Snow White. John Roche (Galway) and partner boated 16 sea trout on Green Peters. John Ryan (Clare) and Chuck Adams (USA) recorded 15 sea trout to 2.25lbs on Green Peters and Sean McEvoy (Mayo) landed 12 sea trout and a 5lbs grilse on a variety of patterns. Robert Kelly (Dublin) took a 4.5lbs grilse on a Fr. Ronan and 5 sea trout for a day on Inagh. There were first ever salmon for Dublin couple Frank and Svetlana Lavery, for their 2 days on Inagh. Frank had a 5lbs grilse on a Silver Doctor, and Svetlana had a 2.5lbs fish on a Bloody Butcher. One angler told me that he broke in a salmon in excess of 20lbs during the week on Inagh! Following heavy rain in Connemara, I would expect good water on the river beats this week and these should produce salmon.
Lough Inagh is delighted to announce that Peter O Reilly will be holding a Fly Fishing course in Lough Inagh Lodge on the weekend of 23-26 August. Full details from Inagh 09534706, email@example.com, places are limited to 6 persons.
To book fishing or accommodation at Lough Inagh Lodge, contact the hotel on 00353 95 34706, or view their website at www.loughinaghlodgehotel.ie