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Corrib providing decent sport to dry fly, dap and sedge patterns

August 31st, 2016 | by

Declan Gibbons reports that Corrib is fishing reasonably well as we come into the last month of the season. Anglers are requested to bear in mind that trout will be preparing for spawning soon, and to exercise restraint in considering whether to take a fish or not.

In the Cornamona area Shay White from Boyne Valley, Co Meath enjoyed good fishing dapping, landing 2 trout in the Dooras area – one of 2.5lbs and the other 3lbs.

On Monday last Ted Wherry from Mayfly Lodge, Ballynalty Bay (tedatmayflylodge@outlook.com)  reported excellent fishing in a 3 hour session in the afternoon for Richard Robinson and himself – all fish released and caught on small sedge patterns.

In the Oughterard area Paul Coridia from Kerry staying at Currarevagh House (091 552312) enjoyed excellent fishing to the dap in the area, landing 18 trout for an estimated 32lbs.

Also in the Oughterard area Basil Shields of Ardnasillagh Lodge (091 552550) reports reasonably good fishing on the lake with olive and sedge hatches being the most prevalent. Antrim angler Tommy Coulter had 2 fish on olives – best fish 2.25lbs and John Gormley had 4 fish, also on olives, including an excellent trout of 4.25lbs. Meath angler Mike McCafferry had 3 fish for his day fishing on Corrib with the best fish being 1.75lbs.

In the Greenfields area 16 Members of the Garrykennedy Angling Club from Tipperary enjoyed two days fishing over the weekend – all fish were sportingly caught and released with Eugene Willis landing a beautiful trout a little over 5.5lbs on a dry sedge. Most of the group’s fish were caught on Saturday and mostly on dry fly patterns. Hopefully the Tipp lads have similar luck against Kilkenny next Sunday in the hurling!

Staying in the Greenfields area Braithreach na Coiribe hosted the Padraic McGrath Classic in which 36 rods participated and 10 trout were weighed in. First place went to Basil Shields and Tom Coyle with 2 fish for 5.35lbs. Second place went to Phillip Kavanagh and Alan Kenny with 1 fish for 3.5lbs and third place went to Eugene McCarthy and Noel O’Toole with 2 fish for 3.25lbs. Heaviest Fish (confined to members only) went to Basil Shields with a trout weighing 3.2lbs

Eugene Willis with a fine 4.5lbs Corrib trout, August 2016

Eugene Willis with a fine 4.5lbs Corrib trout, August 2016

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