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Dubliner Sean catches fabulous 7.5lb Lough Conn trout

March 26th, 2014 | by

Declan Cooke IFI Ballina reports from Lough Conn & Lough Cullin:

Despite a turn for the worse in weather conditions during the week, early season trout fishing on Lough Conn continues to offer some excellent sport with lake levels still dropping. There were wet and windy conditions on most days but  Sean Goulding from Dublin and his boat partner Michael Ruttledge ventured out from the more sheltered western side of the lake and Sean had a fabulous fish (pictured below) of 7.5lbs at the Fir tree shore on a Bibio.

Sean Goulding

Sean Goulding with his 7.5lb trout

The milder weather on Sunday brought on a decent hatch of duckfly in Bog Bay and more good catches of trout were reported many of which were in the 12” – 14” size range. There were also some decent fish caught there throughout the week.

Padraig Traynor had 2 nice trout of 2 ¼ and 2 lbs on a claret dabbler. Joe Quinn had one on an epoxy buzzer weighing 1 ¼ lbs and the duo from Enniscoe, Johnny Warren & Ian Wise had another 6 fish between 1 and 2 lbs. Peter Roche also had a nice fish from Bog Bay on Sunday weighing 1 ¾ lbs.

A lovely trout of 2 ¾ lbs caught by Padraig Traynor in Bog Bay, L. Conn

A lovely trout of 2 ¾ lbs caught by Padraig Traynor in Bog Bay, L. Conn

Excellent hatches of duck-fly and a few olives were reported from Lough Cullin and trout are now feeding actively at the surface. Steven Browne from Knockmore had two on buzzer patterns weighing  2lbs and 1 ½ lbs as well as a few smaller trout.

Declan Cooke IFI
River Moy Manager


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